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    I am planning a small breeding system for my impending arrivals of Bergia nudis and was going to go and buy a sheet of glass.

    The tank is going to be reasonably small and shallow but with a few small chambers for ease of breeding/feeding and will have a large end chamber for growing cheato.

    I have a few old mirrors in the garage which have no frame, the are purely mirror glass. I was considdering using them to make the tank instead of buying glass.

    I thought this might help the light reflect in the cheato chamber and be something different.

    Anyone ever tried it or think of any real problems?
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    Mirror glass breaks far easier than tank glass. That would be my concern as well as stressed out fish seeing themselves.

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    It's going to be soley for breeding bergia nudi branches so the stress thing isn't an issue.

    I see your point about the fragility. I may have to rethink.

    The system will be a series of chambers no bigger than 6 inches each with the exception of the last which would be 12 inches square for growing cheato.

    I might just use normal glass and line the cheato area with mirror glass.
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    Chris, you have got me really curious about this set-up

    Can I talk you into starting a journal ???
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Oh yes, journal! And I'm with Hobbs on this. If you still wanted the look, you could build a reg tank, and then incorporate the mirror onto say, the back. Of course your background would then be the reflection of the room, but it might be cool.

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    I know this is supposed to be about saving money, but you could use some shiny mylar on the onside of your build to help reflect the light back into your setup.

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