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Just one question - how many inches at the top are you leaving - so that your fish don't jump out - I would love to leave my tanks open topped - but I'm worried about my guys jumping ship. and - very lovely tanks!!!
 

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Well you see the riparium tank has several inches.{I can measure if you need} The other tank I do cover at night with eggcrate. Most tanks do run near the surface, and it is best to cover them or risk jumping. I have oddly never had one jump in the daytime{knock on wood} only at night.
You can cover it with a reptile cover, make one from eggcrate, or bridal veil.
 

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Thank you Blue Fish. Stainless steel...;-)
Ahh, thanks for the correction! I kept wondering if aluminum was right...lol! Now I'm educated, lol! :)

They really are beautiful, and I love the small décor you have inside, is that vintage as well?


Oh, and as for the tank covers, I'm not sure if it would work with tanks like this, but it definitely does with regular black-rimmed tanks:
Sliding Glass Tank Lids:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNFMyJw4aFI
 

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Would love a link to places where we could buy them plant pots that are sticking out the top of the tanks and the plants also
 

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Ahh, thanks for the correction! I kept wondering if aluminum was right...lol! Now I'm educated, lol! :)

They really are beautiful, and I love the small décor you have inside, is that vintage as well?


Oh, and as for the tank covers, I'm not sure if it would work with tanks like this, but it definitely does with regular black-rimmed tanks:
Sliding Glass Tank Lids:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNFMyJw4aFI
Thank you.:) Yes, the two in the tank on the left, the riparium tank, are vintage. The mermaid is from occupied Japan, the small seahorse is from the 50's- 60's.The spikey seahorse is not vintage.

The tanks look very well thought-out and balanced. Your bettas are very beautiful - very breeding worthy lol
Thank you. I am too old and have too full of a house to set up for breeding.:lol:

Would love a link to places where we could buy them plant pots that are sticking out the top of the tanks and the plants also
I can tell you that the plants on top came from various sources. Plants like the pink polka dot and aluminum plant can be found sometimes at grocery stores or home improvement stores. The planters came from a Riparium supply site. He also sells plants and planters for inside the tank. You should be able to google them. Links are not allowed here as far as I know.;-)
 

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It would be good to know how many inches are left at the top. I imagine the plants grow better without something blocking the light.
 
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