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Look at this crazy aquarium

So I was browsing the old internet and found this aquarium. Its called the labyrinth aquarium. It looks cool but 6500 dollar cool I'm not so sure. How would you clean the bottom bowls? What do you think?
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If you want, I'll hold the end of the $100 bills while you light the other ends...LOL...

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Cool look but completely inpracticle for function, no way to properly filtrate, light, or clean all areas. And unless that's 10' by 10' by 20' ( bigger than most rooms or doors can handle) it's not worth that price tag.

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If you want, I'll hold the end of the $100 bills while you light the other ends...LOL...
Trust me I don't want it. I have enough problems!!!!!
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Looks to be the sort of thing companies might set up for a temporary thing like a meeting or convention where expense is not a concern as long as it impresses the right people. Sort of thing that they show on the TV tank show. Money's not a problem when you get to use what should belong to other folks!
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Cool look but completely inpracticle for function, no way to properly filtrate, light, or clean all areas. And unless that's 10' by 10' by 20' ( bigger than most rooms or doors can handle) it's not worth that price tag.
That's what I was thinking. It looks more like $65.
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It looks like a good way to kill fish! Fish all need to have an air space, with fresh air, above the water. Those Bettas will live short lives as shown.

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Looks pretty dumb if you ask me. Especially for 6,500 dollars.
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Looks like a hamster habitat.
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that's what I was thinking!
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There was someone on here a few years ago who had a setup kind of like that

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There was someone on here a few years ago who had a setup kind of like that
and they are no longer around because everyone made fun of them?


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Yeah, I think this is one of those things (like the Segway) for people with more money then sense...

That said, I don't think the setup is necessarily impossible. The way it's arranged, you can directly access each of the lower bulbs through a top bulb. Wouldn't be easy to net a fish, but you could snake a siphon or poke some tongs down there as needed. Also, I think it would be fairly easy to use a powerhead/filter or two to set up a current so that there is constant water flow through all bulbs/tubes. (I'd have to think a bit on specifically how, but I don't imagine it will be too difficult...)
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Yeah, I think this is one of those things (like the Segway) for people with more money then sense...

That said, I don't think the setup is necessarily impossible. The way it's arranged, you can directly access each of the lower bulbs through a top bulb. Wouldn't be easy to net a fish, but you could snake a siphon or poke some tongs down there as needed. Also, I think it would be fairly easy to use a powerhead/filter or two to set up a current so that there is constant water flow through all bulbs/tubes. (I'd have to think a bit on specifically how, but I don't imagine it will be too difficult...)
I've been thinking about that since I saw this thread this morning. How tog et a power head in there! I just cannot figure out a way with the current design. Right now each bowl require it to be attached to the other bowls to be water tight, so if you stick a power head in there you will have to run at least the power cord outside of the "aquarium" and I have not figured out how that would be done and it still have it's water right seal. If you figure out a way let me know, I am really interested in that.


I also agree with the above, I think this could be something that a company sets up for meetings and events and then takes it all down within a day or two.
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I've been thinking about that since I saw this thread this morning. How tog et a power head in there! I just cannot figure out a way with the current design. Right now each bowl require it to be attached to the other bowls to be water tight, so if you stick a power head in there you will have to run at least the power cord outside of the "aquarium" and I have not figured out how that would be done and it still have it's water right seal. If you figure out a way let me know, I am really interested in that.


I also agree with the above, I think this could be something that a company sets up for meetings and events and then takes it all down within a day or two.
The top bowls with the black caps have an opening on the top like a regular goldfish bowl. U could run a powerhead through the top and place the cap over the cord.
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