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Sully!

Discussion in 'Journals and Photographs' started by SamB, Jul 2, 2013.

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  1. SamB

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    I made a DIY 3 gallon tank (originally it was supposed to be 9.. but i messed up the glass when I was cutting.. Whoops!
     
    Anyways.. through a lot of sealing and resealing I finally got it full and working! And I made a wicked glass filter to go in there.
     
    I had full intentions of getting a dwarf puffer fish in there.. but in petco on a date with my girlfriend (we were killing time..  promise..) I saw Sully.. and I had to get him. Like. Right then. 
     
    But we were in the middle of a date! We ended up sneaking him in to the movies with us :D He watched Monsters University in theaters.. how many other fish can say they've done that?! His name comes from the movie.
     
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    ^sully checking out monsters university
     
     
    I know you must be dying to see him after all this teasing, so here he is!
     
     
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    Heeeeee's black! YES! From PETCO!
     
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    He's a black, double tail halfmoon betta
     
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    ^ playing ^
     
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    His fins are a little torn up i think but i'm treating him to plenty of water changes.
     
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    what do you think?!
     
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    Sully looks like a very beautiful and happy fish! Looking forward to see him when his fins grow back! [​IMG]
     
  3. SamB

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    Asks Petco manager "This betta is pretty torn up and kind of pricy, can you do a damaged price on him? It's gonna take some time to get him back into shape."
     
    Petco manager "No.. that's what they all look like"
     
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    He looks absolutely beautiful! :wub: I like his name :3
     
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    The tank its self was hand built:
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    Top view:
     
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    front view of the filter. At the bottom there is a small square gap and a piece of filter pad is in there between a   Diagram follows:
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    ^it's hooked up to an air pump and the white circles represent ceramic media. The blue is a filter pad.
     
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    Side view.
     
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    My TINY heater back there!
     
    So that's the set up! Built everything except the heater!
     
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    Beautiful betta! Haha I wish everytime I took my gf to the LFS it would be classified a date [​IMG]
    Man your really tempting me to set up a betta tank now haha
    Look amazing and great DIY work, I'm a big supporter of saving money and learning a few things by building things yourself, well done! [​IMG]
     
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    I like it all!!  Good job for sure and great filter idea!
     
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    Nice tank! I've always wanted to do an all DIY setup. [​IMG] How did you attatch the walls together, silicone only?
     
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    Yep. I use GE Silicone I which is safe for tanks (despite the warning label). GE Silicone II is NOT safe for tanks, apparently. 
     
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    I didn't notice the rough edges before, did the glass give you trouble on the break?  Only asking because I am going to do something like that very soon and would like to know what I am up against
     
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    This was my first time cutting glass ever. I definitely screwed up some of the scoring but i think that's just from inexperience. I would also recommend breaking through the method of putting half over the edge of the table and half off. I didn't have luck with the whole using the cutter to raise half of the glass.. that ended up with cracked glass for me. I also didn't spend too much time on sanding it. I think if I scored straighter and broke with the half off the table method the whole time it would have ended up cleaner. On the other hand, I kind of like the look at the top of it like that since I'm currently keeping it lidless with a lower water level
     
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    I am so jealous i've said before that I have a soft spot for white fish but also solid blacks! hence my breeding projects! Very beautiful fish, bet you are very happy with him! Nice tank too!
     
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    He is gorgeous and well worth getting on a spur of the moment.  :D  Love the tank but I will caution that even with the water level lowered, there is still the danger of him jumping out.  Bettas believe they can fly and can jump amazing heights.
     
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    I can +1 this, as my Vader (has glass lid) but jumps out of water to get dried flakes above water level.
     
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    So you guys think he could clear the glass as is right now?
     

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