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  1. 2 Tanks, 1 Water Bridge?

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    It's just a random thought. . . I have two 3 gallon aquariums (one completely empty and the other with 5 pygmy cory and two guppy endler). Originally I was going to purchase a larger tank but couldn't find one that wouldn't involve giving an arm or leg too. And my mum has said I can't get...
  2. DIY Stand and Sump w/refugium project

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hey guys so this isn't a help me post, its just a post that I figured may give people some ideas for their own diy project. I have decided that I'm going to do a little DIY project. I have a Rio 180 set up and decided that I want to Add a sump to it. I then had the idea that I would want to...
  3. Easy Filter Baffle Thing ;)

    DIY Aquarium
    I've had big problems with my filter's water flow ever since I got it. Even after making countless baffles out of plastic bottles, the water flow was still too strong. And then, my friend introduced me to this idea. It's a cheap plastic soap dish with suction cups which you can get at...
  4. help planted tank & CO2 water chemistry please!

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I have a 29 gallon tank. Recently had an UGF, removed that. Small gravel substrate, DIY Co2. 200tgph hob filter, and finnex ray II (strong light). I wanted to try a planted tank. I don't mind doing the co2 I think some of the plants need it. Problem is my ph is so low. I think it is about 6 or...
  5. Adventure into Wonderland: Refurbishing 65g Tank and Stand

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    So maybe I've gone a liiiiiittle tank crazy but I can't help myself. I have live plants in my 46 gallon, my 20 gallons, even my 2.5 gallon tank but they also have artificial backdrops and decor that looks kind of... well, cheesy. I wanted to make a big planted tank that blends the beauty of a...
  6. Diy Backgrounds easy and inexpensive?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    im looking to create some diy backgrounds for my 55 gallon mbuna tank and 20 gallon high planted tetra tank... i want to make a nice 3d background to look more natural and cool, but the store ones are too expensive.. ive seen like concrete ones, but i dont wanna mess up my water too bad so im...
  7. co2 for plants

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    So, I was reading an old thread about making your own co2 diffuser. It said to just stuff some cotton or a chopstick in the end of an airpump to creatte the tiny bubbles. But then, they were talking about how to make the co2 mixture (using sugar or something). So what I don't get is why do you...
  8. DIY led cheap and works

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Details here CAFE • View topic - My LED experiment CAFE • View topic - My LED experiment
  9. DIY Vivarium

    DIY Aquarium
    Hey Guys, It's been quite a while. I was on here a while ago asking if anyone had schematics on how to build a vivarium from scratch. Well I finally built mine, and thought I show you/tell you about it! :-D Supply List: 1/2 plywood ~2sheets custom cut glass and mounting hardware heat lamp sand...
  10. DIY Vivarium

    Vivariums and Reptiles
    Hey Guys, It's been quite a while. I was on here a while ago asking if anyone had schematics on how to build a vivarium from scratch. Well I finally built mine, and thought I show you/tell you about it! :-D Supply List: 1/2 plywood ~2sheets custom cut glass and mounting hardware heat lamp sand...
  11. building my diy aquarium - Help and advice!

    DIY Aquarium
    Hi, We have a 60l birob at home with a few tropical fish. But now I'd like to build a bigger acrylic aquarium (for my 3 year old son).I did some research online, saw a few videos and it looks like a fun thing to do. I have scratched out the aquarium, see attachment. I was wondering if someone...
  12. DIY siphon?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey guys, I need a gravel siphon but a little short on cash and just saw a page that showed me how to make one out of plastic tubes, sealent and a plastic bottle. Has anyone had sucess with this sort of thing? Cheers!
  13. black sand... is there any way to make play sand black?

    DIY Aquarium
    hello i am wondering if there is anyway to make super economical play sand black ... like the very expensive black sand sold at the aquarium shop... or is there some where you can just buy black sand that is safe for an aquarium but more economical than the kind from the lfs?
  14. cichlid caves with lava rock and silicone... or pvc or terracotta...

    DIY Aquarium
    ok so here it is.... i have 55 gallon tank that i will stock with african cichlids mbuna mostly and i would love to diy some awesome decor that is *cheaper than lfs man made decor *lighter than stacked stone/more stable * still natural looking so i was wondering if anyone has made anything...
  15. starting a cichlid tank, any suggestions?

    Cichlids
    hello this is my very first post, and my very first cichlid tank, i have a 55g tank it is a blank slate thus far... i know i want to make it an African cichlid tank for sure but everything else is up in the air... i am a fan of the crowding technique... so my question is what size filter(s)...
  16. DIY Vivarium Ideas?

    Vivariums and Reptiles
    Has anyone ever built a Vivarium on your own? I am thinking wood with a glass front. (needs to retain about 110-120F) If so, tips/ideas/plans would be awesome! I am going to build one this summer, I am just getting ideas together at the moment. It's gonna be about 57" x 16" deep, height is...
  17. DIY IKEA Vase Aquarium Contest (Work in progress!!)

    DIY Aquarium
    Thanks for making this contest! Now I'm motivated to finish the project I started last month. :-D I'm from NYC living in studio and I wanted another aquarium in addition to my 5g. I wanted an aquarium for the corner of my studio and thought this IKEA vase would be perfect. Who knew I would be...
  18. Best Sponges for DIY Sponge Filter?

    DIY Aquarium
    Hey! I just mad a little sponge filter with airline tubing and an airstone running directly into a sponge. I've had it running for two day in my 2.25 gal and it doesn't seem to be attracting ANYTHING. =/ I'm getting a little frustrated. My current sponge is an aquaclear foam filter insert for...
  19. 5 gallon cube

    DIY Aquarium
    so i am planning on making a 5 gallon cube tank out of 1/8th inch glass.also i want to make a stand out of wood and a hood that uses CF lighting.any and all help will be greatly appreatiated.
  20. Bullhead Fry... Need Help

    Catfish
    hi everyone the other day my mom and i went fishing and i caught 6 bullhead fry. we brought them home and plan on putting them in our pond. however we want to wait for them to mature and get a bit larger before releasing them so that nothing will eat them. they are barely an inch long at the...
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