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I have used the foam weather strip tape for doors when I was younger to level a tank on a fixed cabinet. If you do go that route you only apply the foam tape to the bottom frame not the glass. As...
I do love visiting Michigan! I generally frequent Kalamazoo/Grand Rapids area. I have yet to kayak or fish there with my fiance.
I'll take this weather any chance we get! Forecast of 70's through mid next week too. I cannot wait to smell fresh cut grass
Hmmmm, I like the sounds of a nano canister Bigs!
Now that's thinking outside of the tank!!! :hmm3grin2orange:
Hydor makes 2 sizes in their 200w inline heaters: 1/2" and 5/8". I as well scratched my head about the XP2 hose inside diameter. While tackling my background (in progress) I found that i could slip...
Yes you can cycle your tank without a heater, the water will stay at room temperature. So if your room is 70 degrees then your water is too. I cycled my tank with ammonia and only took it up to 3ppm....
Painted the background using acrylic paints and some food coloring. Since acrylics dry fast under heat, I was able to use the heat gun to speed up the process and reapply paint hues over one...
Gmoses are you using concrete for your background by chance?
03-15-2012, 05:31 AM
The stand looks great! cannot wait to see the finished stand showing off your tank.
Another option would be a debruyn filter. It is an air driven drip/trickle filter made from a length of vinyl gutter. Lava rock is the bio-media for it.
google results for filter
Such a great week to have off from work! Working outside today brushing on Sikatop. Went to the dollar store for some inexpensive mixing containers and 2 plastic measuring cups.
Here it is ready for sikatop and painting! I ended up making the background in 2 pieces as so to fit it into the tank.
Tomorrow will be time to see my creation transform yet again. :19:
After the success of my spraybar channel I thought i would finish up carving out the background and make my intake pads. Using 2 whisper intake strainer tubes which i got for 99c each......
Here is an update of my trails and tribulations for my background!
So, after 3 failed attempts so far on the spraybar idea I was giving it another go. This time...
So I just got home from my double shift to find that a good friend dropped of some Sikatop 107 for me! So tomorrow afternoon i will be finishing up my spraybar and experimenting with the Sikatop and...
Thanks gmoses for some great advice! I will be reincorporating your advice
Well I built a spraybar that only has a trickle out if it tried using nylon barbed Y connectors which i modified to...
Nice backgrounds and great work!!! I really like the first link i must say.
Finally, I have some much needed time to do some projects!
Puts on the ol thinking cap to muster up some creative ideas.
So here is my adventure down the styrofoam road with my first attempt of...
Thank You Cliff and 850R!
Shopping trip in the morning to Lowes.... And styrofoam carving after the manifold build thumbs2:
Hello,I finally have a break from work and I am wanting to start knocking out aquarium projects! I am wondering if I would modify my intake to my Rena XP2 to this configuration if I would cook the...
As for me, being a respiratory therapist, why would one sacrifice their own health or anyone else for a disease that basically will put legions into the apicies of your lungs, then have me give you...
02-09-2012, 11:38 PM
I do like that thread Openbook!
I am contemplating of when to start my DIY light for my planted 29g...now or wait a few more months!!! Currently T5ho 65ook grow bulb and rosetta bulb
I did run...
01-26-2012, 10:57 PM
I also use Lava rock broken into approx 1" pieces, cheap nylon pot scrubbers (replace bio-balls) these are just the plain NON contaminated variety from the dollar store. I also am contending using...
I had stumbled upon this lil plant requirement chart while researching my plant's individual needs. Granted it is from a supplier and i just use this as a reference.
aquarium plant requirement
01-26-2012, 08:52 PM
I love my xp2! after researching and asking questions at my big LFS
My other option was Eheim Pro 2234 till i read in numerous forums they tend to flood over during a power outtage OR if you do...