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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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My buddy made a sand waterfall

Looks pretty cool, check it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWFmv_XFFUM
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 03:02 AM
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Pretty cool man, How did he make it?
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Pretty cool man, How did he make it?
He has really fine sand, put a bubbler at the bottom of a pvc tube, and put a hole at the top, I think. The bubbles just draw the sand up like a straw.
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This is giving me some aquascaping ideas already. Great potential!
Thanks for sharing the video. I had always wondered how one of these "sandfalls" looked in action.

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This is giving me some aquascaping ideas already. Great potential!
Thanks for sharing the video. I had always wondered how one of these "sandfalls" looked in action.
No prob. Yea I just talked to him and he said it was really easy. Its been running for hours too and it hasn't really slowed down too much. I think that sandfalls are notorious for being hard, maybe he just got lucky. I'll see if I can get some more info out of him if people want.
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i built one a while back and its very easy and very difficult... i made one into my diy styrofoam background.... it looked awesome but unfortunately in the end it did not last due to a broken seal. i can not fix it because i siliconed the background in...
so some of the issues were the right flow and keeping the sand falling in the right spot. Now to do a simple one where the same sand as the substrate is the sandfall then again not hard. but i tried keeping the fall separate from the main substrate. finding a substrate that works also is not easy as you need the right weight so it falls... if any one needs advice feel free to pm me... if i can find my video i will post it
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One of the coolest sand waterfalls I have ever seen here.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LE0fq...eature=related

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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i built one a while back and its very easy and very difficult... i made one into my diy styrofoam background.... it looked awesome but unfortunately in the end it did not last due to a broken seal. i can not fix it because i siliconed the background in...
so some of the issues were the right flow and keeping the sand falling in the right spot. Now to do a simple one where the same sand as the substrate is the sandfall then again not hard. but i tried keeping the fall separate from the main substrate. finding a substrate that works also is not easy as you need the right weight so it falls... if any one needs advice feel free to pm me... if i can find my video i will post it
Yea, if you can find it, post it. I think that the biggest advantage he had was having the substrate and the falling sand the same. He also has a clear funnel to catch the sand in.
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one of the coolest sand waterfalls i have ever seen here.


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One of the coolest sand waterfalls I have ever seen here.


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That is wicked cool and unreal at the same time. I could stare at that for hours. Is there any more information at all about that tank?
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Those are incredible. I want one now.

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That's cool

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