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Old 11-24-2004, 05:51 PM   #1
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Anyone have a clue how this could work?

it's called a fish highway.....



apparently the water in the tube is filtered by the tank filters.

Anyone care to explain how this might work?

oh here is the web page..

http://www.fishighway.com
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Old 11-24-2004, 06:04 PM   #2
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Like a siphon, once the highway is full of water, no air can enter the highway as long as both ends remain submerged.
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The ends are both under water. This means the water in the chaseway stays full. With the tube having zero air then the water is stuck in the tubes like a vaclume. Fish can swim up and thru it as if it was all one tank.
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Old 11-24-2004, 06:07 PM   #4
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Continuous Siphon created by uneven water levels in the aquarium ?

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Old 11-24-2004, 06:07 PM   #5
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Thats pretty nifty! Ive seen tanks that have connectors like that a a Rainforest Cafe befire also.
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Old 11-24-2004, 07:37 PM   #6
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Continuous Siphon created by uneven water levels in the aquarium ?

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no.. no siphion..
there's no water movement...
if one of the tanks lost water all the water in the tube would be sent to the lower tank...
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Old 11-25-2004, 07:33 AM   #7
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I've seen similar setups several times, but I've never seen a fish using one.
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Old 11-25-2004, 08:14 AM   #8
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Next time your washing dishes, submerge a glass, pull it up open end down. The water stays in the glass. Same concept just bigger.
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Old 11-25-2004, 08:33 AM   #9
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From the website's FAQ :

How do you clean it?
Water flows through the highway continuously so the tank filters clean the water in the highway. Algea is removed using cleaning magnets for acrylic tanks.

How does water flow through the highway?
Water is pumped through a separate pipe from one tank to the other using a small pump. As the tank water levels change (one rises and the other falls) flow is induced through the highway by the force of gravity.
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This is what I interpreted as a continuous siphon. The water level falls in one tank and water moves through the highway to refill. Since the two tanks are connected with another pipe, the excess from one will be pumped into the other. When the flow is "induced through the highway by the force a gravity" - a siphon. Pretty nifty contraption - don't think I would want to clean it though !
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sort of dangerous... if one end is above water then all water in the "tube" will flush out, probabily forcing everything in the tank out of the tank...
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