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Diy Isolation/fry/convalescent Box


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Ok, simple and easy to make. You can make ANY size or dimension for a snug fit on one side of a tank or whatever. Just measure and cut your panels and sew them together with fishing line, As always, aquarium sealant can be applied to the seams for a stronger bond and sturdier frame. You can even build a lid for it so that any fish juming to and fro will be thwarted in their attempts.

This is a must have for people with fish that heve been recently debilitated by eye-loss and other mechanical injuries.

Anyway, heres the pic. Note the two hooks for holding it on the rim of the tank:

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Happy Tinkering! :lol:

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I knew all along that the right man got the DIY award! :lol:

I bought similar "cages" on Aquabid a year or so ago, made for bettas, with smaller compartments in it. But it never dawned on me to make one big isolation container like that myself... duh....

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Your brilliant.

My parents already think I am weird for buying all the stuff to make a filter cartriage.

"Why don't you just BUY some?"

"Because this way I save about 5 bucks a month and in 6 months will have enough to buy a new filter!"

Or, you know, thanks to you, try to MAKE one.

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Plastic canvas is the greatest thing since sliced bread! It is so useful in the aquarium. I used a sheet of it once as a makeshift divider, worked like a charm! and it collected algae for a fish snack :) You can also use it to make small hidey holes for your fish. Someone on this forum made a cave and put leaves on it. The fish loved it!

I have found platic canvas balls to be useful too. I have an extra one in every tank that has some cycled media in it. it just floats along like a beach ball and helps me to see the current in the tank. The media gets used when I feel like changing a filter, I already have a clean piece that is seeded and ready to go. The fish don't mind it and when it gets algae on it, they have a floating snackbar. :) it looks like a disco ball :D

Everybody should show off their plastic canvas creations, I bet there are alot of good ideas out there!

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do you think if i made one out of acrylic that i could put a betta in my tank and have it in the box thing i have seen them at my lfs i am curious as i want a betta but i don't have any room at the moment?

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Plastic canvas is the greatest thing since sliced bread! Someone on this forum made a cave and put leaves on it. The fish loved it!

Guilty! :D

ooooooooooh! you should show a photo! it was a great idea!! :)

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