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  1. Hoi hoi, Thought i'd share, just in case anyone else is in need. I just ordered a nice little recirculating betta barracks, on sale for $59.95 +$15 shipping to Perth (which is really good). http://www.fishworld.com.au/product.php?id_product=869 To card them I'm just going to cut some 3mm acrylic to size, and an alligator clip to hold it in place. Beth :)
  2. Sorry I was late ... and won half the raffle It was nice to see people. Good turnout, well done Les :D
  3. Very pretty! I really like the metal edging on the tank.
  4. Came across the NoClean Aquarium betta tanks today. http://www.nocleanaquariums.com/default.asp While I would never keep a betta long term in these, they would be fantastic for jarring! Doing a water change and siphon by simply pouring in new water. I think the price is way too high, but it's a clever idea :)
  5. Thanks Chi, I know I shouldn't worry here. I read here a lot and people seem so nice. Les - compliment taken and I've only drawn blood once this project hehe. I've also planned out a tiki/horror themed mini pond that I will use to try grow out some fry this summer. I've been following your fishroom thread too, i'm so glad you are on the mend.
  6. Hehe, something I prepared earlier So there is a cut from the top, to just over half way down. The dividers have a slit cut from the bottom to just over half way, and horizontal cuts for water flow. slid together they are very secure. the main divider has been sealed with silicone so that water can't take a shortcut to the sump area. If I break the tank I can easily remove the silicone from acrylic by peeling it off. Silicone doesn't stick well to acrylic, however, with this design it isnt being used to secure the divider, just as a seal (think of those bean bags you put in front of doors to block air). Here is the stand all painted, but before I had done the first coat of epoxy. I also, with help from Ikea, have an elegant net, cleaning sponge stick and food holder, so that I don't need to get into the cupboard all the time. All this making thing out of acrylic has given me a great idea for a completely hassle free jarring setup. Seedling transport tray from bunnings (big mesh tray), line it with synthetic tulle, next get a heavy duty storage tub, put mesh tray inside, with something to raise the height a bit. Heater and sponge filter in bottom of storage tub. Using the same slot together method, make an acrylic grid that fits inside the mesh tray. Ta-da!
  7. In the interest of any sort of human interaction, and feedback, I thought I would make a post about my barracks. This is the finished one (aside from a stand or light). Made using a 2ft tank, a bunch of clear & white acrylic, and a bunch of hospitality tubing. I did have my blue 3 ft light over it, algae went nuts, so I cleaned it and put in a bit of magic blue to deal with it (thus the light blue water). The great thing about this, if I want to do a really thorough clean, the whole thing slides out. clean tank and acrylic, slide it back in. Just for lols, the temporary lighting set up, or as my partner calls it "the booby trap of death". I've gotten used to the size of the giants, so now all the other fish seem like hobbit fishes to me. I am currently working on a new 3ft barracks, small sections for grow out/ small bettas, larger sections for giants. permanent white pebble back ground. will be using black sparkly crushed quartz, over the top of ADA amazonia for substrate, as I plan to grow blyxa japonica and glosso (and a few java/ windelov on small bits of wood). I've done the dividers differently for this one, instead of all being glued, most of it slots together. That way i can change the size of the compartments, and how many. If I had come up with this plan prior to cutting the first few pieces, I would have designed it so that the whole thing slots together, and just put a line of silicone for a good seal on the filter circulation route. Progress pic after a bump. The tank was second hand and came with a plain pine stand, so I've made sides, another shelf, painted it black, and it has had it's first coat of black epoxy resin. Next I have to build doors... although I am considering making curtains or mini roller blind, as I hate making doors... why do they never quite turn out square. For the lighting I am going to have fancy halogen lights suspended over the top. The downlights in my house all need rewiring, so the electrician next monday is also going to wire wall plugs into some halogen pendant lights for me to use for the tank. p.s. Be kind, posting on forums terrifies me.
  8. he looks different now, i had him in my big community tank, and the tetras messed up his tail pretty bad. it's mostly grown back, but now he has a LOT of red wash, to the point where white is now pink and red... but I still wuvs him :P
  9. Through a series of screw-ups/ problems I lost this spawn fairly early. When I was finally cleaning the tank I found one little guy about 1cm in length, he is still kicking, but growing very slowly. So I've thrown them in the spawn tank again, have just released the lady :)
  10. They all look so cute with little pot bellies If you don't feel like jarring all bazillion when the time comes, you can send some to me tehe :P
  11. They are all adorable, that marble boy is gorgeous :D
  12. The fry are free swimming, I am not sure how many there are, but its LOTS! I took Mr F.P. out as soon as they were free swimming, didn't want to risk munchies. He has very little damage, only a couple of splits in his caudal. Though he seems drained of colour and a little sluggish. He was very stressed out when I first removed him, as Les and I discussed today, he may be a little depressed at being removed from his spawn. I have two pairs of Dumbos from someone, a blue pair and a salamander pair, they are gorgeous, I am sure you won't be disappointed :)
  13. *squeee* they are all so cute! I think my favourite is that first marble boy :)
  14. Where are the pictures of pretties that were promised? :P
  15. (Yay, quoting you quoting for the first time tehe). Thanks for that, going to give measuring and parent photo taking a shot tonight Thanks Les, I shall check out the website. Grats on eggs, I'll cross fingers for you that he doesn't get the munchies.
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