Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 02-06-2015, 12:27 PM   #91
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Dare2smile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 57
Fresh, if I could "like" posts on here, I'd definitely like that one.
That's a fantastic restore, thank you!


On a different note.. Does anyone have any thoughts/recommendations/ideas about a slightly floating corner filter? I slid some nuts over the air tube and it worked perfectly.. Until I realized they were stainless steel and they started to corrode. It's driving me absolutely mental and it's half the reason I haven't put anyone in the tank yet. :/
__________________

__________________
Dare2smile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2015, 01:20 PM   #92
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Fresh2o's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 11,809
If the stainless steel started to corrode, then perhaps it had other metals mixed in.
Maybe you could try attaching a suction cup or two to the base of the filter with super glue.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
I am an ALGAE farmer.
Terms of Service | Community Rules | FresH2O's Planted Tank | Fresh2o's Shrimp Tank
Fresh2o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2015, 07:37 PM   #93
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Dare2smile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 57
Yea.. That's likely it, or it had a zinc coating. Super annoying.

Maybe I'll have to give the suction cup thing a try! I'm sure I've got a couple ransoms laying about.
Would superglue or silicon be better for attaching to the plastic?
__________________
Dare2smile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2015, 07:54 PM   #94
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Fresh2o's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 11,809
I would try super glue first. Won't have to wait as long as with silicone.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
I am an ALGAE farmer.
Terms of Service | Community Rules | FresH2O's Planted Tank | Fresh2o's Shrimp Tank
Fresh2o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2015, 10:55 AM   #95
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Dare2smile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 57
This is a good point. I'll report back when I've given it a go!
__________________
Dare2smile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2015, 11:41 AM   #96
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Dare2smile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 57
(Two weeks later...)

Okay, so I had a different idea.

Silicone is waterproof right? Safe for Aqua use, right? What if I covered a bunch of metal weights in it?

So I did. Covered all the original nuts in silicone and then "disguised" it by packing gravel onto it.
Took forever because I did each side at least twice, but now I think it's pretty awesome - my filter is now mostly hidden behind a piece of driftwood and you can pretend it's a gravel mountain behind the driftwood!

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1424878718.111095.jpg
Views:	57
Size:	27.9 KB
ID:	265412
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1424878739.374767.jpg
Views:	59
Size:	30.1 KB
ID:	265413
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAquarium Advice1424878769.844012.jpg
Views:	59
Size:	26.0 KB
ID:	265414

I may have also been hard at work getting a bunch of pretty plants... I'm so in love with my tank. You folks are the absolute BEST.

(And no, I haven't gotten any better at silicone since I first started. I keep forgetting about fumes and I definitely keep getting it all over my hands haha)
__________________
Dare2smile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2015, 04:05 PM   #97
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Fresh2o's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 11,809
Tank looked nice and lush.
Very creative with the silicone and gravel. It should work although in hindsight I suppose you could have used a rock.
You and silicone...I envision kindergarteners and finger painting for some reason.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
I am an ALGAE farmer.
Terms of Service | Community Rules | FresH2O's Planted Tank | Fresh2o's Shrimp Tank
Fresh2o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2015, 05:07 PM   #98
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Dare2smile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fresh2o View Post
Tank looked nice and lush.
Very creative with the silicone and gravel. It should work although in hindsight I suppose you could have used a rock.
You and silicone...I envision kindergarteners and finger painting for some reason.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice

The problem I was having with rocks is that I couldn't find any that would just sit there and be /heavy/, you know? There's not that much room between the air tube place and the wall. Trust me, I went digging for rocks in all my tanks looking haha

And no comment about the silicone. >_>
__________________
Dare2smile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2015, 06:01 PM   #99
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Fresh2o's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 11,809
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dare2smile View Post
The problem I was having with rocks is that I couldn't find any that would just sit there and be /heavy/, you know? There's not that much room between the air tube place and the wall. Trust me, I went digging for rocks in all my tanks looking haha

And no comment about the silicone. >_>

Gotcha about the rock and limited space.
Ha ha too late!!!


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
I am an ALGAE farmer.
Terms of Service | Community Rules | FresH2O's Planted Tank | Fresh2o's Shrimp Tank
Fresh2o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2015, 09:51 PM   #100
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Hobbiest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Freeburg Il.
Posts: 166
Your tank looks great and plants look wonderful! My husband looked and said "Hey I recognize those plants"

I had to reseal my 30 gal aquarium and I totally understand what you went through, but luckily my hubby is a carpenter and even though he knows nothing about aquariums he knows how to reseal a tank because he knows how to caulk!

The little corner filter you have, I have along with a HOB in my 30 gal tank. I just use it for an extra bio filter, it wants to float anytime I take it completely out of tank to clean, but all I have to do is hold it down long enough for media inside of it to completely saturate and it will remain underwater. It does work great for a bio filter in a small tank.

What are you using for ferts? Your plants do look wonderful
__________________

__________________
Hobbiest is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
age, metal, tan, tank

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vintage & Antique fish bowls and aquariums herp_mommy Aquaria Off-Topic 2 02-13-2014 07:48 PM
Vintage Metaframe Tank Repair speedy DIY Projects 2 09-24-2011 02:05 PM
175watt Metal Halide for my 37 gallon tank DragonForce General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 09-11-2005 12:36 PM
Dumb question about metal in tank. SpaceButler Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 01-19-2005 10:45 AM
Metal Halide Distance from Tank JonSolo Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 09-17-2004 12:04 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.