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Old 11-25-2006, 05:28 AM
 
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I've been reading up on vertical tank construction and would like to try to build a few 10 verts. I do have one question though, how do you install a water feature? Do you have to drill the top to install a pumps power cord? I can't find any pictures of anyone with a water feature in a 10 vert, so I don't know if it can be done.
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I'm sure it can been done and attempted. Besides from drilling from the top, you can also do it from the side or the back of the tank. Afterall its kinda unnatural to have a black wire hanging from the top of your tank next to your plants. If you dont want to drill you also have the option of putting a hole to run the cord through the mesh/screen if you have any vents just make sure frogs dont escape.
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Anything can be done, it just depends on how much you want to mess with it.

You could remove the top of the tank, notch the glass where the cord would exit and install the pump, then reinstall the top glass.

You could make a semi removable background and drill a large hole in the back of the tank and use the removable part of the background to cover it.

Drill a large hole for the cord and plug then get a rubber or cork stopper and notch it to fill the hole but allow the cord to pass through.

Do the same thing as the stopper idea above, but use a piece of glass as a patch.

Snip the end of the pulg off, leaving about 6" of wire connected to it and install quick disconnect pluges to it. You could pass the cord through a small hole in the tank then use the QD plugs to connect it to the wall plug.

Those are all the ones I can think of for now.



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I've got another. You could pay Mike to do it for you. :wink:
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Mike's up to his eyeballs is stuff to do. I won't see the light of day till after the 15th of December - then I've got a tank to build and ship by the 26th.

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