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Old 04-15-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
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Would This be Possible? Half Saltwater Half Freshwater Tank

I want to get a 30 or 40 gallon tank and split it in half down the middle with a solid piece of glass. I'd have separate filters and all. But, I want one side to be a coral reef and the other a planted freshwater community. Is this possible?
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as long as the seal was watertight i think it would work fine. but theres one catch, your gonna have to take a LOT of pictures...
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:16 AM   #3
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I'd go with a bigger tank but sounds freaken awesome!
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:35 AM   #4
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I have never heard of that idea before, but it sounds very cool. I also think it would work if there was an appropriate seal.
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:08 PM   #5
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I'd have to wait a while to do it but good to know it's possible!
How about I do a 75 gal? Split, that'd be 37.5 gals each
I put together these lists with fish that would fit the tank but they are wishlists not stocklists so please tell what'll work!
For the salt stock I'd do-( please criticize and tweak!)
2-neon goby
1-citrus clown goby
1-firefish, purple
1-ocellaris clownfish, tank bred
1-royal gramma
Corals
Fresh wishlist-
3-male bluegrass guppies
2-otos
6-peppered Cory
6-silver tip tetra
1-geman blue ram
5- harlequin rasbora
1-dwarf gourami
3-mosquito fish 2f:1m
Plants-
Swords
Anarchis
Driftwood
Foxtail
Riccia
Rotala indica
Micro sword
Myrio green
Wisteria
Narrow leaf temple
Vallisnera corkscrew
Wisteria
Anubias nana
Cambomba
Dwarf baby tears
Dwarf hairgrass
Cardinal plant
Hydrophilia angustifolia
Ludwigia perunsis
5- moss balls
Oriental sword
Myrio red
Water sprite
Inverts-
2-nerite snail
5-RCS
2-CRS
If I do this the tanks will both have-
Appropriate heaters
50 gal filters
Sand substrate
The freshwater will have two or three driftwood peices
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The only problem I can see coming from this is temperature...it will be extremely difficult and take up a lot of power consumption to keep at different temps so you would probably have to stock both tanks according to the temp you plan on keeping
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The only problem I can see coming from this is temperature...it will be extremely difficult and take up a lot of power consumption to keep at different temps so you would probably have to stock both tanks according to the temp you plan on keeping
Yeah I agree keeping both sides at different temps is going to be very difficult
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Wow, I want to see this when it's done!
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:42 PM   #9
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Theyd be around 76-78 f
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to keep them different,you could try 2 barriers about a half in apart,and fill the gap with styrofaom,should work as decent insulation
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