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post #31 of 37 Old 01-19-2011, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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in short yes but .....

the filter will need mroe than just those....

give me a few days to do a write up on the one i am building and then i will post the link .....

various parts serve a different purpose and i am at work so a bit limited on the ability to respond in full just now...

IMHO/IME the more filtration the better no matter the set up....
I've found a few DIY filters on youtube that seem good. Parts include plastic bottle, filter media, filter wool, and air pump with hose.

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great .. my #1 advice is to keep looking and see what others have done and then design something to suit your needs and or ability... a copy is good but a custom design is better in my eyes... that way you get what you are looking for....

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great .. my #1 advice is to keep looking and see what others have done and then design something to suit your needs and or ability... a copy is good but a custom design is better in my eyes... that way you get what you are looking for....
I've watched probably 4 or 5 videos and have a pretty good idea of what I'm going to do.

Thanks for your help!

I just blacked out my tank and am a bit nervous. Haha, I don't know why.

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1st black out scares every one.. it goes against everything you have learned so far... my own had me "peeking" every night when the lights were off in the room just be sure everything was still alive... LOL

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1st black out scares every one.. it goes against everything you have learned so far... my own had me "peeking" every night when the lights were off in the room just be sure everything was still alive... LOL
hahaha! I've already peeked and it's only been blacked out for a few minutes. I suppose nothing bad can happen, right? So I shouldn't worry.

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no you good.... (just make sure its dark when you peak or you kinda ruin the effect)

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It has been about 2 hours so far and I haven't peeked again! I'm doing good. Haha. Ahhh I don't want to leave it covered for 3 days.

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