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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-07-2014, 04:49 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, 12:39 AM
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Posted By davrx
Thanks Bruce

Thanks Bruce
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-07-2014, 12:12 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, 12:03 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, 02:21 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, 02:41 AM
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Views: 768
Posted By davrx
Ebay

Ebay
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 08-27-2014, 04:33 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, 04:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
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, 03:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
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, 04:27 AM
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Views: 768
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, 04:10 AM
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Views: 768
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, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
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, 01:03 PM
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Views: 628
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, 09:46 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, 09:20 PM
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Views: 628
Posted By davrx
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 05-21-2014, 07:20 PM
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Views: 628
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, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
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...
Forum: Plants 04-17-2014, 06:02 AM
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Posted By davrx
It's B-52. It'll be interested to see if anymore...

It's B-52. It'll be interested to see if anymore come about.



I use either distilled or demineralized R/O water and they're planted in a mix especially for carnivorous plants. I have them in...
Forum: Plants 04-17-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By davrx
Mutant Venus Flytrap

I know this may be a little off subject for this forum but may apply to Ripariums, anyway I had to share this mutation that randomly occurred in one of the traps on one of my Venus Flytraps. I...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-11-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,680
Posted By davrx
I have Fissidens fontanus in my smaller tree and...

I have Fissidens fontanus in my smaller tree and pretty much 99% of it has stayed put without glue or hairnets.
Forum: Aquascaping 04-11-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,680
Posted By davrx
I was afraid to boil mine since i didn't know how...

I was afraid to boil mine since i didn't know how the branches were attached. I've still got some tannins leaching out but not nearly as much as from Malaysian driftwood that I've used in the past...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-11-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,680
Posted By davrx
Is this photo of a store in Thailand?

Is this photo of a store in Thailand?
Forum: Aquascaping 04-09-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,680
Posted By davrx
That's what's so nice about these trees, the...

That's what's so nice about these trees, the upper branches where you attach the moss are purposely small and dense so you just kind of wind the moss around them and it pretty much stays in place on...
Forum: Aquascaping 04-08-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,680
Posted By davrx
Updates to Tree

Here's my latest on the larger tree with some Vesicularia ferriei (true weeping moss) trained to its branches. The new scape is still a work in progress. I'm still adding new fish and plants. My...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 04-08-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 23,731
Posted By davrx
I sold the antique aquarium microscope to the...

I sold the antique aquarium microscope to the same collector that bought my unique brass aquarium with the underneath lighting, again going to a good home.
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