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Old 07-11-2005, 09:11 AM   #1
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new way 2 connect 2 tanks!!

ok i made one for my 10 but didnt take pics
fisrt u need a pvc elbow the 6 inches of pvc pipe the a elbow
the 12 inches of pipe then a elbow the 6 inches of pipe then and elbow.
take the 2 elbows that have the 6 inches of pipe attached to them but nothing else put one in each tank. next drill a hole in the 12 inch pipe and
put the intake of a cansiter filter in hole and silicon it (u might want to put sponge or wire over intake)
then slpit the outtake and put one outtake in each tank. plug on end of the pvc fill pvc with water and start pump unplug end
oh and make sure elbows are in water..
the fish can swim threw this easily my barbs love it!!!
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Old 07-12-2005, 08:21 AM   #2
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i just moved it so it attached to unplanted mollie and barb tank and the tiger fry tank
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Old 07-12-2005, 08:44 AM   #3
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I'm trying to picture it in my mind based on your description in the first post, but I don't understand your instructions. Could you clarify it a little bit, or perhaps post a picture?
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essentially you have a an inverted U of pipe with one end in each tank.

A good thread on a similar idea is here:

http://www.fishforums.net/index.php?...6893&hl=bridge
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Old 07-12-2005, 02:21 PM   #5
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the ultimate way....

http://www.fishighway.com/

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The best site I found about this is at http://www.bio-elite.com/waterbridge.htm. He describes it well with lots of pictures.
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pretty cool concept indeed
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Old 07-12-2005, 05:45 PM   #9
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lol mines a littel more high tech see with the filter in the pipes the water is moving in the pipe so the pipe doesnt get clogged or dirty
(diagram posted soon) i aint got a digital camera
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I've seen these before and would probably do it if my tanks were the same height...

Has anyone figured out how to connect 2 tanks (in this case a 20g tall and a 10gal) that have different water heights?

I could easily set up a combined filter system, the trick is making a bridge that wouldn't need valves so that fish could go back and forth without getting chopped by a moving part. The only thing I've thought of so far would be raising the 10gallong so that the tops of the water levels were even... Wich would put the bottom of my 10 gallon WAY up in the air.
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