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Old 11-12-2012, 04:24 PM   #16
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If it is copper, dead shrimpies.

Otherwise, I agree, good for shrimp, not bettas.

Also, a Pre-filter would be oh so necessary.

Their demo video is kind of horrifying bc the poor betta gets smashed by the water being poured in.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:42 PM   #17
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Do your tanks have the built in UG drain system BBrad?
I think it's a slick idea for the bowl type smaller tanks.
My wife keeps a betta at work and a gift card for that might find a way under the tree in December as a novelty. Thanks for posting!
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No such system in my tanks. The idea of a maintenance free tank is essentially the same, no water changes, but I emerse the roots of land plants in the tank water. The roots take in the nitrogens the fish produce and the water stays pure.

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Old 11-12-2012, 04:42 PM   #18
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If it is copper, dead shrimpies.
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I went back and watched it again, the Copper Plumbing elbow looks to be a decorative cover for a plastic tube. If you look at the outflow you can see it.

I also noticed the water level would stay below the overflow so there would be little if any backwash effect even if there was copper contact at any point.

Personally, If clean a 1 qt, jar is that "icky" or so much trouble one shouldn't be in this hobby.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:29 PM   #19
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im considering the DIY option at this point!!!

i saw a 5 gallon a petsmart the other day when i was getting emergency crickets, that tank has "drill hole in the side" written all over the side of it in my head
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:09 PM   #20
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The fact that they have raised 53k+ dollars for a glass vase with an overflow spigot on the side baffles me.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #21
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Not paying $70 for a vase with a tap .

Rather get an Ebi or Flora for that price. 16x bigger, filter, lights, substrate and bonus supplies.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:11 PM   #22
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Every drilled tank is already something like that. With the proper plumbing any tank can be 'self cleaning' in the same way that one is. I do not see it working for a planted tank, though. The idea that waste falls through the substrate may be OK for a non-planted tank. Coarse gravel would do what the marbles are doing in that set up.
The larger floor of a real tank would need more of a 'system' for cleaning, though. Under gravel plates, for example. Stick the siphon down the up tubes, and clean under the plates. I did it that way when I was trying the reverse UGF concept.

Sure looks like copper outlet. I am not sure that it is in contact with the water all the time, though. Only the out flowing water during a water change.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:07 AM   #23
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O.K. so who's going to be the 1st forum member to do a DIY Knock Off?



This might be worth buying a glass cutting bit for.
I might make one. After looking at their design, it seems fairly simple to make. Would definitely make it much larger though.
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I want to make one of these out of a plastic 5g water cooler jug
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:10 AM   #25
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It only works for 3 -5 gallons ( small tank)
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:33 PM   #26
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It only works for 3 -5 gallons ( small tank)
Not true at all. Automatic water change systems are based on a similar premise, using a drip fill and an overflow attached to a drain.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:05 PM   #27
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Not true at all. Automatic water change systems are based on a similar premise, using a drip fill and an overflow attached to a drain.


It's a pretty simple physics principle that can be applied to any vessel that would be suitable to use in our hobby.

If one wanted to do this in 5gl tank they could silicone in a false bottom piece of glass that has 1/2" pitch from one end toward the syphon inlet. Then cover with a single later round river stone/pebbles.

I see the design merit in a fish room for use in holding tanks/ Q-tanks for adult fish.
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