Originally Posted by icydeath
True about the 6 foot thing. Make sure you build a brace/frame around it to reinforce and make sure that it is only tilted down, not tilted down and to the side or it will twist. Also, make sure you build something so they can travel back and forth.
Could you clarify your idea? I'm a little confused.
Well what I was thinking about doing in regards to the tilting is, just like putting a 2x4 or some wood shims under one end of the stand and then having the other end cut like a turtle tank and drain into another tank with a big sump pump pumping the water back up, but that takes up more room and is noisy.
What I'm planning now is a custom Glasscages tank around 48x18x13 with an overflow on one side and bulk heads in the other, additionally I might want a bulk head or 2 on the side with the overflow (corresponding with an extra bulkhead at the other end) for a power-head (like the maxi-jet in my vid but less intrusive). The other thing I thought of is getting a little longer tank and having them block off 2-4" of the tank for the over flow.
I got a MAXI-JET 900 for now, in circulation mode it blew everything out of my 29 gallon all over and all around, it was kind of funny I put a huge rock in front of it and it just eroded out the gravel and the rock fell over, so I set it up in power-head mode run outside the tank and once primed, running it outside the tank doesn't seem like any issue at all, I really don't know why people were telling me it wouldn't work?
One Hillstream bit the dust last night
, took him back for fish credit, the other seems content with hiding under my drift wood and never coming out?... but the 3rd is happy as can be scampering over the drift wood and rocks right in the flow, I just wish he would find my algae covered arch thing.
Heres a vid of my current set up, the hillstream tank is a hackjob/prof of concept and I will be getting a FX6 for the big tank, the HOB
's came with it (I know someones guna say I don't have proper filtration even tho there is 8 fish in a 150 gal
). Sorry the quality really degraded when uploaded, but you get to see me spill my monster all over at the end haha.
Pics of the active guy
isnt he cute? lol
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