In this video I connected to aquarium freshwater fish tanks together with a DIY overflow
Never mind the gigs with National Geographic Channel, IMAX, MTV and the Discovery Channel; the eels he raised for Jennifer Lopez to wade through in The Cell; the fish food and vitamins and water conditioners he helped to develop that now line aquarists' shelves. Or the Mars tanks he designed for the terrified fish in pet stores nationwide; the filtration systems he set up for the Cabrillo Beach and Monterey Bay aquariums; the industry connections (Amador's father-in-law, for instance, invented the lobster tanks you see in restaurants like Red Lobster); even the revolutionary jelliquariums. The story that says the most about Keith Amador is this: A man once showed up at Amador's home in the middle of the night. The man's pet fish had died. He held the fish up to Amador, weeping. "Why did it die? Can you save it? Is there something you can do?"
To run the shop, Bunya-Ananta has assembled his "power team" or "triple threat." Brandon McConnell, who wears his hair in a dorsal-fin-like Mohawk, specializes in sharks. He takes care of shark tanks for major rap stars (who choose to remain anonymous). Keith Amador is the jellyfish specialist. If it weren't for Bunya-Ananta, Amador would be on a tropical island somewhere. He went in to get worms from Bunya-Ananta's dad's store and walked out with a job offer from Andrew. Amador was Bunya-Ananta's childhood mentor and it was like bringing the old sensei back from retirement. (Whenever they travel, Amador's wife says, "Honey, do we have to stop at every single damned fish store along the way?") Thanks to Amador, Aquarium Connection is the only store in California that sells octagonal, carousel-like, round-cornered jelliquariums, which Amador designed, and which simulate the ocean currents.
I have three tanks connected to each other with fish bridges
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This sweet fish-tank setup features a gigantic water bridge that connects two tanks, allowing the fishy inhabitants to travel between the two habitats at their leisure. It was housed in the former Evanston, IL, coffee shop the Liquid Potion Lounge, and it was amazing. Sure, it's highly unlikely that the fish even realized that the bridge actually connected two things, but fish tanks don't exist for fishes' amusment: they exist for ours. And this one fits that bill just fine.
A ninety gallon, a one hundred and ten gallon, and a thirty-ish gallon tank all connected with two fish bridges for a total water volume, including the water in the bridges and sump, north of 250 gallons. Each tank contains its own filters and heater, but of course all the water is continually mixed.
A powerhead pumps water from the tank on the left to the far tank on the right, forcing water back through the fish-bridge siphon, keeping the water inside the bridges from becoming stagnant and anoxic.
The tops of the tanks are exactly level. Filtration is a hodge podge of fluval canisters, HOBs and the DIY overflow - wet/dry into a sump. The heaters are carefully set to maintain the exact same tank temperature across the board.
Power outages are not an issue, the siphon remains with no risk of flooding.
The entrances to the fish bridges are set low enough in the tanks to enable easy water changes without draining the fish bridges or stopping the siphon.
Advantages: One water change instead of three. All environments are exactly the same in terms of water chemistry. The fish have several environments to seek out or escape from bothersome fish. Large total water volume for high water stability. Fun!
Disadvantages: If a tank needs to be completely drained or drained lower than the bottom of the bridge it becomes a bit of an issue - though each bridge ends with a threaded coupling enabling a watertight cap to be placed on it - screen and a zip tie can be used if there is a need to stop fish from using the bridge but keeping the siphon intact. Higher risk of a leak somewhere in a bridge.