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Floating objects good idea?

PostPosted:02 Feb 2019 17:20
by zlatan2601
How do opae handle floating objects? For esthetic effect i am thinking on adding a floating tube to my tank. Good idea or will this cause unnecessary stress?

I was thinking to add this tube (filled with something) :
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Re: Floating objects good idea?

PostPosted:02 Feb 2019 17:24
by Algae In Space
zlatan2601 wrote: 02 Feb 2019 17:20 (filled with something)

Helium? :smile:


Don't think they will care: They are so playful that they will just nibble on it and so on IMHO.

Wow I got a crazy idea. You could make a permanent densimeter out of it! :what:

Re: Floating objects good idea?

PostPosted:02 Feb 2019 22:09
by zlatan2601
Haha, if the bottom is heavy and there is enough air in it, it will float and it can be beautiful I think. And it can work like the densimeter indeed :laugh: but that won't be easy to produce a working one.

Actually, isn't anyone keeping the densimeter in the tank all the time? Easy because it also measures temperature... Or is it risky to break it?

FYI: I was thinking about a colored liquid or some kind of plant in the tube... Maybe a small ship or a message in a bottle? :laugh: so many options...

Re: Floating objects good idea?

PostPosted:03 Feb 2019 08:07
by Algae In Space
Sounds nice! I once broke a densimeter. They are not very robust.

I would love to have a water bridge between two tanks one day like this

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Re: Floating objects good idea?

PostPosted:03 Feb 2019 08:42
by zlatan2601
Between your opae tanks? Sounds cool, but if something goes wrong your both tanks will be polluted...

Re: Floating objects good idea?

PostPosted:03 Feb 2019 15:38
by Algae In Space
I say no angst! :smile:

This is just a crazy idea I may realise (sometime) in the future. I just love the idea of connected tanks.

Re: Floating objects good idea?

PostPosted:04 Feb 2019 02:34
by opae ula related
Algae In Space wrote:Sounds nice! I once broke a densimeter. They are not very robust.

I would love to have a water bridge between two tanks one day like this

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Cool way to experiment water conditions. Imagine one tank has lower temps and the other warmer temps to see which they prefer or hang out more.

Re: Floating objects good idea?

PostPosted:05 Feb 2019 08:27
by Algae In Space
One 4 C and one 30 C you mean? :lol:

Re: Floating objects good idea?

PostPosted:05 Feb 2019 17:07
by opae ula related
Algae In Space wrote:One 4 C and one 30 C you mean? :lol:
Yeah. :)

Re: Floating objects good idea?

PostPosted:05 Feb 2019 19:43
by Algae In Space
When mine breed a lot and my tank gets crowded it'll be cool to experiment with such a "water bridge" :grin3: