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Old 08-10-2011, 01:04 PM   #11
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That is cool. When I set up my fw tank, I'm getting one. As far as hot glue, I'm not sure. I'm not sure it holds underwater.
ive seen a lot of decorations use it fine for holding together? do you think it wont be good on the glass or something?
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:51 PM   #12
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I've had mixed results with hot glue holding underwater. It's nontoxic to fish from my experience but unless you're attaching rough surface to rough surface, you stand a chance of the bond not holding.
If it's outside of the water, on the back of the tank, hot glue should be fine.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:18 PM   #13
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I've had mixed results with hot glue holding underwater. It's nontoxic to fish from my experience but unless you're attaching rough surface to rough surface, you stand a chance of the bond not holding.
If it's outside of the water, on the back of the tank, hot glue should be fine.
ok thanks... i just am still not even sure if i'll be able to install the 2 pieces of 3D background without completely taking the tank down and using silicone, i want to do a quick job and just get it in there really quick with hot glue.. hopefully the peices are exactly 48" and if i wedge them down inside maybe they will stay from the force of being wedged in as an exact fit? i just would hate to take it all down just to install the backgrounds any ideas? maybe a clamp?
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here's a video of what it looks like, i installed it last night!

My new Fish Rooms - YouTube
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:10 PM   #15
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Nice video. You should get some more fish tanks!
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Old 08-11-2011, 02:07 PM   #16
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Natural rocks are very very nice looking. When done with the same techniques of 3d backgrounds (cement) it looks marvelous.

How high is your waterbill? lol
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:08 PM   #17
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Natural rocks are very very nice looking. When done with the same techniques of 3d backgrounds (cement) it looks marvelous.

How high is your waterbill? lol
lol, i'm renting the house, so i don't pay a water bill
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lol, i'm renting the house, so i don't pay a water bill
I rent as well, without paying water, so water usage can be bountiful at my house.
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I rent as well, without paying water, so water usage can be bountiful at my house.
Haha nice... Even if I owned the house and was responsible for a water bill I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be a significant increase in the bill... I have 6 tanks running. A 125,55,55,54,29,20... And about 50% of that of a water change every 1-2 weeks still probably would t equal 1 or 2 showers lol or the ammount of water some people use to water their plants etc. Just a guess though
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Yeah, I suppose that is true. I've never thought about the usage of water during showering (as I've never really had to pay for water)

Well with research done..

National US Standard is 2.5gpm (gallons per minute)

So equation: t(2.5)=Usage - 15(2.5) = 37.5

About 20 gallons under what it would be for me to fill up my tank. I'll have to skip two showers next time :'(
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