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    I love the loc line fittings, they hold their form where you put them, and are pretty easy to work with. I especially like the inline spray nozzles.





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    good to know. i orderd some parts and will see how thay work out. did you have any problems connecting them to the pump? i relised i ordered these but not thought to how thay would connect to every thing.
    my 30 (defunct) & 4 gallon planted tanks (defunct)
    20 gallon metal Rimmed (taken down 5/11/10)
    the Viv's (Crested, Leopard Gecko and Malaysian cat Gecko)

    "real cars don't have spark plugs"



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    I hacked it together. there is a threaded locline part with a valve, I used this to connect the locline end, and then stuffed 1/2" eheim hose in the threaded end, which fits tightly over the pump return... it's pretty simple and works well, but it's ugly.



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    lol well i'm glad you don't really see that part. now i just have to wait for the stuff to get here (should be tomorrow).
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    20 gallon metal Rimmed (taken down 5/11/10)
    the Viv's (Crested, Leopard Gecko and Malaysian cat Gecko)

    "real cars don't have spark plugs"



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    well got them and i think i should have gotten a size smaller but ill see what i can do with what i have.
    my 30 (defunct) & 4 gallon planted tanks (defunct)
    20 gallon metal Rimmed (taken down 5/11/10)
    the Viv's (Crested, Leopard Gecko and Malaysian cat Gecko)

    "real cars don't have spark plugs"



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    did you get the 1/2" ones? those work great... I think the 1/4" ones would be too small for good flow



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    got the 1/2" ones but thay look so big in the viv but i made it work with a but of plumber epoxy that is. here are some pictures on what i did

    first i thought silicone would work well but it ended up being to messy and i was way to impatient.





    so i pulled out the plumber epoxy and that was much easier to deal with.







    and this is the current configuration i have it all in.



    my 30 (defunct) & 4 gallon planted tanks (defunct)
    20 gallon metal Rimmed (taken down 5/11/10)
    the Viv's (Crested, Leopard Gecko and Malaysian cat Gecko)

    "real cars don't have spark plugs"



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    so this is what i do during the middle of night when i'm board. built this little cup to go in where i the pump is and fill in the giant hole and still be able to get to the pump.


    my 30 (defunct) & 4 gallon planted tanks (defunct)
    20 gallon metal Rimmed (taken down 5/11/10)
    the Viv's (Crested, Leopard Gecko and Malaysian cat Gecko)

    "real cars don't have spark plugs"



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    right so been working on this tank off and on for the last few days , i got a two pecies of glass cut to fit the top f the tank (where the screens are because i've always had a problem with to much evaporation and not enough humidity in this tank. the thing is with both in i din't have anought air muvment so i'm going to try it with one fece of glass in and one not.



    next i started planting some stuff from one of my aquariums and suff stuff i've had waiting to be put in this tank. up on the left is Eriocaulon cinereum have it there for time big and to see how big it ends up growing. down below on the ground i have some HC "Hemianthus Callitrichoides" and Peperomia angulata. then above that is an anubais that i got from work that was grown emersed so should do well in this tank. and finally to the right is UG "Utricularia Graminifolia" and a Selaginella sp. going to lett them grow in while i figure out what else to put in there plant suggestions welcome.



    also i started using some aqua soil from a tank i'm going to be breaking down soon so will see how that works out.

    finally here are both my tank side buy side

    my 30 (defunct) & 4 gallon planted tanks (defunct)
    20 gallon metal Rimmed (taken down 5/11/10)
    the Viv's (Crested, Leopard Gecko and Malaysian cat Gecko)

    "real cars don't have spark plugs"



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    sweet!



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