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Old 04-02-2013, 09:51 AM   #21
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Welcome there's all kinds of good stuff on there I'm gonna connect 2 tanks when the next $1/gal sale comes around and put my recliner between the 2 under the tunnel.
That's gonna kick butt
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:16 PM   #22
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Ok I called glass cages. A local aquarium builder about 15 minutes from me and for 10 pieces of cut 1/4" glass cut the sizes I want for $40 and aquarium silicone $6 or do you think I should just buy glass and a cutter from lowes
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #23
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Ok I called glass cages. A local aquarium builder about 15 minutes from me and for 10 pieces of cut 1/4" glass cut the sizes I want for $40 and aquarium silicone $6 or do you think I should just buy glass and a cutter from lowes
How many gallons are you expecting and the glass cutters can be a pain if you have never used one before at least for me it was.
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:57 PM   #24
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I want like 3.5 gallon
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:02 PM   #25
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I want like 3.5 gallon
Sry also meant to ask are u wanting a basic tank or something crazy like the upside down setup if u want something crazy I would have the pros cut it. IMO.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:47 PM   #26
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Upside down
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:50 PM   #27
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If you know how to cut glass properly (really simple by the way) it would be cheaper to cut it yourself. Just be really careful not to cut yourself, and sand down the edges once cut.
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I would have them cut it unless you have cut glass before I had to replace a window in my shed recently and it took me 3 trys to get it right lol
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #29
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I've cut glass for a window once. I've never built an aquarium
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:08 PM   #30
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There's a great video by UrauJoey on YouTube on how to build a glass aquarium.
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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, 10:41 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, 10:52 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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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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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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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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