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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-29-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By Oughtsix
I just came across the Nexx in Petco and must say...

I just came across the Nexx in Petco and must say I am intrigued! I look forwards to your impressions of the filter when you get it.

I like that they have tried to come out with something new in...
Forum: DIY 05-17-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,339
Posted By Oughtsix
Very nicely done! The only part I question...

Very nicely done!

The only part I question is choking the FX5 down to 5/8" tubing to go through the heater. This seems like a waste of the cleaning power of the FX5.

You might consider...
Forum: DIY 05-13-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,376
Posted By Oughtsix
These should work just fine for about $2! ...

These should work just fine for about $2!

http://www.aussieglobe.com/uniseal2.htm

http://www.aquaticeco.com/subcategories/829/Uniseals


RE:...
Forum: DIY 05-13-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,376
Posted By Oughtsix
Pretty much impossible! The flow rate of the...

Pretty much impossible! The flow rate of the siphon has too many parameters that will change. Even a bit of evaporation will throw it off.

If you want to go this route it is best to go with an...
Forum: DIY 05-13-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,376
Posted By Oughtsix
They are Cornelous kegs. (Corney kegs). They...

They are Cornelous kegs. (Corney kegs). They used to be used in pretty much every soda fountain / commercial soda dispenser until the soft drink manufactures switched over to the cardboard boxes...
Forum: DIY 05-13-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,376
Posted By Oughtsix
Yep, A hole saw and a couple of bulkheads and you...

Yep, A hole saw and a couple of bulkheads and you should be in business!
Forum: DIY 05-13-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,376
Posted By Oughtsix
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e9/Coneliuskeg.jpg/220px-Coneliuskeg.jpg

5 gallon capacity.
Food grade stainless steel.
Sealed!
Abundance of readily obtainable parts.
Rated...
Forum: DIY 04-19-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,075
Posted By Oughtsix
Hadn't thought of a pressure cooker... I like...

Hadn't thought of a pressure cooker... I like that idea too.

I don't know the dimensions of the openings of a Corney keg. I have been keeping an eye on Craigslist for one as they come up every...
Forum: DIY 04-19-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By Oughtsix
Should work but sounds very ugly. I would just...

Should work but sounds very ugly. I would just cut a piece of plexiglass to fit... should look a whole lot nicer!
Forum: DIY 04-14-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,505
Posted By Oughtsix
Kind of sounds like way too much cement (glue)...

Kind of sounds like way too much cement (glue) might have been used creating a bead at the bottom of the joint. The cement needs to be in contact with the PVC to cure in a speedy manner. A bead or...
Forum: DIY 04-09-2011, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By Oughtsix
Thank you for the welcome. My plan for a...

Thank you for the welcome. My plan for a beautifully engineered underwater forest kind of got put on hold for quite a while tonight. I went to look at a 110 gallon xtra tall for building said...
Forum: DIY 04-08-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,075
Posted By Oughtsix
After much pondering about building my own I am...

After much pondering about building my own I am kind of thinking a Korney (Corney, Cornelius) Keg old style stainless steel soft drink keg might be the best way to go. Cheap! Seals! Darn near...
Forum: DIY 04-08-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By Oughtsix
Newb here! I've got a better idea for you: ...

Newb here!

I've got a better idea for you:
Keep the pressure vessel under C02 pressure all the time.
Use a high pressure water pump to pump the water into the pressure vessel.
Slowly trickle...
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