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Old 12-13-2013, 02:56 AM   #5551
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Replaced the crummy black plastic hood with a glass lid and DIY light fitting made from a PVC pipe. Light level in the tank is a lot brighter now, though it's not that obvious in the pictures. Am going to experiment with putting some legs on the light to lift it a little more.



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Old 12-13-2013, 08:20 AM   #5552
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Replaced the crummy black plastic hood with a glass lid and DIY light fitting made from a PVC pipe. Light level in the tank is a lot brighter now, though it's not that obvious in the pictures. Am going to experiment with putting some legs on the light to lift it a little more.
Looks much better, even makes the tank look longer. That old good you had looked atrocious, to be honest :s

Did a 10% WC for the sake of it really. Also bought a new thermometer which is showing a much more comfortable 27 degrees rather than the 34 that my old thermometer has been stuck on for a week
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:31 PM   #5553
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Ahhh that sucks dude, hopefully it wont happen again. What type of fish?
Two of the hill stream loach, I will not let it happen again! Like I said that air pump is going in the bin.

Before I had a load of pumps strung together feeding my tanks I changed the air system to one big pond pump, I reused the old pumps, this one normally feeds the brackish mix water (old set up) it just rested in the handle on the 25 litre container, it never moved, with all the commotion of new fish, new tanks and eggs I just set up temporary air without thinking. If you put the air pump on the sideboard with no props it turns in circles? This pulled the airline out of the tank, I assume the fish was on the airline at the time, the second died of asphyxia, that's my guess, it's the only way I can make sense of the scene.

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Old 12-13-2013, 12:41 PM   #5554
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Nice looking tank masha! I might pinch your light rig design, actually quite nice for an old bit of pipe. It gives me an idea!

What pipe did you use? I am thinking now about guttering systems as they have the end caps and brackets designed already.

You have landed on a winner.
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Nice looking tank masha! I might pinch your light rig design, actually quite nice for an old bit of pipe. It gives me an idea!

What pipe did you use? I am thinking now about guttering systems as they have the end caps and brackets designed already.

You have landed on a winner.
Thanks! It's an old piece of pipe, cut in half. We thought afterwards that guttering would work, especially as you have the end pieces ready made. We had to cut our end pieces out of a flat piece of pvc.

I painted it with glossy white spray enamel over plastic primer, as the pvc just by itself is a bit grubby.

Thinking about making little legs out of thin pvc pipe slotted onto end pieces. My husband make instruments out of waste materials, so we have lots of the stuff lying around.

Now we are thinking about making another light fitting out of a section of bamboo, for the small betta tank. If we can find bamboo that's wide enough. Might look nice!
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Thanks! It's an old piece of pipe, cut in half. We thought afterwards that guttering would work, especially as you have the end pieces ready made. We had to cut our end pieces out of a flat piece of pvc.

I painted it with glossy white spray enamel over plastic primer, as the pvc just by itself is a bit grubby.

Thinking about making little legs out of thin pvc pipe slotted onto end pieces. My husband make instruments out of waste materials, so we have lots of the stuff lying around.

Now we are thinking about making another light fitting out of a section of bamboo, for the small betta tank. If we can find bamboo that's wide enough. Might look nice!
Nice job, spray looks good, I love DIY tank things. I think I will go with the "natural" finish! It will fit into my room just nice. I'll save the spray for the models.
The instruments thing sounds very interesting, my brother is a serious guitarist/musician, I kind of play but not really. (Surplus) Building materials are dead handy. I have found numerous uses for odd bits of things. (Recycling almost)

Post pics if the bamboo works out! That would have a lovely finish!
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I just finished setting up my (new dirt converted) 40B after moving two weeks ago.

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Cleaned and 30% water change in 60 gal, blanched zucchini for pleco.
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Fed the fish, washed out the collection cup in the 37g skimmer, replaced the bulb in the 20, 50$ bulb
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Ouch! (For the bulb)

Bulbs are silly money!
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