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Old 03-26-2013, 03:28 PM   #1
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Open bottom (Upside down) Aquarium Build!

The mission: build a glass open bottom aquarium for 1 male Veiltail Betta and 2 Asian Stone Catfish [approximately 3.5 gallons)

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Upside down tank:6"x6"x13"
Bottom tank: 10"x10"x6"
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:35 AM   #2
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Awesome idea good luck with it. May I pm you with a couple questions
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:18 AM   #3
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Question away.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:04 PM   #4
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I used to have this tank, hope you like it!
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:40 AM   #5
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It looks marvelous. What kind of lighting did you use?
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Old 03-29-2013, 02:23 AM   #6
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I'm still confused about how this is 'upside down', but it looks cool, and Hara jerdoni is one of my favorite catfish species!
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:57 AM   #7
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I'm still confused about how this is 'upside down', but it looks cool, and Hara jerdoni is one of my favorite catfish species!

The upper tank is upside down.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:13 PM   #8
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Look it up on Youtube, there are really nice videos which explain the principles behind it. My lights were DIY with CFL bulbs, nothing fancy. I have a couple of old threads on this topic, if you care to look them up
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Look it up on Youtube, there are really nice videos which explain the principles behind it. My lights were DIY with CFL bulbs, nothing fancy. I have a couple of old threads on this topic, if you care to look them up
Mind sending a link?
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http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ks-146372.html

I'll have to look up the Youtube videos, although some may be in there.
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Here it is all sealed up and filled up! Still gotta put the decorative stuff in it... all in good time
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Looks good! Can't wait to see it progress
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It looks awesome ! ! ! Good job on that build ...
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Looking good!
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Looks really nice! Keep us posted.
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Added sand as the substrate and put in a little Buddha ornament. Will be putting in more plants tomorrow and I'll post pics. :3
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That is so awesome. I've got a few questions. I would like to make something similar for just a betta maybe about 2 or 2-1/2 gallons you wouldn't happen to know the measurements I would need on that and also would it need a filter if so just a small one on the bottom tank work? What else would I need

Also water changes. I would have to do water changes quite often how would you do this. I'm assuming if you remove water from the bottom tank it would lower the level of the top how do you get the water back in
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That is so awesome. I've got a few questions. I would like to make something similar for just a betta maybe about 2 or 2-1/2 gallons you wouldn't happen to know the measurements I would need on that and also would it need a filter if so just a small one on the bottom tank work? What else would I need

Also water changes. I would have to do water changes quite often how would you do this. I'm assuming if you remove water from the bottom tank it would lower the level of the top how do you get the water back in

https://sites.google.com/site/thefis...nt/diyfishtank
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Thanks, good link
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.
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