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Old 08-10-2013, 11:37 PM   #21
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1 is supposed to look like 2 trees. One tree coming out of the riverbed as a dead stump and a second tree stump on land

2 is a tree stump on land with its roots poking through the riverside
Hmm I'd go with #1 then less hidden space and once its filled in with background substrate and plants it will turn out that way
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Hmm I'd go with #1 then less hidden space and once its filled in with background substrate and plants it will turn out that way
Yeah I agree. 1 "tree" on each balances the scape out between top and bottom
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Yeah I agree. 1 "tree" on each balances the scape out between top and bottom
sounds about right to me can't wait for more pics
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We actually set some up like this in college but we removed the pane of glass on the top aquarium so you only had the back, sides, and base.
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We actually set some up like this in college but we removed the pane of glass on the top aquarium so you only had the back, sides, and base.
Cool! How did it work out
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It worked out fine. We used a piece of driftwood that was bent and ran it as one continuous piece from the top to bottom of the tank. A small return pump was hidden behind it and the tubing ran along the back back up to the top to get a small wet/boggy area in the top tank that dripped back into the lower tank. That was the one issue we had initially. Did have some water "creep" on the underside of the top tank. We ended up running a bead of silicone and created a drip edge to avoid the issue. We removed the rim of course so as not to make it as distracting. We had some concerns at first with the top tanks overall stability with the modifications but no issues over ~ 2 years.
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Yeah my plan was quite similar. The "bog" in the top will run down a sloped "ramp" covered in coco fiber. I'm essentially using DIY terraces in the top tank to give the effect of a small hill/rising water bank. The 2 tanks will have a silicone bead running at the joint. Some type of material (maybe a piece of plastic tarp) will be underneath all the tops substrate to inhibit standing water and the slope should allow some movement. Rough textured rocks will be at the junction of the 2 tanks to hide the seam as well as allow pools of water to form/trickle from the top tanks water feature
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:07 PM   #28
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Really like that driftwood, Nick.
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #29
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Really like that driftwood, Nick.
$20 each on eBay! They are pretty big haha
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Really!? Whose the seller??????
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