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A Uh yeah...it's a thing apparently... Found myself in Petsmart the other day after reading about the contest, and this happened.

 

Current FTS 4/09/19

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Current Equipment List: -Subject to change(especially the cheap heater) any time before April whatever-the-cutoff-date is

 

1x 2.5g Tetra Janky tank

1x AC50 I had laying around. I ordered an AC30, and the next day found my old AC50...oops?

1x 50w brandless adjustable heater

1x 7.5w Hydor compact heater

2x 40mm PC cooling fans

1x 80mm PC cooling fan

1x Inkbird Temperature controller

1x Asta20 LED... marine version

1x Imagitarium 6.8 gallon stock LED light, no info

1x Blue LED 0.5w dusk/dawn

1x Blue LED strip moonlight

3x USB LED strips refugium lights

4x Timer cheapo home depot

 

Potential Additional Equipment

 

1x ATO with cheap float switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Was at the 99 Cent Only store the other day, found a couple things. An aquarium cling for the back of the tank that is waaaay too big, I cut off a section of just plain gradient blue. Then, inspiration struck in all of it's Janky glory, and I decided I may want to fashion an overflow out of the clear plastic that the Aquarium Cling came inside of...

 

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So I cut it up, and in true Janky fashion, I superglued a bottom to it since I haven't bought any new silicone in 4+years

 

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And I forgot to make sure it would fit, which it does quite well! Now I just need to play around with flow and cut some slits/teeth into it. and drill a couple holes in the base to prevent the pump from running dry. Then just messing around with it to get it to skim properly, but I can wait for all that. Maybe a magnet to get it positioned better... If anything, I have more of the plastic that the cling came in, so I can always make another one or two of these boxes when I get silicone , and play with multiple different flows/styles

 

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So I dug up on old piece of acrylic to see if I could make a lid

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And then I got out my fancy scoring tool and straight edge...

 

 

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And it actually went like I was hoping...lol

 

 

 

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Next I just have to make a cut out in it for where the AC 50 is gonna go, and put a handle on it! I couldn't really get it off the tank once I popped it on there...It sits perfectly within the recessed area made for...well... lids

 

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With a lid on the tank, and a lid on the filter, we shall see how much evaporation I experience, but I can always cut out a notch for the ATO as well

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A Little Blue

If I could make a very small suggestion......

 

Please wipe blood off the machete😉

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1 minute ago, A Little Blue said:

If I could make a very small suggestion......

 

Please wipe blood off the machete😉

But...but...that's what gives it it's power!

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righttirefire

@kimberbee here you go!

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kimberbee
7 minutes ago, righttirefire said:

@kimberbee here you go!

Why am I here looking at a bloody machete?

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MetaTank
8 minutes ago, righttirefire said:

@kimberbee here you go!

 

1 minute ago, kimberbee said:

Why am I here looking at a bloody machete?

I have no idea, I'm more confused than you...and it's rust, lol, not blood

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kimberbee
Just now, MetaTank said:

 

I have no idea, I'm more confused than you...and it's rust, lol, not blood

When was your last tetanus shot??

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MetaTank
Just now, kimberbee said:

When was your last tetanus shot??

My last tetanus what?

 

 

Why is my jaw locking up??

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FISHnChix

Well I see this thread is off to a funky start. Now I feel inclined to follow along.. 🤣.. 

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Just now, FISHnChix said:

Well I see this thread is off to a funky start. Now I feel inclined to follow along.. 🤣.. 

Funky.... Janky... It's all the same. The more the merrier.

 

 

Free punch and pie on the table in the corner.

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This guy is extra salty

Interesting 🤔

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MetaTank
5 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Interesting 🤔

What, you don't like punch and pie?

 

 

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This guy is extra salty

😐 can i have some on my terlitt?

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MetaTank
1 hour ago, This guy is extra salty said:

😐 can i have some on my terlitt?

Sir, it's your toilet, you can do whatever you like with it.

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Clown79

Very cool diy's. 

 

Did you cut the acrylic with just a knife?

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MetaTank
17 minutes ago, Clown79 said:

Very cool diy's. 

 

Did you cut the acrylic with just a knife?

Yeah, I scored it with the knife, using the back of the machete for a straight edge, and then once I got about half way through, I just bent it on the line and it breaks clean

 

Now, to cut out the "window" for the HOB, I'll probably use a dremel rotary tool. Just harder to get clean lines using the dremel

 

 

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This guy is extra salty

 A reciprocating saw will work

make sure you use a wood drill bit for the dremel

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3 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

 A reciprocating saw will work

make sure you use a wood drill bit for the dremel

I was thinking of using the little mini grinding wheel...lol. Not a drill saw attachment, this is for the hand held dremel, so it has little flat saw blades that basically "sand" through the material

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This guy is extra salty

Hmm 🤔 that might work but you’re going to melt the acrylic before cutting it 

saws and drill bits “chip” away the acrylic 

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2 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Hmm 🤔 that might work but you’re going to melt the acrylic before cutting it 

saws and drill bits “chip” away the acrylic 

Yup, was gonna tape up the acrylic to avoid possible "melt-splatter" when I cut it. It's pretty thin, so it shouldn't be too much of an issue

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This guy is extra salty

You’ll do great 👍 if you mess up it will just add to the look of the tank

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Just now, This guy is extra salty said:

You’ll do great 👍 if you mess up it will just add to the look of the tank

LOL if I mess it up, I have enough acrylic left to make another lid or two...haha

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This guy is extra salty

Make sure you use the drop as a handle for your lid don’t want to waste good acrylic 

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