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post #31 of 63 Old 06-24-2012, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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Hi guys..

Great news.. I gave the rain simulator a test run!!! Need to patch up a few bugs but its working and working AWESOME! I made two videos for you guys tonight. The first one is the wave projector as promised and the second one is of the test run on the rain simulator. I cant show the final product due to some legal paper work still processing, but I would love to have these in pet shops

Im not trying to sell anything on here but I do have a question..
Would anyone actually purchase a rain simulator?

Here are the videos .. Enjoy!!



125 Gallon FW =3 10" Oscars--3 4" Red tail tinfoil --2 4" Electric blue--1 9" Jack Dempsey--1 5" Red terror(False)--1 5" Green terror--2 12" Placos

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post #32 of 63 Old 06-24-2012, 08:54 PM
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Can you show a diagram or something of the rain simulator that you built??
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Can you show a diagram or something of the rain simulator that you built??
There is diagram on page 3.. Not the same as mine but might work.

125 Gallon FW =3 10" Oscars--3 4" Red tail tinfoil --2 4" Electric blue--1 9" Jack Dempsey--1 5" Red terror(False)--1 5" Green terror--2 12" Placos

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post #34 of 63 Old 06-25-2012, 03:08 AM
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What is next?

540L/140G - 'Tidal Jungle' (Crabs) | 254L/67g - 'Backwater Pool' (Fish/Snails) | 96L/25G - ''Twisted Minds" (Fish/Snails)

I've never had any problems with 'Impulse Buying'. They're just animals that I forgot I had planned to get.
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What is next?
Waiting for the other light to be restocked since its sold out right now. Once that comes in I'll start working on the top canopy hood. I'm open to any suggestions.

I was thinking of redoing the tank setup. I was thinking of putting most of the decorations on the left side to make it look more like a little hill of a river. It would give my placos and other fishes a place to call home and not just all in the open. Just not sure if it's good to add more weight to just one side of the tank.

125 Gallon FW =3 10" Oscars--3 4" Red tail tinfoil --2 4" Electric blue--1 9" Jack Dempsey--1 5" Red terror(False)--1 5" Green terror--2 12" Placos

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Love, love, love the rain!

I wish i could do something like that!

Do the fish's behavior change at all when the rain is on?

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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
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*New cattle dog pups! *

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i have a hill thing in my hermie tank, it still standing (left side is 1 inch right is 12inch, all sand and EE some rock to hold up the hill)
when you have the rain sim on i noticed that the woater level drops, do they mind it?

540L/140G - 'Tidal Jungle' (Crabs) | 254L/67g - 'Backwater Pool' (Fish/Snails) | 96L/25G - ''Twisted Minds" (Fish/Snails)

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Love, love, love the rain!

I wish i could do something like that!

Do the fish's behavior change at all when the rain is on?
They seam to like but not at first since the pressure was too high. I installed a nozzle to control it so I now start it slow then increase it after they get used to it. The oscars on the other hand started digging after a few minutes which is what I wanted to happen.

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i have a hill thing in my hermie tank, it still standing (left side is 1 inch right is 12inch, all sand and EE some rock to hold up the hill)
when you have the rain sim on i noticed that the woater level drops, do they mind it?
The water level was low due to doing a water change (20%) and instead of just using a hose to fill it up I use the rain simulator which is connected to the sink until my water pump comes in.

125 Gallon FW =3 10" Oscars--3 4" Red tail tinfoil --2 4" Electric blue--1 9" Jack Dempsey--1 5" Red terror(False)--1 5" Green terror--2 12" Placos

240 Gallon= Lake Tanganyika Build (Under Construction)
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Oscars digging = breeding ritual?

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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...journal-88547/
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Oscars digging = breeding ritual?
Yup.. They ate their first batch :(.. So I'm trying to get them back in the mood. Which is during rain season, because of the cooler temp from the rain. The same can be done with a quick water change. I just want it to be more natural for them, in hopes for a better/successful batch.

125 Gallon FW =3 10" Oscars--3 4" Red tail tinfoil --2 4" Electric blue--1 9" Jack Dempsey--1 5" Red terror(False)--1 5" Green terror--2 12" Placos

240 Gallon= Lake Tanganyika Build (Under Construction)
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