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Old 12-05-2011, 10:19 PM   #1 
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Open bottom fish tanks(?)

I just absolutely adore the look and was wondering if anyone's bought one or made one themselves. I just think it would be a fantastic tank to have and I could possibly turn the bottom half into a riparium (which is something I've been thinking of doing =^.^) while the back, taller part of the tank can display the fishies and even more aquatic plants.

Here's one example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5InNVJ_Ythc

I was also wondering if anyone's tried this tank with bettas and how they fair in the taller part- I know someone had a forum similar to this where they used a vase and they said they had to add a bit of air in it so the betta won't freak when trying to breath in that part of the tank/vase >.>;;....
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:53 AM   #2 
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The top part is created by creating a vacuum at the top. I wouldn't personally recommend it for labyrinth breathers because there would be no air for them to access. You can leave a little bit of air up at the top, but it won't last very long before it is anoxic.

I HAVE seen a youtube video of somebody who had their betta in one of these for a year but again, I wouldn't do it because you never know what might happen when you're not looking.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:06 AM   #3 
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Ah, okay, I thought so. I figured the air would get stale er somethin if left too long >.>... I just wasn't sure... I suppose if it were a 'mini' open bottom tank, then it would be more doable, but something on a more larger scale would be better with other kinds of species.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:10 AM   #4 
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The look is awesome.. I Want to set one up in my grandparents pond. Would be really neat especially in the winter time with snow on top & all around & Fish still swimming in it (there water will not freeze due to the well trype they have)
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A member here has one for his betta.. a cylinder on the right of his tank, very interesting and pretty.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:54 AM   #6 
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Intersting idea. WOuLd an airstone help with circulation at the top??
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:20 AM   #7 
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Intersting idea. WOuLd an airstone help with circulation at the top??
Problem with an airstone is that it would be adding air to the top & would eventually push all the water out the bottom.
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Problem with an airstone is that it would be adding air to the top & would eventually push all the water out the bottom.
I see people with air stones in these tanks, are you sure it will displace the water?
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:33 PM   #9 
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A member here has one for his betta.. a cylinder on the right of his tank, very interesting and pretty.
yeah, I saw that one, it's the one I was mentioning above as a small example ^.^
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:39 PM   #10 
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The look is awesome.. I Want to set one up in my grandparents pond. Would be really neat especially in the winter time with snow on top & all around & Fish still swimming in it (there water will not freeze due to the well trype they have)
Speaking of, I think you'd enjoy these videos if you haven't seen them already:
I think it looks a bit over stocked, but that's just how I feel... Otherwise, it's pretty much what you were talking about outside with a pond ^.^
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g7nlQXkZy4

And here's this one with the same concept, but with spheres... The look is just amazing- I actually like it more than the other one >.>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-PH2...d&noredirect=1
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