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Forum: DIY 06-20-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By raunch
Hey dbosman, yeah I thought it might be difficult...

Hey dbosman, yeah I thought it might be difficult to add media but I just have to make sure it's tiny media. I will probably be using a mixture of porcelain tubes, rocks, cut up sponge cubes, and...
Forum: DIY 06-19-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By raunch
woah. you just blew my mind! I am totally doing...

woah. you just blew my mind! I am totally doing the "hydroponic" idea!! I have been wanting to grow some mangroves and I can start them in the bottle. Good idea. Hmm, this is a whole new ball game...
Forum: DIY 06-19-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,247
Posted By raunch
Hey thanks for the input! Appreciate all those...

Hey thanks for the input! Appreciate all those options! And I definitely think using an XL "fiji" water bottle would be better cause then it'd be easier to have it sit on the back rim. Good idea!
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Forum: DIY 06-15-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,247
Posted By raunch
As simple as it gets - My DIY canister filter

So I started a previous thread with another filter design but ended up simplifying it and this is what I ended up with.

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p171/mulletman07/IMG_0042.jpg

It had...
Forum: DIY 06-15-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By raunch
Update

So I went ahead and built a more simple version of what I imagined haha. I drilled a hole in the cap slightly smaller than the hose and jammed it in and then temporarily duct taped it to do a test....
Forum: DIY 06-07-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By raunch
I like the wendy filter design. I might adapt...

I like the wendy filter design. I might adapt that design and incorporate it into this design. Thanks for the link! And I finally found the box to the pump and it says it puts out 80gph. That should...
Forum: DIY 06-06-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By raunch
Yeah I believe you guys are right and the bottles...

Yeah I believe you guys are right and the bottles will be impossible to seal correctly. Also right about the pressure. It said on the water pump box it pumps up to 2 feet up. (It's one made for...
Forum: Lighting 06-06-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By raunch
Oh wow thanks! I'll have to go check out lowes...

Oh wow thanks! I'll have to go check out lowes and see if I can find them ha. I have definitely noticed new growth in the last couple days so I can see the 5000k bulbs working but it seems 6500k is...
Forum: DIY 06-06-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By raunch
Yeah I guess it would look kinda bulky. Hmm.. I...

Yeah I guess it would look kinda bulky. Hmm.. I may have to redesign lol. Keep the concept and just do it with better parts. Or replace second bottle with just a piece of pvc extending from bottle...
Forum: DIY 06-06-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By raunch
I remember making those "tornado in a bottle"...

I remember making those "tornado in a bottle" things in middle school! Maybe it unconsciously inspired me to make this lol. I found a link to how to make them and then found this:
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Forum: DIY 06-06-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By raunch
Yes That is definitely an option if one wanted to...

Yes That is definitely an option if one wanted to really improve the idea. I like the idea of seeing inside the filter media. I plan on using a mixture of carbon/small pebbles, cut up small sponge...
Forum: DIY 06-06-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By raunch
Thanks for that link! Those things are so cool...

Thanks for that link! Those things are so cool looking! That's pretty much what I had pictured in my mind when I first sketched it on paper. It seems like the same concept pretty much lol. Even has a...
Forum: Lighting 06-05-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By raunch
Proper photoperiod for my tank?

Hello

So I'm using two cfls each 5000k 13watt. Will eventually upgrade to 6500k each but having trouble locating them right now.

Anyway, I am growing wisteria, java fern, java moss, and...
Forum: DIY 06-05-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By raunch
haha yeah it's like taking 3 different filter...

haha yeah it's like taking 3 different filter designs into one. Mounting it on the back is where I'm having troubles. I want it to look like it's floating there so must be minimal. I want it to look...
Forum: DIY 06-05-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,211
Posted By raunch
Concept Filter Design! Need input :P

So I was going to build a canister filter and then this idea popped into my head. I would just buy a cheap canister filter but I already have an extra water pump and so it would cost my like 10...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By raunch
Yeah that would be good to have but I doubt I can...

Yeah that would be good to have but I doubt I can do it right now. I'll just get one of those huge jugs and fill it from those machines at grocery stores til then.

Anyway, thanks for everyone's...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By raunch
Ha thanks a lot, you were very helpful. And I...

Ha thanks a lot, you were very helpful. And I just found that ada aquasoil and I think I will give it a shot. Just trying to figure out how many 3 liter bags I need for a 10 gallon lol. Also I think...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By raunch
Cool thanks for the chart, I looked at it but my...

Cool thanks for the chart, I looked at it but my leaves don't sound like any of those. They're just wilty and thin looking. I received some wisteria from the ladies tank who I got my cherry shrimp...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By raunch
Thanks!

Thanks for the comments, more are welcome!

Well, I have a 25 watt cfl in a desk lamp so maybe i should switch back to that lol. I used it for a little while but I didn't see great results and also...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 684
Posted By raunch
Newly started tank, need equipment advice.

Work in progress! lol

So I have a basic 10 gallon with a light strip.

Bottom is going to be mostly driftwood with java ferns growing all over. And I have a little duckweed that will slightly...
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