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Forum: DIY 06-29-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
If vinegar is working, stay with vinegar. I just...

If vinegar is working, stay with vinegar. I just recently had to clean up some glass that was so bad, it was fully opaque. The glass covered the top of the tank, and didn't come in contact with fish....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 06-26-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
I did a ~3 gallon beta vase for my son a while...

I did a ~3 gallon beta vase for my son a while back, with a DIY air-powered filter. There's pics of it on some old thread of mine someplace. It was pretty sweet, but Elvis eventually jumped ship. :(...
Forum: DIY 06-26-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,758
Speaking of computer stuff, my one year old desk...

Speaking of computer stuff, my one year old desk top's power supply just went out on me today. I've been using the card reader which I installed into one of the bays, so there won't be any more...
Forum: DIY 06-25-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,758
Lochaber, Hoppy, Betta tail, thank you all for...

Lochaber, Hoppy, Betta tail, thank you all for your input. I considered going with several belt blanks, and using leather instead of foam to carry on the look I wanted. In the end, I just went with...
Forum: DIY 06-23-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,758
Alright folks, I hate to do this to anyone who is...

Alright folks, I hate to do this to anyone who is chomping at the bits with anticipation, but I can only give you a teaser. The reason is, there's a problem that I'm not sure is a problem.

The top...
Forum: Substrate 06-23-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 420
Wait, you said rotten egg smell. That's sulfur....

Wait, you said rotten egg smell. That's sulfur. I'm just searching the threads trying to find info on DIY miracle grow root tabs, but I can tell you that sulfur can be very bad news to plants and...
Forum: DIY 06-23-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,758
Have no fear, the progress is DONE! I calculated...

Have no fear, the progress is DONE! I calculated that in the past two weeks I've put in approximately 160 hours into building this stand and lights. But it's now complete. Pics and story to come...
Forum: Fish 06-17-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
I had something like that appear a couple months...

I had something like that appear a couple months after a fishless cycle. I used fertilizer ammonia to get everything going. Later, the ammonia prills ended up appearing at all the same time, then...
Forum: DIY 06-16-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,758
Burr740: Thank you very much. Bandit1200:...

Burr740: Thank you very much.

Bandit1200: That's a pretty sweet setup that guy did with his reef, but I'm not certain as to what you're trying pointing out with the link. Let me know.

Please...
Forum: DIY 06-12-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
You just want a bulkhead and nozzle to make the...

You just want a bulkhead and nozzle to make the tanks look cleaner, is that it?
Forum: DIY 06-12-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,758
Not at promised time, but some pics! Just a...

Not at promised time, but some pics!

Just a shot of my back yard, and showing that I used the same piece of wood to mark lengths for all legs and leg parts.
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Forum: DIY 06-11-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,758
Reviving this thread back from the dead. We had...

Reviving this thread back from the dead. We had some family health trouble for a while, but everything is great now. On top of that, summer vacation has started for my son and I! So I'm spending this...
Forum: DIY 12-20-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
I'm with lochabar on all points he made. The back...

I'm with lochabar on all points he made. The back of my 75G was painted black when I bought it off craigslist, and it looks awesome.
Forum: DIY 12-20-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 921
I'm going to guess that a flat black screen could...

I'm going to guess that a flat black screen could be laid over the glass, without interrupting too much of your light, but would stop it from reflecting. You can buy rolls of the stuff at home...
Forum: DIY 12-20-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
That's actually one of the steps in interior...

That's actually one of the steps in interior design. It's called the "cutout plan" for obvious reasons. It's easier on your spine to move a paper couch fifteen times around a paper living room,...
Forum: DIY 12-19-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,758
Deano85: Yeah, I think it's overbuilt, but I'm...

Deano85: Yeah, I think it's overbuilt, but I'm not sure. I know the legs are much stronger than they need to be, but that's just part of the look that I want. Although the 6x6 is part of the look...
Forum: DIY 12-19-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 367
If you can, use 100% silicone. I've used the...

If you can, use 100% silicone. I've used the cheapo GE 100% silicone in three different aquariums, and haven't had any problems. If you call their number, they won't tell you it's aquarium safe (they...
Forum: DIY 12-19-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 555
I'm pretty sure it took me about ten hours of...

I'm pretty sure it took me about ten hours of trial and error before I really discovered how to use LibreDraw, (from Libreoffice.org) but it is extremely useful. It is certainly no google sketchup,...
Forum: DIY 12-19-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,758
175G with 75G sump DIY stand!

Hey everybody! A quick update for those who may remember me from a while back-- I quit my job, moved from Maryland to California, and went back to school. The DIY asian themed aquarium stand in my...
Forum: DIY 10-07-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
A mosquito farm is also a lot of fun. Set a...

A mosquito farm is also a lot of fun. Set a bucket of water outside where it gets some sun (not sure why this helps, but it does)

Check it every day for mosquito larvae.

Once you get some, feed...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-15-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
DaPlantMan, I recall when you set up your...

DaPlantMan, I recall when you set up your classroom tank. I think it was about a year and a half ago, right?

Well, enough with niceties, the tank is almost cycled. We did our final check on it...
Forum: Tank Journals 05-07-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Class aquarium

My son goes to a montessori school, and the other day a kid brought in some gold fish, wondering why they kept dying. Three 2 inch goldfish in a half gallon vase. Some other kids were saying when...
Forum: DIY 03-21-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
I personally believe the "coffee table" aquarium...

I personally believe the "coffee table" aquarium idea is sort of a bust regardless as how well it's put together. Maybe if you had a 30 foot long, 6 foot wide, 12 inch deep aquarium with sting rays...
Forum: DIY 03-01-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,119
Awesome light, and awesome top! Everything looks...

Awesome light, and awesome top! Everything looks great. Good job all around. I currently have ZERO tanks set up :( but I'm starting to think that I should set up my 6.6 gallon some place. Just have...
Forum: Lighting 03-01-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
I think you had one very specific question in...

I think you had one very specific question in your post which you haven't had answered yet.

"So where can I learn all this? does anyone know a good place for me to start reading basic stuff about...
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