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Old 05-23-2015, 11:17 PM   #11
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Well, I figured out how to create suction on a piece of airline tubing for drip acclimation without sucking water into your mouth... It's in a thread somewhere but you need a kid's medicine syringe thing and a dropper, stick the airline tubing on the tip of the syringe (should not be a needle, just one of those look alike things) and put dropper inside the open end of the syringe (remove plunger). Then squeeze dropper and whala, water!


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Old 06-13-2015, 06:19 PM   #12
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http://www.petfish.net/kb/entry/351/
I found this the other day, but I haven't tried it (yet...). Maybe it's time to get another tank.
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Old 06-13-2015, 06:57 PM   #13
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I found this the other day, but I haven't tried it (yet...). Maybe it's time to get another tank.
Your standard DIY sponge filter will be more efficient. Film canisters are TINY, and will not leave much room for biomedia. People do air driven filters like those on a larger scale and they're fine however. I think Mebbid posted one he made recently.

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Old 06-14-2015, 01:57 AM   #14
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Not too DIY but very usefull is a cardboard tube from paper towel rolls used to store extra heaters. Fold the bottom in to hold tape or rubber band cord around the tube to help hold in place. Not to mention writing on the tube which brand and Watts is inside. Gotta love Sharpies too.
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Old 06-14-2015, 02:25 AM   #15
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Not too DIY but very usefull is a cardboard tube from paper towel rolls used to store extra heaters. Fold the bottom in to hold tape or rubber band cord around the tube to help hold in place. Not to mention writing on the tube which brand and Watts is inside. Gotta love Sharpies too.
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Old 06-14-2015, 02:31 AM   #16
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More exclamations duh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:59 AM   #17
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Almost everything is DIY!
I built tanks, shelves, laminar flow rig, fish house (with help), plumbing work, electrics, airline rigs, lighting brackets etc. etc.
If I can build it. . . I did!
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Great ideas here!!
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:40 PM   #19
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I have noticed that when humans have a problem, they have a tendency to create tools out of whatever they find lying around. For example, I needed to take something out from an area in my aquarium that I couldn't quite reach, so I used a rubber band to tie a plastic spork to a stick. I still use it for many different aquarium-related things. What are some things you have created for your aquariums?

I DIY my mechanical filter into low running sponge filters, DIY my sponge egg hatchery, as I found that eggs tend to catch a rot or fungus from the bottom, most used tool is syringe with airline tubing to suck eggs and fry for tank transportation


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I don't do DIY but I use turkey basters for everything. They cost $2 and you can feed frozen food. Siphon waste, and use while qt a fish if you don't use drip method.

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