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Old 12-09-2013, 12:36 PM   #141
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This is really cool stuff. I hadn't read this thread before. I can't wait to look at the pics on the real computer.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:55 PM   #142
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Laminar flow rig, take 2.

Looking at the bubbles it would appear the current is not laminar. Maybe the central pipe is necessary even on the downsized model, as per the link. I have two other adjustments to make so I will change the set up at this time.
100 litre mark. Pump, heater, bubble filter, air stone switched on. I will run a pair of used tubes to help algae grow. It also needs more round stones.

Hopefully it will be running tomorrow.
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i am so jealous!!
wish i had your skill...with building...and fish!
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:52 PM   #144
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i am so jealous!!
wish i had your skill...with building...and fish!
Please don't be jealous!
I had help with the building, mostly I just had a scrap of paper with a drawing on it. I assisted with the building and learned "how to" on the way. I dug the hole and fitted the electrics. The plan was mine, I can't lay bricks but I did knock the muck up! I built the shelves and the tanks, except the ones I finally bought Saturday (first ever (3) tank buy, nearly 9 years in)
The finer points of fitting were in the hands of my sort of boss (ish)
Basically I fitted a free kitchen (I was chief T maker) in return I got a free fish house, I paid for materials. I also added a nice bottle of whiskey into the payment as I am sure it would have turned out a bit "different" if I was left to my own devices. Some of the tools I needed were specialist building tools, fortunately that is what the boss (ish) is, a special builder! Trust me, I got lucky!
The whole lot went up in a month or so, I poured the concrete at the start of September and started building 2 or 3 weeks later.

The two manufactured tanks I have we're given to me by quitters, cheers! They are the 65 litre Hagen and the 120 litre aqua one? Both completely free.

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That sounds like how I get things done
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:46 PM   #146
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That sounds like how I get things done
I looked up the baseball page (? silly English type Kerr-nicket!), I guess you're a builder type if you're involved in all that. Back scratching at it's very best! Your team will understand all that.
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One of those diggers would have been dead handy, much easier than a shovel!
At least I got to play on a kango, so i still had some fun.
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Yep, we're medium excavating and fine grading. I sell fancy dirt, and make puddles go away
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I bought a toy from you side of the pond. The Seneye, I have a thread about it in new aquistions.
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I want to make my own tanks. But I'm having trouble finding how thick of glass I need... Do you make yours out of glass or acrylic?
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I want to make my own tanks. But I'm having trouble finding how thick of glass I need... Do you make yours out of glass or acrylic?

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All tanks made of glass. Big tank (900 litre max cap) is 12mm glass (twin skin base, 12+12mm), other tanks I built I used 6.4mm laminated (some twin skin some single skin base). I just bought 3 2nd hand DIY tanks, 2 are 6mm and one is 6mm with 8mm base panel.

It is fairly straightforward. Don't get cut!
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