Topper Test!

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Topper Test!

Post by piratetoothgir » Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:37 pm

I slapped on a 20 gallon long to my 55 today, just to test it, it’s most likely not permanent. Since there isn’t a lid for the other side, I covered it with plastic wrap for now :)

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Post by NLindsey921 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:29 pm

Nice!!!

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Post by hermiwormi » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:50 pm

When you add toppers on, do you attach them in a way or leave them as is?

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Post by ciaraalston » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:36 am

That looks AWESOME!!!! I am so jealous!!! Are those lights installed to the inside of the topper?? I love it!! If you need a lid for the other side, try egg crate light diffuser with some seran wrap ;)
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Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:53 am

hermiwormi wrote:When you add toppers on, do you attach them in a way or leave them as is?

5 PPs: Koa, Moja, Siam, Chella, and Ozark.
Some like to tape then together, others like to velco.... some leave how it is, its often has enough weight that you can leave as is.
ciaraalston wrote:That looks AWESOME!!!! I am so jealous!!! Are those lights installed to the inside of the topper?? I love it!! If you need a lid for the other side, try egg crate light diffuser with some seran wrap ;)
Haha, you're tryna convert everyone over to eggcrate? ;)

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Post by ciaraalston » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:55 am

@aussieJJDude.... hahahaha! I mean.... if it works..... and it's cheap.... why not!? Lol

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Post by hermiwormi » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:00 am

aussieJJDude wrote:
hermiwormi wrote:When you add toppers on, do you attach them in a way or leave them as is?

5 PPs: Koa, Moja, Siam, Chella, and Ozark.
Some like to tape then together, others like to velco.... some leave how it is, its often has enough weight that you can leave as is.
ciaraalston wrote:That looks AWESOME!!!! I am so jealous!!! Are those lights installed to the inside of the topper?? I love it!! If you need a lid for the other side, try egg crate light diffuser with some seran wrap ;)
Haha, you're tryna convert everyone over to eggcrate? ;)

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Ohh, neat! I thought people permanently attached them via screws or sealant at first.

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Post by piratetoothgir » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:14 am

Thanks, everyone! :D
But, the topper has been taken down, it was a great trial run through!
I had just finished putting it up, and two crabs were already at the top when I was done.

I did not bust the bottom out, it’s still transforming into a divided tank to hold my male bettas.
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Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:45 am

Sounds to me that you need to source another tank for a topper...? ;)

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Post by ciaraalston » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:47 am

aussieJJDude wrote:Sounds to me that you need to source another tank for a topper...? ;)

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Post by piratetoothgir » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:33 pm

aussieJJDude wrote:Sounds to me that you need to source another tank for a topper...? ;)

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Yeah, need to purchase a 20 high, that'd be easier.
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Re: Topper Test!

Post by StarGirlxo » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:03 pm

stella wrote:I slapped on a 20 gallon long to my 55 today, just to test it, it’s most likely not permanent. Since there isn’t a lid for the other side, I covered it with plastic wrap for now :)

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Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:44 pm

ciaraalston wrote:
aussieJJDude wrote:Sounds to me that you need to source another tank for a topper...? ;)

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You can never have enough 'spares'... Its a 'just in case I brought 20 new fish home that need specialized conditions' type of thing. ;)

I like to think I'm encouraging everyone to get more tanks and understand that its a wholesome and all around, a good idea.

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Post by ciaraalston » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:29 pm

You can never have enough 'spares'... Its a 'just in case I brought 20 new fish home that need specialized conditions' type of thing. ;)

I like to think I'm encouraging everyone to get more tanks and understand that its a wholesome and all around, a good idea.

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True that!! We have 2 spare 10 gallons and 1 spare 20 gallon long. Between adoptions and fish we ended up with extra. But it helped because when we needed to ISO the dojo loach, there was a spare tank with a pump and filter ready!

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Post by fandt94 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:29 pm

That looked awesome! How do you put the topper...meaning do you somehow take the bottom out?
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