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Hey guys,

I've been reading about low-tech tanks and the Walstad method. I am interested in having two tanks, one for a betta and the other for guppies and a few other fish. Convinced the wife to give me part of the living room for two tanks I am gonna have a friend fabricate for me. One is a 60P low-iron glass tank (basically 60x30x36) and the other is a 45P a bit modified (45x30x36). Same height and depth but different widths. I will also have to get the stand made for me.

So I wanted your input on everything! Here's the idea visually:
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The top part of the stand should be flushed...but I could easily put a wood top with some waterproof coat?

Light-wise I was thinking about buying 1 big one since they will share height. NICREW ClassicLed Plus (Not sure if I should buy 36-48 or 48-54inc. The total length of the setup should be 43-44inch).

What do you guys think?
 

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I'd go for separate lighting just so you can more easily control individual systems, both photoperiod and intensity, and if one tank needs serious servicing, it'll be easier to remove a shorter light over just one tank.
 

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I'd go for separate lighting just so you can more easily control individual systems, both photoperiod and intensity, and if one tank needs serious servicing, it'll be easier to remove a shorter light over just one tank.
I like that. I just thought it would be "prettier" and cost-effective but like you mention, I can change photoperiod AND if i need to move one tank I will still have a light on the other. TY!
 

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Now that I think about it... wouldn't 2x 15G be better looking? The betta would be delighted to have all that space...and the other tank would have a small school of guppies with maybe 1 cory or 1 pleco.
 
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