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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-11-2014, 01:15 AM
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Posted By davrx
Thank you and you're welcome!

Thank you and you're welcome!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-11-2014, 12:21 AM
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Posted By davrx
Leak Test Passed

Passed the Leak Test Today. Ordered some MTS and Activ-Flora Lake Gems for the substrate. I have stainless steel intake and outputs to go with an Eheim 2211 filter and I plan on using the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-09-2014, 04:36 AM
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Posted By davrx
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-09-2014, 04:14 AM
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Posted By davrx
The glass was in pretty good shape when I got it,...

The glass was in pretty good shape when I got it, it has scratches but not many, they just aren't visible in the photos. No this one didn't come with a top. Thanks for the compliment.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-08-2014, 04:10 AM
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Posted By davrx
Thank you! Bump: Thanks!

Thank you!

Bump:

Thanks!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-07-2014, 05:57 PM
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Posted By davrx
Finished!

Finally had a sunny day so that I could show what this looks like with natural sunlight rather than flash as the flash photos didn't turn out very well. Haven't leak tested it yet but I don't...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-01-2014, 05:25 AM
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Posted By davrx
Thanks, I agree, I think they did a nice job. ...

Thanks, I agree, I think they did a nice job.
Interesting, this is probably the same sealant that I removed from my Klepper aquarium which was patented in that same year (1882). Not sure if it was...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-31-2014, 03:59 AM
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Posted By davrx
Bronzing Completed

Picked up the cast iron parts to the tank today from the American Bronzing Co., aka Bron-Shoe Co. in Columbus and I have to say that I am very impressed with their work. The parts look great,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-07-2014, 05:49 AM
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Posted By davrx
Thank you, I plan to.

Thank you, I plan to.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-07-2014, 01:39 AM
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Posted By davrx
Thanks Bruce

Thanks Bruce
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-07-2014, 01:12 AM
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Posted By davrx
Thanks Varmint! I've sold all the previous ones...

Thanks Varmint! I've sold all the previous ones I posted, couldn't resist the $. But by the time I'm done with this one I think I'll end up keeping it both because I like this particular model so...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-07-2014, 01:03 AM
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Posted By davrx
Thanks Jerry, the slate that will have bronze...

Thanks Jerry, the slate that will have bronze paint on it will be the small area that extends beyond the edge of the cast iron. I'll be using a piece of glass on top of the slate inside the tank...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-04-2014, 03:21 AM
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Posted By davrx
Update

I took the tank to a bronzing company in Columbus today that's been in business since 1934, almost as far back as when this aquarium was made. They're going to bronze everything except the slate. ...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-28-2014, 03:41 AM
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Posted By davrx
Ebay

Ebay
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-27-2014, 05:33 AM
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Posted By davrx
Thanks, there's several I've posted on the forum...

Thanks, there's several I've posted on the forum over the years that you can look up. Just click on my user name, statistics, and threads I've started to find them.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-27-2014, 05:17 AM
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Posted By davrx
Update

I found that the screws are 1/4 20 by 2" long round head machine screws. Got 4 stainless steel ones today and reassembled the tank. I used some gasket lubricant on the threads just in case.
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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-27-2014, 04:25 AM
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Posted By davrx
I have a glazier that will reseal it for me with...

I have a glazier that will reseal it for me with black silicone. He's done several other vintage tanks for me in the past.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-26-2014, 05:27 AM
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Posted By davrx
This is a Jewel Model 91, 8.5 gal. tank, made in...

This is a Jewel Model 91, 8.5 gal. tank, made in the 1920's in Chicago. The frame is bronzed cast iron on slate and bulb edge glass. It is referred to as 'Modernistic' in their catalog.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-26-2014, 05:10 AM
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Posted By davrx
Jewel Modernistic Restoration

I've had two of these Jewel 'Modernistic' tanks in the past, both their 4 and 8.5gal. versions in bronze and I've had them on the forum but I only did minor restorations on them before I used them. ...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-23-2014, 09:08 AM
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Posted By davrx
Thank you. It could be but I would have thought...

Thank you. It could be but I would have thought there would have been some rust after all these years if it was just regular steel and there was no rust on this. It definitely had some sort of...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-22-2014, 02:03 PM
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Posted By davrx
Thanks, wish I knew what this oddly shaped tank's...

Thanks, wish I knew what this oddly shaped tank's original purpose was, possibly as I mentioned earlier, takes up less space, so could pack more small tanks on the shelf of a pet store?
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-21-2014, 10:46 PM
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Posted By davrx
It was an aquarium but not sure which decade, the...

It was an aquarium but not sure which decade, the type of glass makes it before the 50's.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-21-2014, 10:20 PM
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Posted By davrx
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-21-2014, 08:20 PM
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Views: 721
Posted By davrx
Vintage Stainless Steel Restoration

I just finished restoring an unusual size/shape stainless tank from the 30's, 40's? that I bought a couple of years ago. I resealed it from the inside with some black silicone and spent a couple of...
Forum: Plants 04-19-2014, 11:02 PM
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Views: 885
Posted By davrx
As soon as I catch a fly I'm going to give it a...

As soon as I catch a fly I'm going to give it a try. For some reason they're absent from my house lately. Plenty of ladybugs or I guess it's their Chinese counterparts though.



I heat...
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