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Old 06-13-2012, 12:56 AM   #21
 
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Rain simulator? Never heard of that before..interesting concept though...hmm. Let us know how you make it!
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:01 AM   #22
 
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IM BACK! what a day!

Well let me start of with the Rain Simulator idea.

Really shouldn't be that hard. Im thinking a few PVC pipes and connectors attached to a pump and screw a few holes. I know the salt water hobby guys use it. I tried looking for rain simulator on Google but couldn't find much, all I really wanted was a drawing/photo so I could get an Idea on where to start.So I searched for drip system used for gardening but its the same concept and this is what I found.



Should work great on a timer. It helps set the mood for breeding. My Oscars are about to mate so figured this would make it feel more natural for them, and see what happens. They say a simple water change helps but that can be a pain and a waste of time when I really dont need to do water changes that often.

As far as my build my water pump came in today. Went out to home depot and picked up a few things and got to work. I picked up some wood trim, hindges and double sided tape.

Enjoy!

Fitting Trim


Prep Work and Paint



Added the other doors and trim



Lights Off shot



I have to re-adjust the 2 center doors tomorrow. But loving it so far.

Waiting for my lights to come in so I can start working on the top hood.Im going to try something different. For doors on the hood im going to see if I can put sliding door panels on the top so I can work on one side of the tank or the other.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:19 AM   #23
 
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WOW amazon.com is amazing. Got my light fixture today..Super fast shipping.

Didn't do much to the tank today, just put up the new lights and made a video.

Enjoy the video and let me know what you think. Click on FULL SCREEN on the bottom right and watch in HD.


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Old 06-15-2012, 08:40 PM   #24
 
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Wow.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:19 AM   #25
 
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Awesome vid, again that tank is just too sick dude..
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:26 AM   #26
 
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Hello again :)

Today after coming home from a longs days work I sat infront of the tank and gazed away.. Then I started to think that it was missing something.... Plants!. After finding the few plants that I had laying around that the oscars destroyed and lost their base. I got to thinking and here is what I came up with.

I had some clear filter tubing left over and came up with this idea. This little project took no longer then 15 minutes or less

Line up the plants you will use in the order you want them and drill a hole smaller then the main root


Heat up a screw driver a bit ( PLEASE USE CAUTION )



Melt the pre-drilled holes just barely enough to plug the main root in



Flip it over to make sure the plants are in place (the hole will shrink and harden and hold the plant in place)


Fill the tube with your ground bedding.. in my case sand



Finally place it in the location you want and cover it up



Sit and enjoy..
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:54 AM   #27
 
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Hello again :)

Today after coming home from a longs days work I sat infront of the tank and gazed away.. Then I started to think that it was missing something.... Plants!. After finding the few plants that I had laying around that the oscars destroyed and lost their base. I got to thinking and here is what I came up with.

I had some clear filter tubing left over and came up with this idea. This little project took no longer then 15 minutes or less

Line up the plants you will use in the order you want them and drill a hole smaller then the main root


Heat up a screw driver a bit ( PLEASE USE CAUTION )



Melt the pre-drilled holes just barely enough to plug the main root in



Flip it over to make sure the plants are in place (the hole will shrink and harden and hold the plant in place)


Fill the tube with your ground bedding.. in my case sand



Finally place it in the location you want and cover it up



Sit and enjoy..
Smart idea!
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:25 AM   #28
 
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Got a new air pump today YEY!

I wanted to turn the whole back ground into bubbles....After you put more then 5 of these together they are a pain to put up.. You put one side up and you get no air on the other side. So I got pissed off and just hooked it up to a PVC tube. Just like my plant idea. The tank is clearing up now so I didnt take photo maybe tomorrow.





Still had to adjust the tube so air was flowing evenly and not just on one side. But in the end it came out pretty good.




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Old 06-22-2012, 04:03 AM   #29
 
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Sup Guys!

Well today I got something in the mail :) starting to feel like Christmas every week lol.

Its a wave light projector and has a build in speaker if you want to connect like an MP3/ Iphone.

What it does is gives the appearance of the motion of a waves.. its pretty relaxing. Im going to buy a cheap MP3 player and add a river stream sound file and put it on repeat :) it runs on a USB/AC adapter or 4AA batteries.

Here's what it looks like.



What it looks like on my tank


Better view on the wall





This is mostly for me so I can enjoy my fishes and relax and gaze away pretending im swimming with them lol.. As far as the fish they dont seam to mind it, it adds a little natural feel to it.


Pictures dont show how awesome this is, ill have to make a video. But you get the idea.





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Old 06-22-2012, 11:10 AM   #30
 
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Can't wait for the video!!
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