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Cody 10-17-2008 07:41 PM

Crazy Idea.
 
I was looking around at different tanks, both SW and FW, and I had a crazy idea. You may know where I'm going with this. This is a complete idea, and I know that there is a very high chance that it would never work, but hey, why not ask?:-)

A tank that is split in half, with one side being a reef, and the other being FW. Say you get one light that is sufficient for both reef and FW plants. You would silicone like a 3/4"-1" black acrylic all the way to the brace of a 55/75G tank, right in the middle, so no water gets over anywhere. Different filters (one for FW and one or SW), different fish, different enviroments. About what, 27 gallons each?

I'm going to make a picture. I think this would look very interseting IMO. Let me know what you think.

*Remember, idea. No one said I am, or would ever do it (but it is tempting...)*

Cody 10-17-2008 08:21 PM

Basic Picture to clear stuff up.
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/5...bletankip8.png

onefish2fish 10-17-2008 10:27 PM

is that coraline i see growing on your live rock? :lol:

i actually thought about something similiar and think it would be awesome so i think you should do it lol..

how about drilling both tanks to a tank underneath that has the same idea but is a dual sump ( one salt with skimmer one fresh with bioballs )

crazy4fish 10-18-2008 11:21 AM

i think having a tank like that would be awesome...but i dont want to be the first to try it out :lol: if you do make a tank like that let me know how it works! ;-)

willow 10-18-2008 11:23 AM

i think it's an interesting idea, :)
don't think i've ever seen anything like it before,i will
be interested to see where you go with this.

Cody 10-18-2008 02:18 PM

As much as I would like to do it, I probably cant for a few years. Being only 14, my Parents would say no and blah blah blah...Lol.

But, in the future (if this isnt made by then), I am going to try it out. That would be a very long time though.

Tyyrlym 10-18-2008 02:43 PM

I have a picture of exactly this being done, unfortunately I don't have it with me right at this second. So long as you keep both sides filled there's little pressure on the divider and it won't have and trouble holding in water. Just be careful when you change water on the fresh side. In fact having sumps for both would be an excellent idea so that water changes can be done in the sump and prevent the divider from ever seeing pressure.

onefish2fish 10-18-2008 06:27 PM

^^^ good point noted.

fishkid 10-18-2008 09:15 PM

This cold definitely be done. I've seen a freshwater tank inside a saltwater one.

Tyyrlym 10-19-2008 11:18 AM

Found it.
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/6972/dscn0022ae2.jpg


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