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Old 12-31-2012, 04:20 PM   #11
 
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Im getting the heater today. Do yall think the 100 or 150 wat would heat as much as the 200w? The 200w is the recommended size. But the water is only staying at 75F
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:34 PM   #12
 
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What about 2 150's instead? You'll never have to worry about it 'staying on' and boiling your tank- well you'd have much more time to notice anyway, and if one failed the other would pick up the slack till a replacement. Having one at each end would also give you a much better distribution of heat
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:32 PM   #13
 
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I got the hinges....but they're kinda weird. If I have silicone left over, I maybe able to fill it in.


I also got the wood to hold up the light fixture. I'm a bit worried about the heat warping the plexiglass. So I'm trying to be on the safe side. I WAS going to get a 2x4 and get it cut in half, but then I saw the wood scraps!! .51 cents each!


I believe I finally got the right silicone too. And that's after 4 returns later!
10 oz. Silicone Cartridge-GE-55 at The Home Depot
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:43 PM   #14
 
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I think i can also flip the hinges and there won't be any gap.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:21 PM   #15
 
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Got mea lights. An extra $5 for an on/off switch. Lol
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #16
 
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Oh, also got the air pump. I got the smallest one because its only powering a decor piece. But if it doesnt work then ill go get the right size.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:16 PM   #17
 
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The velcro has been attached to the frame.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:16 PM   #18
 
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So Olympia brought up a valid point in addressing the gap the hinges cause. The goldies will be too pudgy to jump out of the water and the dojos likely won't be jumping at all. But if a casualty happens, I have enough silicone left over to plug that gap with.


Now for an update:
It will be exactly a week on tomorrow(Sunday) since we've sealed the tank. We'll be testing the seals downstairs outside our apartment building. It'll remain outside/full for the majority of the day. If it holds, it will be brought inside and sat on a fresh towel and filled back up. It will then continue to sit with just water for another 3-ish days and then I'll be adding decor, plants and possibly some fish during the weekend. I.Am.SUPER.Nervous!

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Old 01-12-2013, 09:01 PM   #19
 
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Looking GOOD!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:06 PM   #20
 
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So I'm sorta wondering something. The last stand made an imprint in the carpet. It sorta makes the stand/tank wobbly. I'm thinking once water is added, it'll become more stable and make it's own imprint. Am I correct?


Also, if these seals don't work, I ain't stripping and going through all that sealing again. Petco has a $1 per gallon sale and I believe I can get a 75 gal for $75.
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