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  • Patch a snail shell

    Patch a snail shell

    I really, really wish I had taken a proper 'before' picture of this guy. As it is, this is before the shell got really bad.

    After a few weeks, it got quite a bit wider and the 'skin' under the shell split finally. It was about 1/4 inch wide and over 1.5 inches long. What I did: I pulled him out and let the shell get nice and dry. Apple snails have a lung and will be fine for short periods, if you need to work on one with no lung, you might have to do this in a shallow dish with tank water in it. I then cracked a fresh egg, washed the eggs shell with hot water, then put it in the microwave for a few seconds. You want it nice and dry, and warm-it might be harder if...
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  • DIY Spraybar

    DIY Spraybar

    I put together this spraybar for my 29 gallon as an attempt to create better flow through the tank, better nutrient and CO2? distribution, and have something that is hidden a little better. It is a vertically mounted spraybar that is painted black with krylon fusion spray paint.

    *Warning...I am not a plumber by any means, so the terminology is probably off a lot . Also, this only looks like it would take forever because I want to be sure to cover all the bases as best possible. So, sorry about this being so long.

    Parts 1) PVC pipe that is, at least, equal to the inside diameter to the output on the pump. If the ID of the PVC is larger than the ID of the pump outlet, the flow will be slowed when it gets to the spraybar. (I am using 3/4" schedule 40 CPVC for this project) 2) PVC elbows to achieve the goal of the overall design chosen. For this one, I used two 90 degree elbows. One...
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  • Patch a snail shell
    horsin1787
    I really, really wish I had taken a proper 'before' picture of this guy. As it is, this is before the shell got really bad.

    After a few weeks, it got quite a bit wider and the 'skin' under the shell split finally. It was about 1/4 inch wide and over 1.5 inches long. What I did: I pulled him out and let the shell get nice and dry. Apple snails have a lung and will be fine for short periods, if you need to work on one with no lung, you might have to do this in a shallow dish with tank water in it. I then cracked a fresh egg, washed the eggs shell with hot water, then put it in the microwave for a few seconds. You want it nice and dry, and warm-it might be harder if...
    07-03-2013, 08:09 PM
  • DIY Spraybar
    chevyguy8893
    I put together this spraybar for my 29 gallon as an attempt to create better flow through the tank, better nutrient and CO2? distribution, and have something that is hidden a little better. It is a vertically mounted spraybar that is painted black with krylon fusion spray paint.

    *Warning...I am not a plumber by any means, so the terminology is probably off a lot . Also, this only looks like it would take forever because I want to be sure to cover all the bases as best possible. So, sorry about this being so long.

    Parts 1) PVC pipe that is, at least, equal to the inside diameter to the output on the pump. If the ID of the PVC is larger than the ID of the pump outlet, the flow will be slowed when it gets to the spraybar. (I am using 3/4" schedule 40 CPVC for this project) 2) PVC elbows to achieve the goal of the overall design chosen. For this one, I used two 90 degree elbows. One...
    05-14-2013, 10:24 PM
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