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Old 12-01-2013, 08:40 AM   #11
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It will be hard chewing those cuts
If you don't have a team of well trained beavers, Tools are probably a good idea!

(Cheeky so and so) that's why I have a certain nickname!

Enough fun and games!

Pics are a little unclear but at least you have a plan on paper, that is where all the best ideas evolve from.

Good luck with all of it, you know I'm on your team even if I am a bit cheeky!
The beavers sound like a great idea. At least i won't have to provide them lunch. I was planning on taking the wood to a karate class , not sure if the cuts will be neat though.

We also have a local mens shed (for skint buggers like me who don't have tools to work with and retirees who want company). It's a fully equipped workshop which is open for community use according to local radio ads. That is plan B if grandpa doesn't want to get involved.

Sorry about the image quality. My phone stopped transferring images a while back so I'm taking pics with a laptop It's the most basic plan i could come up with really.
I'll reinstall my old scanner at some stage if i can find the install disc and scan my plans so they're actually visible. The plan is only for the frame anyway. the 4 foot will sit on a platform 24 inches high. The 20's will be be about 5 inches off the ground unless make modifications.

Thanks for the support. I look forwards to the laughs i get from your posts.

Thanks for the tips on algae and fish transport by the way. I did start a 4h, 2h, 5h light cycle sometime last week to fight the algae. Results are encouraging but not as instant as i'd like. I have a three pronged algae attack. Snails, improving mechanical filtration and adjusting my lights. I may look at dosing glut too.

And because i can now, here is an image of my 20G on the 13/11.



And today (because i want to compare)
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:07 AM   #12
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Algae takes some fine tuning, once dialled in it is a sure thing.

Glad you like the laughs! Who doesn't?

Looks like you've got loads of options then, it can only be a success!
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I actually gave some thought to running a hydrogen peroxide bath through both tanks when i am moving my fish. You can do it fish in but i prefer to have them out. You dose a high level and run filters at a really high flow rate for about half an hour with media removed until the peroxide has reverted to O2 and H2O. The higher the flow rate you can get the better. The article i read said it can be done fish in but i'd rather not risk damaging my fish. Just something i'll keep in mind though. Some days i'm winning some days not so much.

The stand build should begin tomorrow. I have done a lot of the measuring and marking after work so things should proceed fairly quickly. I also volunteered to fit a new window pane at my sisters house so hopefully i can get that done fairly quickly and maybe recruit an extra pair of hands for my jobs I'll be fitting two more for her when she has the glass. It will save her about 110 on getting them fitted. She's getting recycled glass at a great price too.

I'm also tossing up if i should repair the tank myself and reseal the whole tank. I can get the glass for $10-$15 from the recycled building goods supplier and will have my piece on Tuesday. The quoted price for repairs sounds like it will jump up. The guy i spoke to on the phone wouldn't confirm the price for me so i ordered the glass elsewhere so i have a backup plan. I bought some aquarium safe silicone too. Would a 310g tube be enough to run for the 12-14 feet it will take to seal the tank? It's only $9 atube so another tube won't break the bank if i'll need it. I'd rather know before i attempt to reconstruct the tank so it's there when needed.
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One tube built my first tank 100x45x45cms, about 7 metres bead length, it is fairly straightforward, you're a hands on chap.

The reseal will use less than the construction. A seam should run all around the tank seams (at least below waterline) in one continuous bead. Wet doesn't stick to dry. Ie it is not watertight.

You have two choices, fit panel wait to dry, cut back the internals and reseal or attempt the whole lot in one phase, silicone is really slippery on glass. Like oil on Tarmac. You have about 20 minutes (humidity/temperature variable) before it forms a skin, don't fiddle with it after this happens.

Don't cut yourself! Have a roll of tissue handy for the silicone, it gets everywhere!

Good luck with your sisters.

Can't comment on hydrogen peroxide use, never heard of it. I don't believe in chemicals in tanks in almost any case. Most things have more natural remedies.
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