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Yeah, I would absolutely connect them. Like this, but waaaay simpler:

http://www.ohgizmo.com/2008/01/18/fi...fish-overpass/

Really just need and upside down "U" to connect them. I know it's kind of hokey, but it would be interesting. Since it would keep the water levels equal you could change the water for both tanks using a single python water changer or whatever you use.

Lol...yup, that setup is pretty awesome! I'm probably gonna pass since I want to keep different water parameters and critters in the two tanks.
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Both very different, but that's a good thing! I could look at those tanks for hours.

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Lol...yup, that setup is pretty awesome! I'm probably gonna pass since I want to keep different water parameters and critters in the two tanks.
Makes sense. Definitely true the critters wouldn't always go where they would look best. The cardinals will look great in the iwagumi, but they would probably just go hide in more heavily planted tank.

I guess we should leave the fish skyways for tanks with pirate ships and colorful gravel.
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It's been one week. Glosso and HC starting to creep noticeably, although about a quarter of the HC has floated to the top of the tank...may leave it there permanently to encourage taller growth in the hair grass, as well as provide some cover for the critters to be added...think I want to try green neons instead of cardinals. Hair algae is very visible in both tanks. Will remove as much as I can @ water change tomorrow.
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Trimmed out alot of the naughty stargrass bits yesterday...looking much better. Moved the baby tears in the middle foreground behind the driftwood. I may put crypt parva in its place, if I can find some. Or some other plant...any suggestions?
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Hairgrass growing fast, and getting taller than I expected...which is good.
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These little JBJ fans work well, have a small footprint, and produce low noise. Good product.
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Bonus 'tank'! Leftover foreground plants.
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Oh so you have been holding out on us with that bonus tank eh?

Everything looks really good.
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I like the bonus tank too!!!
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my dwarf hair grass is just under 3 inches long. Dwarf my butt!!! is that an LED light on the "bonus tank"

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post #53 of 92 (permalink) Old 03-23-2013, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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my dwarf hair grass is just under 3 inches long. Dwarf my butt!!! is that an LED light on the "bonus tank"
Not an LED, it's a 13w CF
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baller equipments here. love the scapes!

what are you using to hold up those fans?
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my dwarf hair grass is just under 3 inches long. Dwarf my butt!!! is that an LED light on the "bonus tank"
Well did you buy E. Parvula or E. Belem? My Belem is only about 1-2" long.

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baller equipments here. love the scapes!

what are you using to hold up those fans?
Thnx. I think they are supposed to be handles for furniture. Found 'em at a store that sells bathroom/kitchen furniture/fixtures.
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Well did you buy E. Parvula or E. Belem? My Belem is only about 1-2" long.
I think both of us are talking about E. Acicularis. I personally couldn't find Parvula or Belem anywhere.
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This is week two (plus a few days). Only thing of note to report is algae is kicking my a$$ at this point. Hair, thread, spot, dust...you name it, I've got it. Plants are growing really good for the most part. So I am probably just going to hold on for another week or two before I start playing with lighting & ferts.

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I really like all of your tanks. They will look amazing when the carpets are fully grown in. Quick question. What do you use the fans for?

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I really like all of your tanks. They will look amazing when the carpets are fully grown in. Quick question. What do you use the fans for?
Thnx. Fans are run off temp controllers like chillers. Hoping to keep CRS in one tank, and want to maintain temps @ max 74 degrees.
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