NOVEL IDEAS

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Invented anything or otherwise struck by creative lightning lately?

WANTED: moneysaving, brilliant or even dumb ideas to share with this friendly community.

Any actually good ideas become my property (just kidding)

Here goes, and try not to laugh. My Oscar doesn't get fed regularly, so sometimes I will dip her pellet/stick food in olive oil to give her extra calories 1 pellet at a time and using a surgical clamp (hemostat) to offer it to her. I use mealworms likewise dipped(which I have raised myself) for a wriggling special treat.....a sort of fondue. Not recommended for show tanks. I'm not kidding. Been doing this occasionally for the last half year. She hasn't complained or boycotted, and her opaque eye problem has cleared up (probably coincidental)....TIM
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This "thread" is a lonely place.

Here's Numero DOS: DIY tank divider employing 3/4" PVC pipe, non-metallic window screening and good ol' hot glue. The piping is not glued. The screening is folded around the tubular frame and glued back on itself with hot glue. Preheat before gluing with a hair dryer for a better bond. This is quite a bit of trouble but very useful if you have a non-standard tank.

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Matt replied the topic: Re: NOVEL IDEAS

I like it, very on the cheap :lol:

These are my DIY amazon lights, total cost was about $30 bucks and they're modular so you can assemble them to fit as needed. Gives a much softer light than fluorescent in my opinion and is much less harsh when it comes on for the fish.

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cebosound wrote: Waterchange, Waterchange, waterchange... till your knuckles are bleeding. ;) :lol:

My youtube page www.youtube.com/user/rwhp550?feature=mhee
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spirogyra replied the topic: Re: NOVEL IDEAS

You've got good taste man....GRINDHOUSE was surreal.

Very nifty lighting.

Is the light string fitted into a fluorescent tube housing?

I can hardly wait for solid state lighting (LED) to replace compact fluorescent for use with 117VAC and at a reasonable purchase price...less power consumption
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Matt replied the topic: Re: NOVEL IDEAS

No it's actually an under-cabinet lighting kit from IKEA. No i'm not a hipster that shops there on a regular basis, but the guy at the LFS recommended to check it out. They also have some blue pucks i'm going to get to do moon lighting.

Those are designed with rails that the strips slide into. That is screwed into the lid of my hood, just in front of the hinged part where it opens up. I'll get some better pics to illustrate what I'm talking about.

cebosound wrote: Waterchange, Waterchange, waterchange... till your knuckles are bleeding. ;) :lol:

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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: NOVEL IDEAS

Can you quote me Spirogyra???
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Miss Nicki wrote: Can you quote me Spirogyra???


Apparently so

Thankyou Miss Nicki
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Miss Nicki replied the topic: Re: NOVEL IDEAS

LOL, I don't have novel ideas... LOL. Just idea's that usually get me into trouble! :P
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Ideas are a mixed bag, my friend...like Forrest Gump's box o' chocolates.
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Matt replied the topic: Re: NOVEL IDEAS

If it wasn't snowing like mad I'd go get those blue puck lights I mentioned and try to show you what I'm going to do for moonlights.

@Nicki if I had a nickle for every time i've had an idea that didn't go according to plan, i'd have like 3 nickles :P

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