10-16-2010, 05:39 PM
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So this project has hit a snag, while working on the 1.5 today, a miscalculation and lack of skill with a dremel has made the hole in the 1.5 far too large to fit over the 5g. So now I either have to,
a) sand the edges and weld on more acrylic to filli in the gaps, this would result in a strange random box structure in the 1.5g unit.
b) skip the 1.5g tank and place the waterfall into the 5g tank via a divider.
Option A would take far longer to do, but will maximize space in the 5g for the puffer. It would, however, have a strange box as mentioned before in the 1.5g that wouldnt really work with what i want for the 1.5g, i would have to totally change how I wanted the platform in the 1.5g.
Option B would be far quicker, to do. It would, however, reduce living space for the puffer to about 3 gallons. This options also affords a host of new options though. With the waterfall in the 5g, I can build a hood that will help with the evaporation. Moreover, a hood would allow me to place a light directly over the tank instead of having to use sunlight as originally planned. It would also be way more portable in the event that it needs to be moved.
I can do either, but I was wondering what everyone else thought about this? I really cant decide on which one is better :-/