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11-26-2012 05:18 AM
TaDoey
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Originally Posted by brohawk View Post
We use chopsticks instead of spatulas in my house, so I don't have any spare spatulas laying around the house. It probably wouldn't fit in my fluval chi anyway.
11-26-2012 03:55 AM
Stinkmonky Be careful with where you put your fingers when splitting the chopstick with a razor so that you don't end up with 6 fingers on one hand.
11-26-2012 03:51 AM
Diana But TaDoey's has interchangeable sizes, (4 sizes by placing the 2 card sizes in sideways or end first) floats, and reuses things like chopsticks and cards.
11-25-2012 10:24 PM
brohawk
11-25-2012 06:01 PM
Diana I think I would wrap a piece of twist-tie or the smallest zip-tie around the split chopstick. As it shrinks and swells the card will get loose. Even a rubber band, though they will rot with time.

I still use my Pet Smart card for its original purpose, but the Pet Co card has been an algae scraper for so long all the color is wearing off.
11-25-2012 08:20 AM
TaDoey
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Originally Posted by tinkerpuppet View Post
That's great! I've been trying a few different things to level out some sand, that looks like it would be perfect. Thanks for sharing!
Just glad that I could help.
11-25-2012 05:14 AM
tinkerpuppet That's great! I've been trying a few different things to level out some sand, that looks like it would be perfect. Thanks for sharing!
11-25-2012 05:11 AM
sayurasem lol nice!
11-25-2012 03:21 AM
mattschaefer92 This is really cool. Great idea. I love these DIY tool threads.
11-25-2012 02:58 AM
TaDoey
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Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s View Post
Nice DIY
Thanks! It means a lot because this is my first DIY.
11-25-2012 02:54 AM
GMYukonon24s Nice DIY
11-25-2012 02:02 AM
TaDoey
DIY Substrate Leveler

Just thought I'd share something I made today.


Materials Needed:
Chopsticks (the ones you get at take-out places will suffice)
Card of some sort (I recommend a petco or petsmart card because their thinner than a credit card)
Razor

Total Cost: $0

Time to build: About 5 minutes (writing this thread took longer)

Step 1: Gather materials


Step 2: Cut the wide end with the razor


Step 3: Bend the razor to slip the wood


Step 4: Insert card of choice


Petco card


Petsmart card


Bigger Petsmart card


In action in my new Fluval Chi that I picked up yesterday during Black Friday at Petsmart


And it floats!


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