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jschristian44 01-17-2011 07:43 PM

DIY Air Stone Strip
 
Found out how to do this on YouTube. Mine is basically the same as that guy's but I used a small zip tied instead of a pebble to put at the end. This way, the end is straight and the bubbles come out straight, and it blocks the end. Just put the small zip-tie in the end of the tube and it fits in there perfectly. Then I just added hot glue on the end just to make sure it's secure. Then I used a small scissors to poke small holes in it like he did, be careful here! Haven't tested it out yet, but here is the finished product.

http://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/17...600x600Q85.jpg

Tapil 01-17-2011 10:24 PM

What is shoved inside the tubing?

I tried poking holes in the tubing and placing a bubble stone on the end and it didnt work :/
The tubing was such good quality it auto sealed the holes back XD and this is walmart tubing!

jschristian44 01-17-2011 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Tapil (Post 562823)
What is shoved inside the tubing?

I tried poking holes in the tubing and placing a bubble stone on the end and it didnt work :/
The tubing was such good quality it auto sealed the holes back XD and this is walmart tubing!


hmm, i used a small red zip tie, read my post. yeah i got this tubing with a live brine shrimp feeder for my fry. just cut a little off and want to use this as an airstone strip. i haven't tested it, but it should work.

stevenjohn21 01-17-2011 11:01 PM

whats the red zip tie inside the tubing for ?

jschristian44 01-17-2011 11:06 PM

did you guys even bother to read my post? lol.

stevenjohn21 01-17-2011 11:08 PM

Lol my bad, i just read it again and it makes perfect sense ;-) Good job

Tapil 01-17-2011 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by jschristian44 (Post 562853)
hmm, i used a small red zip tie, read my post. yeah i got this tubing with a live brine shrimp feeder for my fry. just cut a little off and want to use this as an airstone strip. i haven't tested it, but it should work.

OH!

I thought you meant you zip tied the end of it xD Thanks ill go give this a try tomorow

jschristian44 01-17-2011 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Tapil (Post 562864)
OH!

I thought you meant you zip tied the end of it xD Thanks ill go give this a try tomorow


no i put the small zip tie in, with the hole end at the end. then after that i use a glob of hot glue, just to make sure it was sealed up good. again guys, this is my first time trying this and i'm not 100 percent sure this will work, but i saw a video on youtube and the guys there worked pretty well. anything to save a couple pennies doing it yourself!

bearwithfish 01-18-2011 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by jschristian44 (Post 562905)
no i put the small zip tie in, with the hole end at the end. then after that i use a glob of hot glue, just to make sure it was sealed up good. again guys, this is my first time trying this and i'm not 100 percent sure this will work, but i saw a video on youtube and the guys there worked pretty well. anything to save a couple pennies doing it yourself!

it will work very well we made one similar to this a year ago and ran a curtain of bubbles through a 55 that snaked from one end to the other it was very cool...

jschristian44 01-18-2011 11:42 AM

i thought about making a long one, but i didnt want my fry to get distrurbed. i just made this small one to see how well it worked and to also push the baby brine shrimp out further. i hear if they have a stream of bubbles, they get pushed out further which means better access for my babies.


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