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Old 06-12-2011, 12:34 AM   #1
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Sketch of my DIY sand waterfall

Im going to attempt to make an underwater sand waterfall. I have made a sketch and i transfered it from paper to photoshop. Im going to make it out of plexiglass, then cover it in rock. this is the side view.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:53 AM   #2
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So its a sandfall? The sand falls through that desing inside the aquarium? Dont think I ever seen something like that I'll have to Google it.
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yea if you google it as underwater waterfall even tho it is a sandfall. there is an air stone in the bottom and the sand rises up with the bubbles and fall out the top. or you can google sand fountain.

this is a really nice one
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Wow, that is a cool idea.
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Looks absolutely gorgeous..and also looks to me like a fairly simple idea..just need a piece or two of acrylic, air stonw, and some piping...not too bad
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This is a great idea. I like it.
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:56 PM   #8
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I had one of those sand fountains about ten years ago. It was cool, but all the paint flaked off the resin and the sand kept getting blown out of the fountain. IIRC, it wasn't normal sand. The grains were fairly large and they weren't very dense.
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I made it and for the most part it works i just need to make it look good by covig it with stone and i need to fine tune it a bit. I hope it looks good if not all i will have done is wasted scrap plexiglass , hot glue and my time.
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Hope you are recording your progress with photos, love to see some.
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