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post #121 of 866 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 12:43 PM
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Yea we used Plasti-Dip on our boat anchor, it worked pretty well actually. But dear lord do it out side because you will end up with it everywhere.
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post #122 of 866 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 12:48 PM
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Plasti-dip? what's that for?
It's a flexible and waterproof rubber coating you can buy in a spray can form. I think it's most common uses involve creating rubber grips on tools, blacking out vehicle logos, painting vehicle rims black, and coating electrical wires that may be exposed to moisture.

I haven't tried it yet, but the neat thing about it is that it's flexible and can be peeled off in one go when you don't want it anymore. Some people on TPT have successfully used it on green filter hoses/tubes and I want to try the same.
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post #123 of 866 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Oh ok, That actually sounds quite useful in our hobby, having a flexible sealant that is pet safe.

Is this that same as that Rubber in a can crud you see in infomercials?
That's what I envision when you say it's aerosolized in form.


Let us know how it goes then will you?

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It might be, I'm not sure? We don't have cable so I can't say I've seen the commercial to confirm.

This is the stuff: http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip

From what I've read on forums, it should be safe for aquarium use if left to cure for several weeks.
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Oh ok, That actually sounds quite useful in our hobby, having a flexible sealant that is pet safe.

Is this that same as that Rubber in a can crud you see in infomercials?
That's what I envision when you say it's aerosolized in form.


Let us know how it goes then will you?
plasti-dip is similar, but has been around for DECADES. it is very useful.
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post #126 of 866 (permalink) Old 03-15-2013, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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Interesting stuff, I didn't realize it, apparently that's what my tool handles are made of, Older ones like Vise grips and Monkey wrenches.

So I've started using a sterilite as a plant quarantine tank, with a way over sized filter on it. Testing out different sponges, and nylon stocking covers on the intake too.

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Hi, all,
My name is Sheri and I live north of Lansing in a little town called Carson City. I have a 90 gal tank containing 12 black skirt and 20 cardinal tetras, 2 angels, 6 emerald cories and 3 albino bristle nose plecos. I work in a little hospital here in town and my LFS is Preuss Pets in Lansing. Great place with great selection.

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Picked up a couple of medium sized Amazon Swords yesterday from Petco, for 10 bucks. Not bad.
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post #129 of 866 (permalink) Old 03-16-2013, 01:07 AM Thread Starter
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I'm excited Thinking that Monday I get to go to Preuss Pet's for the first time since I moved out of Lansing!

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I'm excited Thinking that Monday I get to go to Preuss Pet's for the first time since I moved out of Lansing!
i was there today.. their plants are looking MUCH better than they have in the past few visits. i think that someone must have spent a lot of time with them.
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Re: Activity

Thinking that tomorrow I might work on getting the old substrate out of my 72 that had been set up as a saltwater tank, and getting the rest the glass cleaned up. Still trying to decide if I want to use play sand or black diamond as the substrate.

Was also wondering what places folks would recommend for angelfish. I have checked out Moby Dicks and Highland Tropical fish and bird haven. Planning a trip hopefully in the next trip two weeks out to Pruess. Any other places close to Howell that you would recommend to check out, thinking about within an hour drive. That or any local breeders of angelfish that anyone would recommend? Thanks

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Thinking that tomorrow I might work on getting the old substrate out of my 72 that had been set up as a saltwater tank, and getting the rest the glass cleaned up. Still trying to decide if I want to use play sand or black diamond as the substrate.

Was also wondering what places folks would recommend for angelfish. I have checked out Moby Dicks and Highland Tropical fish and bird haven. Planning a trip hopefully in the next trip two weeks out to Pruess. Any other places close to Howell that you would recommend to check out, thinking about within an hour drive. That or any local breeders of angelfish that anyone would recommend? Thanks

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i would check out fantastic fins.

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Hoping to Find the resources and willpower balance needed before going to Preuss Monday. I have to spend less than 50$ on anything and everything I get, but I want to get so many things!


What is the best place to find lower priced plants, preferably not snail infested like the ones at Meijer's or petsmart.


Trying to find Various mosses and easier to grow low light plants to setup a nice Cherry shrimp tank.

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Hoping to Find the resources and willpower balance needed before going to Preuss Monday. I have to spend less than 50$ on anything and everything I get, but I want to get so many things!


What is the best place to find lower priced plants, preferably not snail infested like the ones at Meijer's or petsmart.


Trying to find Various mosses and easier to grow low light plants to setup a nice Cherry shrimp tank.
i found that a small shop in my hometown of clio, called somethings fishy has similar, if not better quality plants that preusses, but at about half the price.
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post #135 of 866 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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I go to Something's fishy all the time, it's where I've gotten all but one of my purchased plants. I agree they have pretty good prices, but a somewhat limited selection, at times.

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