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Old 04-03-2013, 04:05 AM   #41
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When I do my wife's betta tank I'm doing an upside down tank I'm gonna go with a cube on a cube bottom 12x12x12 top 10x10x12 or close to it I only want a 1" gap between the top and bottom tanks so it don't leave much room for the betta to try to fly away. LoL
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:01 AM   #42
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That might work lol. she wants some bog plants or something so I want to give her room to plant it

Thought about putting some wisteria in the upside down part but it isn't going to have a light so I don't know what we can get away with using. We have tons of wisteria in her planted tank though
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andresdeo did some pretty good DIY lighting for his upside down tank. May not be the most aesthetically pleasing to the eye for some, but it should do the trick.
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andresdeo did some pretty good DIY lighting for his upside down tank. May not be the most aesthetically pleasing to the eye for some, but it should do the trick.
I'll have to check it out
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The Summary

So here's the overview of the entire project:
Glass: 1/4" thick, pre-cut when ordered, non-sanded. About $40 for all 10 pieces
Silicone: DAP 100% Silicone gifted from family member. Free
Substrate: Quikrete Play Sand, about $3 for 50 lbs. Actual amount used probably would equate to a few cents
Filter: DIY from Tic Tac container (about $1) with 100% polyester fill and small stones and a suction cup(already had on-hand) Plus small aerator ($9) for power.
Decor: approximately $30 for plants and ornaments
Other: Tetra 2-10 gallon heater $11, Hossen LED Light $16

Total: $110


Not sure if that's impressive or not when you consider the size of the tank, but I'm thinking if I used acrylic I might have saved a little bit of money. On another note, I think I may have been the first to make an air-powered filter from a Tic Tac box ;3
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:59 PM   #46
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That is awesome
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:52 AM   #47
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So here's the overview of the entire project:
Glass: 1/4" thick, pre-cut when ordered, non-sanded. About $40 for all 10 pieces
Silicone: DAP 100% Silicone gifted from family member. Free
Substrate: Quikrete Play Sand, about $3 for 50 lbs. Actual amount used probably would equate to a few cents
Filter: DIY from Tic Tac container (about $1) with 100% polyester fill and small stones and a suction cup(already had on-hand) Plus small aerator ($9) for power.
Decor: approximately $30 for plants and ornaments
Other: Tetra 2-10 gallon heater $11, Hossen LED Light $16

Total: $110

Not sure if that's impressive or not when you consider the size of the tank, but I'm thinking if I used acrylic I might have saved a little bit of money. On another note, I think I may have been the first to make an air-powered filter from a Tic Tac box ;3
Total cost at $110 for a custom and unique tank even under 5 gal id be ok with that shoot.
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That looks awesome! I love the filter idea, how creative! Your betta is very pretty
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:26 AM   #49
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That looks awesome! I love the filter idea, how creative! Your betta is very pretty
Thanks. His fins are more of a turquoise color but for some reason he looks very blue.
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