How about Globes and Cylinders? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-28-2013, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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How about Globes and Cylinders?

I have been searching everywhere online for pics of globes and cylinder type of shapes as aquariums to see for inspiration. I wanted to see how they were aquascaped, since I want to use this as a tropical tank with plants.

I purchased an old 4' 1/2" gumball machine that we will be turning into an aquarium. I haven't figured volume out, etc. Just wanted to look at some scapes!

The bottom is a cylinder with clear acrylic about 20 inches tall and the top is a globe that I holds (I am guessing) around 20-25 gallons. They will be run as two separate tanks.

Anyone with ideas, pics, or links?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-29-2013, 05:00 AM
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You can do a search on fish bowls on this site for inspiration but I've never seen a globe that big. Davrx has some interesting ideas if you're looking for something different.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-29-2013, 07:22 AM
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pics of the machine?
you could stick to the globe thing you kind of threw out, make a map in the dirt with the plants creating the land mass, and no plants where the water/ocean is.
could be something as small as your state, to the whole USA if you do it right

otherwise you're pretty limited by height/size of these odd tanks, like I said pics will help get us thinking.
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