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Tank in a tank?

I'm trying to consolidate my multi tanks in to one, but I have a very territorial gourami. My idea is to put a smaller tank in to a larger tank, then kind of have a waterfall/overflow into the larger tank. Anyone every try this?
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Unless the smaller one is taller than the larger one, I don't see how that would work.
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search youtube for cascading fish tank/aquarium.

my old lfs used to have a cascading setup where they put all their live plants. looked really nice. it can be done. im clueless on the plumbing though.

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Unless the smaller one is taller than the larger one, I don't see how that would work.
I just won't have the larger tank filled to the top.

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Thanks I'll try that search.
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Your thinking too hard. Just put a divider in the tank and call it a day.

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DefiniteAquaScapeTV on youtube films big exhibits in Europe. I remember one very attractive and modern tank that was 2 rimless tanks, the upper one was tipped so one corner poured into the lower tank. About half the upper tank was in the lower tank so the waterfall was not noisy I think. I see no reason why that cannot be done. And here on TPT there are more than one poster that tiers tanks. The upper one drains to the lower then to the filter then back up to the upper tank.

I read the how to on the double tank. It was difficult to design for stability given that it was quite an illusion and looked really simple.


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A lot of people think dividers are ugly, and they get in the way of a nice scape. Using a taller tank inside of another tank can open up whole new worlds of aquascape possibilities. You would have to silicone the smaller tank inside the larger one, and leave space all around for water flow I think. And come up with a way to circulate the water through both without drilling them, and without making it look ugly. I think those would be your biggest speed bumps.

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This is my aquaponics sump. I was thinking of building something like this inside the tank.

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You could put a diagonal piece of glass as a divider. It would be essentially invisible. You would need to deal with water flow with siphon tubes or something.
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