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Sir Theodore Catchpole

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a terrarium in an aquarium
« on: December 14, 2007, 10:27:08 pm »
a terrarium in an aquarium
any steampunk ideas!?

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Re: a terrarium in an aquarium
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007, 10:30:23 pm »
do you mean a dry terrarium submerged within a liquid filled aquarium? Because that would rock.

err... would be very flash. As I mean to say. Hurumph.
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Re: a terrarium in an aquarium
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2007, 10:44:29 pm »
See the thread, Steampunk Arboretum, for a discussion of possibilities.
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Re: a terrarium in an aquarium
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007, 01:30:21 am »
I have seen pictures of bird cages that were surrounded by an aquarium. The result was that it looked like the bird were in the water too with the fishes.
I'm sure it would be very easy to put plants instead of birds in the middle section.
Sadly though, I cannot remember what they were properly called. But it should be noted that your idea will not lead to a dead end, there is information about it out there, and also, these pictures that I saw were from the Victorian era, so this sort of idea fits right in with that time frame.
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Re: a terrarium in an aquarium
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 02:31:05 am »
I have seen pictures of bird cages that were surrounded by an aquarium. The result was that it looked like the bird were in the water too with the fishes.
What?!?!  That's the most incredible thing I've ever heard.
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Re: a terrarium in an aquarium
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 02:33:01 am »
these are some old aquariums
just ideas

that one for sale
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=5163+5323+15271&pcatid=15271

now for some terrariums



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Re: a terrarium in an aquarium
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2007, 02:36:02 am »

ok ok wow wow wow wooooooooooo
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Re: a terrarium in an aquarium
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2007, 02:37:28 am »
A bit of paint can do wonders - I "dumpster-dove" the 29 gallon tank and stand :)

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Re: a terrarium in an aquarium
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2007, 02:42:18 am »
In This Topic:

http://www.brassgoggles.co.uk/bg-forum/index.php?topic=4257.0

J.Wilson Esq. posted this magnificent example.



Some other pieces were pictured as well.

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Sir Theodore Catchpole

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Re: a terrarium in an aquarium
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2007, 02:46:28 am »
wow that is a nice looking one there

http://www.kirchersociety.org/blog/?p=446

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Re: a terrarium in an aquarium
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2007, 12:19:33 pm »
The possibilities are endless. An idea I'm very fond of is the planted aquarium - lots of plants in a large tank, planted for their decorative appearance, and with just a couple of fish in there to provide the phosphate/nitrate the plants need. Ideally, one could just feed the fish and top the water up. Obviously this would require rather careful nitrate level monitoring in case you'd got it wrong and did actuallyneed to change some water.

The other bugger is that I'd need another tank, I already have a six foot, 400 litre tank and i may get warned off another.  ;)

Piping for aquaria could be very nicely done in A4 stainless - can you TIG weld?