Well its been a while since i updated so i thought i would. first of i finished the grout but i am not sure if have to do a vineger soak to neutralize the PH or if i can just run it as is> Advise would be nice because i am by no means an expert. Anny ways here is the finshed product.
I completed my false bottom with window screen. rather than using clips to hold it in place i used some wire that i just weaved through the screen and the egg crate.
I also ordered my computer fan for my internal air circulation this is it in comparison with my hand. its 40 mil by 10 mil, it realy is alot smaller than i thought it would be. It gets about 2.5 square feet per minute wich is okay for a fan that small although a little bigger would be nice. it moves all the air in my tank around once every miunute. That is one advantage to this type of air surculation their is always room to expand!
and this is it in comparison with a gatorade bottel cap. It really is verry tiny
for my air circulation i wanted a verry clean look without some ugly fan in the viv and i did not have the space to put the vent shafts in the tank so i built it so the shafs would sit above the tank and suck air through holes in the glass lid. Heres what i made the shafts out of, its some acrylic plastic top to a container.
thats it all cut up. i used a dremel but the Dremel rotates so fast that it causes enough friction to melt the acylic into little lumps along the edge .
makes for a verry ugly look
and this is the finshed product, i used duct tape to hold it together and hot glue to seal it and make it air tight. its not amazing but it will do.
Here you can see the size of it. it realy is low profile but it does not matter for i will be having a canopy to cover it up
Here you can see that it is pulling air from the back of the tank and putting it out on to the front pain of glass to keep the condensation of. This will be key i think because i will have a fogger and a misting system. (the foger mainly for looks)
all in all about the whole thing was about 20 bucks witch is not to bad for all that. Although i realy do regrete not getting a biger fan, does anny one know how manny times you should have your air sirculate in a miunite? The next project of coures is the mist system wich will be alot harder to do. I was debating about geting a mist king but man thoes things are expensive and as we all know this hobby is one huge monney.
peace out guys hope you have a good week happy ester!!
ps sorry for the spelling i have a touch screan and some times i screw up words.