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Old 11-04-2006, 08:34 AM   #11
 
Those water bridge ideas are cool, but I think it would be a PITA when performing water changes and the water level gets close to the level of the pipe opening.

I prefer your idea Joe about one tank as half land and the other tank all water, with both tanks drilled. This way, you don't have to worry about sucking water through the pipes, like the water bridge setups.

I'm just not sure what inhabitants in the half land tank, since most of them I know eat or may attack fish. Unless you like plants and make the half land tank with plants and have a pump to water so it looks like a stream going into the tank.
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:52 PM   #12
 
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I checked out the link for the water bridge and think it is very cool! Of course you would need $tands$ for both and would have to make sure that the fish in both tanks were compatible. But, way cool!
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:22 AM   #13
 
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I was looking into doing this for my wife's tanks.
The cost was to high for us to justify doing it though.

Another route is using acrylic and making a square tunnel.
I'm not sure if it would be less expensive, but if it is, look forward to alot of labor.
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:29 PM   #14
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Honestly why not just buy a big tank and glue some plexiglass down the center with a large hole cut into it then you could get the same effect and not have to worry about ruining 2 tanks, weakenin the glass or cleaning problems. Just a thought. I mean you could still even put the tube in if you put in 2 dividers. thta would be really wild looking.

a very rough idea of what i had in mind
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:52 PM   #15
 
i think you will need two pipes, one pipe brings the water to the 10 gallon, the other pipe brings it from the 10 gallon, otherwise the wavemaker/powerhead will take the water out of the 20 and put it in the 10 which will fill up the 10 gallon fast. Place a powerhead one each pipe one heading out in a separate direction.
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Old 02-18-2007, 01:09 AM   #16
 
hmmm

a fish deciding to die right in the middle would be abit of a pain, would be a good idea to put some sort of filter so larger fish wouldnt eat the smaller fish /fry, but the smaller could swim in and out as they pleased in the other tank.hope a larger fish doesnt take up residency in the middle of the pipe and block off anyones hopes of "migrating".brilliant idea tho, wouldnt wanna drill holes in my tanks tho unless they were really cheap and not glass...or id do it myself without a care.....on second thought wat if u had a pump/filter running back to ur 20g from ur 10g to pump the water back into the other one
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:58 AM   #17
 
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Yes that's great if you are not moving your tanks !!! However do not forget to put thin mesh at one end of tube so that only small fish can go from large tank to small tank
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Old 03-17-2007, 02:15 PM   #18
 
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so, I talked to a guy from another website, and he's got something like 6tanks all connected by these water bridges. He made his out of sheets of acyrlic, so they were square. It's pretty cool.
He gave me these links, which I think were mentioned earlier.

http://www.bio-elite.com/waterbridge.htm
http://www.fishighway.com/

give it a shot, looks promising, and safer than drilling a possibly tempered tank!
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Old 03-17-2007, 03:59 PM   #19
 
I think its a pritty cool idea. Id just say to think it through again and again to make sure theres no hidden greef once you do it :D
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Old 05-02-2007, 12:14 AM   #20
 
i think you might like this connected tank
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