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Forum: DIY Yesterday, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By jstehman
UPDATE! (finally..)

OK It's been almost a year. Dang, really? That long? This summer was like, 2 weeks, man.

I finally got around to painting the beast. Flat Black Krylon. It worked pretty well I think for...
Forum: DIY 05-19-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By jstehman
Did all of the air inside dissolve out or is it...

Did all of the air inside dissolve out or is it co2 that's misting?
Forum: DIY 05-16-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,490
Posted By jstehman
Most rebuilders are getting a piece of glass cut...

Most rebuilders are getting a piece of glass cut to fit over the bottom slate and siliconing into place. Then siliconing up the corners to the top frame.
Forum: Fish 05-16-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By jstehman
Hard boiled egg yolk breaks down pretty fine.

Hard boiled egg yolk breaks down pretty fine.
Forum: Plants 04-30-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By jstehman
Nice crypts They look just like mine. I...

Nice crypts

They look just like mine. I think they are Wendtii.. Could be wrong there are so many variants

Growing with iron rich substrate and medium light? Purplish undersides and stems? ...
Forum: Lighting 04-04-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By jstehman
Depends on your scape really. If you want uniform...

Depends on your scape really. If you want uniform lighting, go with option 3.

Or.. make a really cool center part and do option 2. Brighter in the middle darker on the outsides.

I'm running...
Forum: Fish 04-02-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By jstehman
Update on the fry: Might be bronze/peppered...

Update on the fry:

Might be bronze/peppered mix or bronze. About 1/2 inch long right now. So far I still have 4. *knock on wood*
Forum: Plants 04-02-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By jstehman
Anubias nana petite?

Anubias nana petite?
Forum: Fish 04-02-2014, 01:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By jstehman
The ones I had were very boisterous. Maybe cause...

The ones I had were very boisterous. Maybe cause they were all males.. I dunno

Females are easy to spot. They are silver and more "torpedo" shaped. Like no head bump.

None of my Rainbows...
Forum: Plants 04-02-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 309
Posted By jstehman
I have some that reach almost 10". I swear they...

I have some that reach almost 10". I swear they have some Val in them :)

You can trim the leaves. They will just yellow and decay like others have stated. Better to pluck em.
Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 03-30-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By jstehman
That is AWESOME! Nice job

That is AWESOME! Nice job
Forum: DIY 03-29-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By jstehman
Plus, when it's all fixed you can post your pics...

Plus, when it's all fixed you can post your pics and proudly say "I fixed this"
:proud:
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By jstehman
Vaseline may void any warranty claim you have. I...

Vaseline may void any warranty claim you have. I would clean it off thoroughly and make no mention of that when you claim the impeller/motor. I'm sure any "lubricant" other than water is not...
Forum: DIY 03-29-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By jstehman
Save the tank! With a little DIY you can...

Save the tank!

With a little DIY you can have a really nice classic.
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By jstehman
So you've still got the slate underneath the 3/8"...

So you've still got the slate underneath the 3/8" glass?
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By jstehman
Your tank looks great fifty! If my silicone...

Your tank looks great fifty!

If my silicone skills are half of yours, I will be happy with the results.
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By jstehman
I know, right? I did scrape off some calcium...

I know, right? I did scrape off some calcium from the sides, but overall it's in good shape. Just won't hold water.
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By jstehman
And if I were to keep the slate in the bottom and...

And if I were to keep the slate in the bottom and put the glass on top, I think the silicone and glass would show above the bottom trim. Yes, it's purely an aesthetic thing, but I want it to look...
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By jstehman
Yes. The slate is inside the panels. I...

Yes. The slate is inside the panels.

I wanted to make the tank actually usable with the lowest probability of leaks.
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By jstehman
From what I have researched, silicone will not...

From what I have researched, silicone will not adhere to slate
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By jstehman
I suppose I could. But the ridge in the slate is...

I suppose I could. But the ridge in the slate is making me nervous. Like it could cause a pressure point when the tank is filled.
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By jstehman
Replacing the slate. I can't cover it...

Replacing the slate.

I can't cover it because there is a slight "ridge" down the middle of the slate so it's not perfectly flat.

It's not broken. I actually like it in the tank but the...
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By jstehman
What glass thickness should I be using? 3/16"? ...

What glass thickness should I be using? 3/16"? Tempered?
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By jstehman
Yes. The plan is an entire re-seal. But as far...

Yes. The plan is an entire re-seal. But as far as the details for the bottom panel replacement..I cannot find where the actual siliconing is placed. It seems to me that the silicone at the 90's...
Forum: DIY 03-28-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 722
Posted By jstehman
Another Metaframe restoration

Well, I picked up a 10 gallon Metaframe tank the other day and it looks to be in need of a re-seal.

I was reading the forums and it seems that a piece of glass cut to the inside dimension of the...
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