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Old 05-04-2011, 02:18 PM   #1 
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Do it yourself aquarium deco and more! :)

I found these links after I thought I had an original idea for a home made cave and found it has been around since at least 2006! LOL After that, I found some other good ideas people have shared on the internet. If anyone has not seen these sorry, but they were new to me and I thought they might help people save some money too. :)

DIY Cave using PVC and aquarium gravel instructions:
http://www.aquariumlife.net/projects...oration/99.asp

DIY Cave using a coconut shell and live plants (optional):
http://www.aquariumlife.net/projects...oration/87.asp

DIY aquarium vac that recycles the water back into your tank so you can do more accurate water changes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyShys6Www4

DIY sponge filter:
http://www.aquariumlife.net/projects/diy-filter/19.asp

DIY automatic gravel vac 2:
http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/fo...d.php?t=268222

DIY canister filter : (note: the link this video provides doesn't work for the instructions but I thought it was a fun video, and a cute betta :D)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suNJX...eature=related

If anyone has more sites on good DIY stuff please share.
Enjoy the links!
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:00 PM   #2 
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Thanks for the links! :D
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:35 PM   #3 
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Cool links!
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:41 PM   #4 
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yea pvc pipes are great to go crazy with , so many shapes n sizes

http://www.homedepot.com/Plumbing-Pi...searchNav=true
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:42 PM   #5 
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That DIY aquarium vac that recycles the water back into your tank is pointless o__o You cant change the water that way, I dont even know if it sucks up poop at least. Cool links though!
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:23 PM   #6 
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I like the coconut idea...Does anyone know if it will start to deteriorate in my tank after awhile?
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:32 PM   #7 
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just found a coconut shell sponge filter O_o lol
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:34 PM   #8 
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just found a coconut shell sponge filter O_o lol
WOW!
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:09 PM   #9 
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neat coconut sponge filter :D

According to this, poster said he has had a coconut for 15 years in his tank.
http://www.canadianaquariumconnectio...ad.php?p=96755

More coconut cave talk if you scroll up from where that link takes you btw.

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Old 05-05-2011, 07:35 PM   #10 
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More neat Links, Enjoy:

An easy to build aquarium rack system:
http://www.petfish.net/kb/entry/343/
(neat idea off the same site as the cocosponge filter)

DIY "Tiny Tank" Gravel Vaccuum:
http://www.petfish.net/kb/entry/797/

DIY Tank Dividers:
http://www.petfish.net/kb/entry/365/

Filter Currents: A Betta's Worst Nightmare:
(A link to this exact place is already here on this forum somewhere just posted for convenience)
http://www.petfish.net/kb/entry/347/

Aww heck here is a link to the index for that page: (TY Tisa!)
http://www.petfish.net/kb/13/
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