04-23-2008, 02:23 PM #1
I saw in my LFS a big tank with a three inch gap between the top and the water level and it made a very pretty waterfall and wonderful sound....is this a suggested practice, or does the tank (i have a 10g) need to be filled to the brim and I need to save my waterfall for my soon to purchase "Big Girl" tank
For the thousandth time today, I wish I would have met this forum before I got the tank, I am rebuying different stuff everyday now because I truly understand the look and feel I want........shux!
04-23-2008, 02:25 PM #2Member Molly
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im my oppionion a 10gal tank doesnt have alot of space to start with to loose even more by not filling it will not be good unless you plan to have very few fish in it.
04-23-2008, 02:32 PM #3
You are FAST ! Right now there are 2 giant danio, 1 longfin leapord danio and a white cloud. I wanted to add two more white cloud and a algae eater (a breed that will stay small hopefully) Is that too many would you say?
04-23-2008, 03:26 PM #4
Leave the algae eater at the pet store. they get far too big... Try some shrimp instead. They are small and amazing little creatures.... The waterfall will increase the water circulation in the tank. If it is not planted leave a little gap of a couple inches. As long as you put something there to break it like a rock or something the stream shoudl be okay... It willadd more o2 to the water too...75 Gallon South Cichlid: Tiger Oscar and Jack Dempsey
55 Gallon GT Tank: 1 Male GT and 8 Giant Danio
20 Gallon Long: Waiting for eco-complete planted red substrate that has been delayed 2 weeks due to weather.
"Don't buy fish at Wal-Mart then go to your local fish store for help when they die. Goto your local fish store first and get educated. It will save you money and many many fishes lives."
04-23-2008, 05:52 PM #5
You could have something like that but as JB pointed out you should be concerned with the strength of the flow it will create. If you can have the flow break into a rock or something it should be fine.
04-23-2008, 06:59 PM #6
Wow, I have the EXACT situation chivy! Ok, the fish aren't the same, but I do have a 10 gallon with a HOB (hang on back) filter. Mine is a Penguin 125 Bio Wheel and it does create a small waterfall if I don't fill the tank to the rim. I've never had any problems with my waterfall, but I've also never let the water free-fall more than about 2" inches or so. It's enough to get the effect, without causing enough current to mess with the substrate (I have a mix of medium to fine gravel).
It's never seemed to bother my Cardinal Tetras or my shrimp and as jbeining75 already mentioned, the extra O2 is a bonus too.
Lately I've kept the tank pretty full because the bubbles tend to inhibit the view a bit and the sound just makes me have to pee.10 gallon planted
* 6 Cardinal Tetras
* 3 Amano Shrimp
* Java Ferns
* Anubias Nana
* Crypto Lutea
* Java Moss
04-23-2008, 09:05 PM #7Originally Posted by pinsonpa