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Old 02-25-2012, 10:23 AM   #21
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Was thinking off building one.

Then I realised that I have no time to find the materials, working 12 hours 6 days a week lol.

Think I'll just spend the extra wages on one and save the effort lol!

Lighting is gonna be tough, was thinking LED strips but don't know where to start
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:51 PM   #22
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Was thinking off building one.

Then I realised that I have no time to find the materials, working 12 hours 6 days a week lol.

Think I'll just spend the extra wages on one and save the effort lol!

Lighting is gonna be tough, was thinking LED strips but don't know where to start
LEDWholesalers sells a 5500-6500K light strip that is 16 feet long and cuttable for less than 40 bucks!
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:02 PM   #23
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im definitely following this. this is an awesome idea, good luck
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:41 AM   #24
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LEDWholesalers sells a 5500-6500K light strip that is 16 feet long and cuttable for less than 40 bucks!
40?!

That's kinda defeating my plan for a cheap set up lol.

I'll have to spend some time researching lighting from the looks, if all fails maybe an LES desk lamp?
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Sounds cool! Only suggestion I have is to not fill it to the top (into the neck of the bottle). Leaving the water level lower will leave more surface area for oxygen exchange.
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Sounds cool! Only suggestion I have is to not fill it to the top (into the neck of the bottle). Leaving the water level lower will leave more surface area for oxygen exchange.
Yea I figured that, I'm planning in filling it to the starting of the fluting.

Probably around 12 litres when complete.

Also I have seen a few underwater spotlights that look good, but I may decide on an exterior lamp to save space inside.

Planning in getting a large java fern and attaching it to a rock to keep it in place, may use black gravel from my main tank to keep cost down for now.

Also!! Do you know if RCS' eat diatoms? Cos I have a few rocks covered in em lol.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:44 AM   #27
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Couple of lighting tests using hang on Rolson LED system (have a few around the house)

Think with one more I'll have the desired look!
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Brief update!

Bought the smallest sponge filter I could and it doesn't fit through the spout.

Considering cutting the glass for easy access later on...
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Wait! Isn't pyrex tempered? I know all the glass bakeware they make is, and the beakers we used in highschool were... It would suck to start cutting it and have it shatter into a million bits
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Wait! Isn't pyrex tempered? I know all the glass bakeware they make is, and the beakers we used in highschool were... It would suck to start cutting it and have it shatter into a million bits
Getting a professional opinion on the cutting front before any action is taken! Lol

But yea I think it is tempered, hopefully I can cut it.

Either that or modify the filter?
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