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Old 01-03-2011, 03:53 PM   #101
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hobby lobby has it, maybe walmart? Its in the "crafts/sewing" department.

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Old 01-03-2011, 11:25 PM   #102
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You can find it at just about any craft store in the knitting section. It's called Plastic Canvas - 7 mesh is the size, just ask any store worker. Michaels and Jo-Ann fabric carry them, or a similar store wherever you are.
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:16 AM   #103
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thanks floyd, I am going to try this scrubber. I have some green slime in my frag tank and it started to grow now in my display. Thanks for sharing
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:55 PM   #104
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When are you going to start selling your design and exporting to the UK??
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Well, I bought a table saw, acrylic blade, a router table and acrylic bit, and there's a local supplier with good prices on acrylic sheets so I suppose if you wanted me to make one for you I could do it. My opinion is that for it to be the most effective, you really have to custom design it for the specific tank setup. Santa Monica has one (the SM100) that you can order, but I don't know if he ships to the UK, I suppose he does though. The only issue that I can forsee is that the fluorescent light fixture ballast would have to work with the power over there. I don't think the lamps would have to be different, because they're driven by the ballast which converts the input power to standard output power (I think)...
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Maybe I should look into building one myself, I have a router table called a romax which I bought from the USA and I have an acrylic bit but I'm not so hot on the cad designing part of it.
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:20 PM   #107
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You need a table saw w/acrylic blade to make individual cuts. My Dad uses a jointer to shave 1/32" off each edge and make it clean looking, because he makes display cases. It also make for a very flat surface, which is important when bonding pieces to make a watertight box. The router table was our idea in place of the jointer, but we have yet to determine if it is the proper piece of equipment to use. You also need to use an acrylic bit, and my Dad broke one already. You can also just use very fine sandpaper on a hard block to take out any uneven spots along an edge, but it just takes a but longer. The table saw is the key piece of equipment. I think it would take quite a bit longer to make a functional piece of equipment without it.
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Old 01-13-2011, 03:23 PM   #108
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Screen shots before cleaning over the last couple weeks:

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with the algae being out of the water does it smell?
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There is no smell whatsoever. It smells a little when you clean the screen but it's about 1/4 as bad as doing a thorough cleaning of a skimmer cup.
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