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Old 07-02-2013, 04:00 AM   #1
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A user on this forum by the name of Scottyhorse, gave me a great idea that I think everybody should know.
I have a 3g tank on my bedside table with a Betta in it. I didn't have a hood for it and the water was evaporating so I asked for tips.
Scottyhorse then replyed saying to go to Home Depot, cut a piece of plexiglass into the shape of the top of my tank, drill holes for air and light and place it on top! This genius idea is defiantly getting used by me and I had to share it!
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:38 AM   #2
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A user on this forum by the name of Scottyhorse, gave me a great idea that I think everybody should know.
I have a 3g tank on my bedside table with a Betta in it. I didn't have a hood for it and the water was evaporating so I asked for tips.
Scottyhorse then replyed saying to go to Home Depot, cut a piece of plexiglass into the shape of the top of my tank, drill holes for air and light and place it on top! This genius idea is defiantly getting used by me and I had to share it!
Nice! Did you end up making one?
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:41 AM   #3
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Nice! Did you end up making one?
No. My mom refused to even spend enough to buy me a piece of glass -,-
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:47 AM   #4
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No. My mom refused to even spend enough to buy me a piece of glass -,-
Ah i gotcha. Those parents just hold us back
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:49 AM   #5
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Thats what im doing with my 150g. My dad is a contractor and the people he works for are throwing away piles and i mean piles of 5'x30" pieces of acrylic. So they let him have two pieces if it.
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Thats what im doing with my 150g. My dad is a contractor and the people he works for are throwing away piles and i mean piles of 5'x30" pieces of acrylic. So they let him have two pieces if it.
So jealous right now. First you go to Sea World and now you get free acrylic! :P
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:16 AM   #7
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Do you think you could have her take you to Home Depot and you could pay for the piece of plexi glass? They are only about $3.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:21 AM   #8
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Do you think you could have her take you to Home Depot and you could pay for the piece of plexi glass? They are only about $3.
I'm broke and my makes a huge deal about buying me a 25 cent shrimp :P
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I'm broke and my makes a huge deal about buying me a 25 cent shrimp :P
One of my friends mom is somewhat like that too. Says that ghost shrimp are too expensive but then gets something more expensive..... Lol
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One of my friends mom is somewhat like that too. Says that ghost shrimp are too expensive but then gets something more expensive..... Lol
That literally my mom all the way around. She is buying herself clown fish ($30+) but she can't buy me a GS (25 cents) :P I don't get it!
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So jealous right now. First you go to Sea World and now you get free acrylic! :P
Sea world is definitely really fun to go to btw. I went there as well as disneyworld in Florida. Though I still prefer six flags and Hershey park over dw. My school actually gives away free six flags tickets for everyone who reads at least 100 mins throughout the whole school year. So I get to go to sf every summer .
Though I don't get free acrylic XD.
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That literally my mom all the way around. She is buying herself clown fish ($30+) but she can't buy me a GS (25 cents) :P I don't get it!
Yup. It's just parents.......
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Yup. It's just parents.......
I wish she'd buy me some :P
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I wish she'd buy me some :P
Just keep beggin and hopefully she caves one of these days.
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Just keep beggin and hopefully she caves one of these days.
Haha that's always my theory for asking my mom for treats. :P
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I need a clear hood for my 90 gallon tank. How would I cut the material?
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I'm assuming a circular saw would work ar maybe even a drummer but I'm not sure... Also try doing work for you neighbors for money. The way that I make my tank money I by mowing lawns when I can, shoveling driveways, and washing cars. You'd be surprised how many jobs you may be able to find this way!
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I'm assuming a circular saw would work ar maybe even a drummer but I'm not sure... Also try doing work for you neighbors for money. The way that I make my tank money I by mowing lawns when I can, shoveling driveways, and washing cars. You'd be surprised how many jobs you may be able to find this way!
I don't have a neighbor. I live above a restraunt.
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Tell her you will do extra chores for cheap! Or sell one of your video games to a pawn shop
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Tell her you will do extra chores for cheap! Or sell one of your video games to a pawn shop
I wouldn't have the power to sell any of my video games lol and I've tried the whole "ill work for you!"
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