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Old 02-25-2012, 06:06 PM   #1 
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hmm... aquarium water bridge.

so i was thinking about how neat it would be to have an aquarium bridge to go from one 10 gallon to another. has anyone ever done this, with bettas? i'm unsure if it would be safe or not. since there isn't any surface of the water for them to breath in the water bridge. and i'm unsure as to how a sorority would act in it. hmm...
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:31 PM   #2 
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I have seen it done on a much larger scale. Someone had a room with multiple tanks, with "bridge" tunnels going all over the ceiling, through the walls...everywhere. However, I believe they had cichlids, not labyrinth fish.

If you are thinking on a small scale, it wouldn't be an issue unless there was potential for the fish to get stuck in the bridge, as there is breathable air on both sides. Just like there is no breathable air in a water tower, but the fish can swim out and breathe elsewhere.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:36 PM   #3 
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very true. it would be on a smaller scale. probably between two 10 gallons not very far apart. i was just wondering if it would be a problem for a sorority. i mean, how would i even go about this? haha. release them all in one tank and then they can venture to the other side? i'm just worried that who ever goes over first declares that tank as her own! haha :]
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:29 PM   #4 
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That would be more of an issue...hmm. Maybe it would be better for a community rather than a sorority.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:56 AM   #5 
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ha yeah thats what i was thinking. wish i could find someone whose done it! it would be a cool idea.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:13 PM   #6 
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I think why is rare is the amount of resources and time it would take to complete and on top of how do you move something like that without the weight snapping or breaking somewhere. Could it be done i think it could, but i think people just op for the safer bet with a 20g instead.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:08 PM   #7 
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If I had room I'd love to experiment with this idea. I would take 2 plastic 5 gallons and use a plastic tube, maybe from a gravel vacuum. Then use aquarium cement for the waterproof bond.

The hard part would be to make a perfectly measured pair of holes!

If I had to move the set up I would ask a friend to help and go slowly. If it was a move to another house, I would dismantle and re-assemble.

On second thought, I would try for a bigger tube than the gravel vac.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:40 PM   #8 
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well the idea i would use is one that just sits on top of two 10 gallons and is removable so that you don't have to go through all of the worries of moving it. a really nice one i found was make of glass or acrylic and then sealed at all corners/sides. another one i found was made of square tubing. where they found that i have no idea! but a lot of people use clear PVC pipe, very expensive. and it's not hard to make most people say it took them a few hours at most.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:20 PM   #9 
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I found this tank at my local thrift store. Its only a 1 1/2 gallon but I've never had a leak
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:45 PM   #10 
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How old is that tank in the pic, I've never seen anything like that almost looks retro
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