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post #62 of 107 (permalink) Old 08-24-2012, 12:32 PM
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If you do larger lava rock, you can always file them down if there are super-sharp edges.

Looking great already.
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Ok, lets get to the point: how much for the kit?
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Regular glass... Total about $33... Silicone $5 pump $10

No serious lighting yet but for the tank materials $48 plus my service fees and logo... Hmmm I figure 150 is fair haha j/k

Really cost wise it was super cheap to make. if I used high clarity glass about double the cost (thats all sides including bottom) would have been about 60 bucks in glass

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This thread has sucked me into building my own aquarium with an in-tank sump. Thanks. Really. I mean it. I didn't haven anything else to do with my cash or time, so thanks. I appreciate it.



Thoughts on replacing the top 1/2" of filter media with some moss?

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This thread has sucked me into building my own aquarium with an in-tank sump. Thanks. Really. I mean it. I didn't haven anything else to do with my cash or time, so thanks. I appreciate it.



Thoughts on replacing the top 1/2" of filter media with some moss?
I really suppose I should have wrote a disclaimer on this thread lol.

Yea I actually had thought about that, or like on the return make it flow across moss or some kind of algae.. But haven't gotten much farther then that.

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post #68 of 107 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Some more updates, waiting for my shrimp and light to come in!

In the mean time made the risers for my fugeray led bar





Also made my waterfall/ Slate return, the base I just made a glass trough with a high back and attached pieces of Slate, once I identify the water paths moss will be attached to the outside and also inside




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Great call on the risers. I think that'll actually look pretty nice.
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just curious. how are u cutting this glass

i have poor glass cutting abilities
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Great call on the risers. I think that'll actually look pretty nice.
I sure hope so, just got in my finnex fugeray, its sexy... Have to wait till like Tuesday to put it on




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just curious. how are u cutting this glass

i have poor glass cutting abilities
I have a small laser cutting assembly in my garage use it to do metal fabrication etc.... Haha Yea not so much :-)

There is a very friendly glass shop just blocks down the road they do a great job



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Very cool build !
I actually built a in tank filter in a 10G back in december and it works great, with no clutter on the outside of the tank. I used the entire right wall and used the same method as the fluval spec. Heater hidden in there as well. For an output I used this at first http://www.bigalspets.ca/fish/plumbi...s-filters.html
Then later switched out for a ball socket version for more precise flow direction.
Great job building it from scratch like that.
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Very cool build !
I actually built a in tank filter in a 10G back in december and it works great, with no clutter on the outside of the tank. I used the entire right wall and used the same method as the fluval spec. Heater hidden in there as well. For an output I used this at first http://www.bigalspets.ca/fish/plumbi...s-filters.html
Then later switched out for a ball socket version for more precise flow direction.
Great job building it from scratch like that.
thanks for the compliment! I might tweak it more if I ever do another but this worked out pretty great!

I haven't seen the fuval setup have to check that out.

Ball socket version? any photos I am looking for a better way to control my outflow

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Time for more updates! lighting came in and got my little Slate waterfall thing in place!











Still needing to finalize scape plans but overall, I am pleased so far!

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