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Old 04-02-2013, 11:27 PM   #31
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Added some kind of amazon sword. Don't mind my reflection in the glass. Will be installing DIY filter tomorrow plus heater and adding the stone cats.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:41 PM   #32
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Yeah I've watched several I'm sure I can do it I just hope it looks good lol
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:52 PM   #33
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Ok so I'm figuring up my measurements. How far below the water line do I want the top tanks open part to be. Also the fish will swim around in both right. How much of a lip do I want on the bottom tank to keep the betta from jumping out?
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:12 AM   #34
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Bettas will normally only try to jump when the water level is very low. So far mine hasn't had any will to jump out. But I suppose that depends.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:33 AM   #35
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Well the bottom tank is only going to be 5 or 6 inches high. I really don't want to lose a $20 betta every time they decide to jump ship
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I was thinking for the bottom tank 8x12 x 6 inches high with a water level of 5 inches deep. Top tank maybe 8x8x 12 inches high with the lip being 1 inch below the water level
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:49 AM   #37
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Although my wife likes yours I may use your measurements. you only have one side of the top tank open right? what was the measurement on that piece of glass?
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Added some kind of amazon sword. Don't mind my reflection in the glass. Will be installing DIY filter tomorrow plus heater and adding the stone cats.
Looks sweet as I knew it would.
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I was thinking for the bottom tank 8x12 x 6 inches high with a water level of 5 inches deep. Top tank maybe 8x8x 12 inches high with the lip being 1 inch below the water level
Remember to consider the depth of the substrate will influence the water level.
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Remember to consider the depth of the substrate will influence the water level.
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