|12-09-2014 02:15 PM|
|07-25-2013 01:28 PM|
Started the DIY...
|07-24-2013 02:10 PM|
umdterps96 makes me wish I bought the spec instead.
|07-24-2013 12:14 AM|
Mine has been working great. Betta loves it. I even planted the sponge filter section. Only thing I would change is use or paint black piping for the down tube so it doesn't show. My clear tube turned white
|07-18-2013 10:24 PM|
Now that this tank has been running for a few month how did this workout
I dump the pump on mind and drive the filter with a lift tube and air pump But may try this
|07-18-2013 12:35 AM|
|umdterps96||Share some pics. If you paint them black you would barely notice it|
|07-17-2013 11:16 AM|
After buying 1/2" PVC pipes and fittings from the big box hardware store, I saw that the local store carried 1/2" CPVC - which looks like it will work better for this application - 1/2" ID/ 3/4" OD slides snuggly into the CPVC fittings and slides over the pump's outlet nozzle with just a little work. CPVC has the added benefit of having a significantly smaller outer diameter than PVC, making it easier to hide in your gravel.
Just wanted to share that with anyone else who might be taking on this project.
|07-08-2013 05:38 PM|
Just wondering how the OP's system is doing - any loss of flow issues over time due to bugs benefiting from the partially aerated substrate? This may be pure genius. I just bought a Spec V and want to try this out - although some additional means of surface movement may be required for "normal" fishes.
Also, I assume the best substrate to use is an inert, no-fines, substrate...either gravel or sand (but which is prefered)?
|06-13-2013 11:42 PM|
|06-13-2013 11:39 PM|
|umdterps96||Ideally you could cut a hole at the bottom of the back wall and run the tuning straight through. The problem is how tight everything is. I don't have any tools that would have made that possible|
|06-13-2013 06:30 PM|
Not being familiar with the sump part of the spec (seen a lot of them, never owned one), would it be possible to turn the pump sideways so you could run the tubing behind the back plastic? That would be really clean looking.
|06-13-2013 04:28 PM|
|PamAndJim||Just curious, has anyone tried this with any rooted plants. I really like this idea, but I have a couple Crypts in my Spec.|
|06-04-2013 01:53 AM|
|Basil||Wow now that's a nice scape. Love the betta too.|
|06-04-2013 01:38 AM|
Spec- With reverse UGF ?
It's flexible clear tubing. I just let it coil into a circle naturally before adding the gravel. Works great.
|06-04-2013 12:50 AM|
Spec- With reverse UGF ?
Excellent! How'd you structure the underneath?
As in the shape?
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