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Old 11-05-2012, 01:44 AM   #51
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Maybe putting some food coloring into the water will help you see exactly where the water is going? Not sure if it would work or not, just a though
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:25 AM   #52
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Well today I hooked a light above the tank and tried for the third time now to get the waterfall working but it's still leaking from somewhere. So I have to drain it once again and try to figure out where it's leaking from. But that will have to wait until tomorrow because I am beyond annoyed with it tonight.
Finding all those little buggers and getting a good seal on them can be the most annoying thing. Good luck with your continued seek and destroy.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:04 PM   #53
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Sadly after six failed attempts the waterfall is still leaking and I cannot figure out from where so after becoming majorly frustrated with it, I sealed the tank up and am turning it into an aquarium. I'm so sorry guys! I was so excited for a vivarium but I don't want to mess with it anymore.
Everything from the 29G is going into the 55G and maybe I'll turn the 29 into saltwater.
Thank you to everyone who was following my thread and for all of the wonderful comments.
At least I tried my hand at it so instead of a vivarium I'll have an aquarium with an awesome 3D background.
I'll post a picture after everything is moved over.
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Well it's holding water nicely I was kind of worried about that. Here are some pictures
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:53 PM   #55
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Well it's holding water nicely I was kind of worried about that. Here are some pictures
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That looks really cool! I like it with the 3D background a lot
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:36 PM   #56
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Thanks Sky!
I was really disappointed that I couldn't make it into the vivarium but it still looks cool, I started using the empty 29G for plants but threw in three Red Paradise Fish today.
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Sorry to hear it ended that way, but as you said you'll have a tank with an awesome background.
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:45 AM   #58
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Well tragedy struck in my household aqua wise, I started losing a few fish. First it was a guppy, my platy met the bad end of a catfish barb, then it was one of my cories. After much deliberation I decided to break the tank down, fish out, plants out, background gone, everything. Turns out the few pieces of driftwood that I had in the background were red cedar, the wood had soaked up water and the styrofoam behind it did as well. Oh well I guess, live and learn. Not bad for my first background but I've got to say it was fun taking a hammer to the concrete
Now I just have to think of my next project with my now completely empty 55 gallon.
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That is a bummer! How hard was the background to get out? Personally I've seen people say not to use the red cedar, but I have in the past without any ill effects - once again having a truly dry/dead piece that has weathered a good bit may be the issue.
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Sorry for the loss of the fish, background and a cool tank.
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