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  1. Dogtemple

    What's the general consensus on a back up heater?

    nice one, glad I asked. I see there are these thermostats without the science phone connectivity which are about half the price. is it worth spending the extra to be able to use it with an app?
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    DIY Project High flow DIY reactor - now with video

    is it worth including an extra pump with this design, to help push the water through and not restrict flow?
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    What's the general consensus on a back up heater?

    I have a hydor inline heater, thinking of sticking a normal heater inside the co2 reactor I'm making just as a back up, it's made with a 20" filter housing so there's a fair bit of room for one. good idea or not worth the bother? I've not used the hydor heater before so I'm unsure of how...
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    DIY Optiwhite tank build

    Redone the last bits and now on to the leak testing. I stick a piece of brown paper down under the tank as it shows up the water if it leaks, if it has a leak it will show up pretty much immediately. Normally they leak in one of the bottom corners but I made a point of plugging these up...
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    DIY Optiwhite tank build

    Redone it and got the seams bubble free this time. Before I was laying a bead of silicone on the edge then pressing the glass together and holding with a right angle clamp. Tried something different this time, I clamped it up then run a bead in the seam and pressed the silicone in the gap...
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    Everything DIY build

    After much cleaning of silicone with razor blades and pins to get every last scrap off, got silicone back on it 99.9% bubble free. Was worth redoing.
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    Tank Bracing?

    the glass looks thick so would probably be ok, find out how thick it is then check on an aquarium calculator. could always just remove them and if you feel they're needed, stick them back on again.
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    Everything DIY build

    thanks, you're right. it would have got on my nerves and I could have done better. now is the time to sort these things so just got to get on with it and strip it out and redo. I'm aiming for a really high level of build quality here, so making do isn't really going to cut it.
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    Everything DIY build

    The front pane isn’t good enough so it’s getting redone.
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    DIY Optiwhite tank build

    No turning back…
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    DIY Optiwhite tank build

    The tank is all complete and sealed up, but I’m not happy with the finish on the front panel. It could be better. It is sound and tidy but looking up close there are some tiny bubbles in the silicone. I don’t really want to compromise on the finish of this tank so I’m going to pull the front...
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    Everything DIY build

    The tank is all complete and sealed up, but I’m not happy with the finish on the front panel. It could be better. It is sound and tidy but looking up close there are some tiny bubbles in the silicone. I don’t really want to compromise on the finish of this tank so I’m going to pull the front...
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    Everything DIY build

    Slow progress as promised. Nearly done this tank though. One more side to seal and clean the edges up.
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    DIY Optiwhite tank build

    Sorry for the slow progress on this. It should be done by now but work sucking the life out of me like a hungry vampire has caused me to be lazy after 5 on a week day. Got a day off today and done one side edge. Just the other side to do which I’ll hopefully do tomorrow morning. After that...
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    Fill alarm

    If I were you I would fashion up some over the edge of the tank ballcock arrangement. Would be a cheap and easy thing to do with existing toilet cistern/water tank parts
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