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post #11 of 26 Old 09-30-2018, 07:05 AM Thread Starter
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Okay, so I am going to attach some photos of both my 3D printed terrarium stand, glass jar, and fish tank. I live in the Netherlands so I don't have a United States quarter for size comparison but the 50 euro cent coin that is in the picture is roughly the same size as a U.S. quarter. I used 0.4mm PLA filament for the 3D print with a 10% infill but I have used a red-hot sewing needle to poke holes in the bottom of the print to allow the water to enter the inside of the print(though, I am doubtful of how successful this actually is going to be). The glass jar is a peanut butter jar that I have built my terrarium inside of already, I still need to paint the plastic cap black to fit with my tank theme(any suggestions for what paint to use? As of now I have no ideas..). If you need clarification or any more information feel free to ask and I'll do my best to get you the answers. Thanks to everyone in the community for being so helpful and knowledgeable with this project, I really appreciate it!
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post #12 of 26 Old 09-30-2018, 07:10 AM Thread Starter
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I am still getting used to this forum posting thing so apologies if I don't do things correctly. I believe I posted my pictures and the answers to the questions on a second page of the thread? I am unsure of what I did exactly so if you can't find it I guess here is the link...
https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/...-706785/page2/

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post #13 of 26 Old 09-30-2018, 09:23 AM
No, you did it right, your pictures are there. My mistake! I am also very new here and am learning how to use it! Thanks for responding to me and also for the link. It looks wonderful! How did you ever think of it and how to construct it? I hope you post pix again when you have it all.finished 😊 Karen
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No, you did it right, your pictures are there. My mistake! I am also very new here and am learning how to use it! Thanks for responding to me and also for the link. It looks wonderful! How did you ever think of it and how to construct it? I hope you post pix again when you have it all.finished 😊 Karen
Phew! Glad I'm doing a-okay! Well, I wish I could say that I was the first to make one, but to be completely honest I am doing my own version of something that I saw off of Youtube. The reasons why I thought of making my stand out of 3D printed plastic was that I recently bought my own Ultimaker 2+ which I was looking for something to do with and the fact that I was trying to avoid doing anything to my fish tank that I couldn't undo. That way I could completely change my fish tank to the season or to what I feel like doing with it. In fact, I already have some Christmas decorations in mind that I am hopefully going to be able to make in the CAD (computer-aided design) software (Fusion 360, and then that goes into Ultimaker Cura). I am still learning how to use the software so only time will tell how well I will be able to implement my ideas.

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post #15 of 26 Old 09-30-2018, 10:44 AM
I love it! You are so smart and clever!

Also wanted to tell you another thing I thought of for the stainless steel. Maybe you could use aquarium sealant. I bought some and it's pretty cheap. I didn't really think of it till this morning. I guess you could just spread it out with your finger and let it dry real good. One of the good things about using that is it won't grow algea and who knows what ever else.

Maybe?

Thanks for responding to me! Have a great day! 😆

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I love it! You are so smart and clever!

Also wanted to tell you another thing I thought of for the stainless steel. Maybe you could use aquarium sealant. I bought some and it's pretty cheap. I didn't really think of it till this morning. I guess you could just spread it out with your finger and let it dry real good. One of the good things about using that is it won't grow algea and who knows what ever else.

Maybe?

Thanks for responding to me! Have a great day! 😆

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That's a wonderful idea! I never considered that. Will I need to worry about it sticking to my stainless steel? I'm planning to order some 316-grade stainless steel from a UK supplier as it has better corrosive resistance than 304-grade steel. Also, do you know if I would be able to buy some aquarium sealant on Amazon or some other website? Any kind you would recommend for my project?

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post #17 of 26 Old 10-01-2018, 10:29 AM
Hi! I don't know anything about grade of Steel, but I'm sure you do!

In all truthfulness, I'm not a good one to ask for a referral to excellent product.

The one I have is from DAP and it's the one that the Paint & Glass Company in my town uses. The man who sold it to me also builds aquariums for people. I haven't needed to use it yet, but that's what I know.

It says all purpose adhesive sealant 100% silicone. Forms a strong waterproof seal. In tiny print on the back it says it's safe for aquariums. The color of the tube I have is green

At that store, it was $6.25 for 2.8 oz in a squeeze tube. I think that store is sort of a specialty store, so it's likely you could get it for less than that.

Oh, those are US dollars.

Maybe you should start a new thread and ask the other people if they have a favorite?

Sorry I couldn't be of more help! Karen
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post #18 of 26 Old 10-01-2018, 11:52 AM
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Couple of thoughts...

1) aluminum is very toxic to fish
2) pretty sure paraffin is also bad ju ju


I do not have enough signal to view your pics so I maybe totally off but have you considered the other direction...Struts pushing down instead of anchor holding down? Imagine a v with the terrarium as the bottom with two pieces of acrylic (flat or round) VERY WELL attached to its top. Wedging the two pieces under the lip of the aquarium on opposite sides would achieve downward force. Wrap java moss around the struts and tie it on with clear fishing line to make them blend in. If you go side to side with the struts and use a lot of moss you get a living back wall effect. Java moss is a super easy floating plant that removes metals from the aquarium.
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post #19 of 26 Old 10-02-2018, 07:21 AM
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I’m still at a loss as to what’s going inside the terrarium


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post #20 of 26 Old 10-02-2018, 04:50 PM
Jaysee, it's tough to come at the end isn't it?

Well, go back and read the posts and you will find that the original poster is.making a tank inside a tank!! How clever! Check out the pix and talk to OP. Super fun stuff! Glad you joined the conversation! 😁
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