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    srusso's UAS test

    Went to the local chain picked up an anchor bubbler.... Saw the same one Floyd got, but it was cracked in 4 or 5 pieces.
    I noticed this one, I had once had a bubbler made of a same stuff. $6.59... I know big spender!!! right??!! could have gotten the $1.59 stone, no no not for my UAS test!!!

    The funniest thing was buying something called "anchor" and having it float like a champ! LOL

    just testing it in the water now, and I think I may have found the best one for the job!!!

    Nice perfect even controlled bubbles, in a perfect line!!! Off to go make a screen!!!
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    Kewl, keep us posted. I hope to get a screen wet this weekend finally!!
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    Made my screen, added a bubble catch at the top, I figured It would help keep the screen in the bubble lane.
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    It looks like that will work good!!
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    Oh damn man, I saw that one too and opted for the bigger stone. I'm going to petco again today man.

    On the floating issue, it's not so much of a problem if you think about it, because the screen attached to the top will stop it from floating up any further than the screen can get at the surface. Unless it up ends and floats horizontally.

    Either way, using a few pieces of reef safe epoxy should do the trick to weigh it down.

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    Unplugged the air for a second and noticed this... screen trapped tons of bubbles on it. This picture was taken with the air off....

    I think I hit a homerun on bubble size!@
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    quickly before I go, I scrapped the screen differently. On a glass table, wet with using dry wall saw.... OMG so much easier, almost no mess and the screen came out fanatic... took me less then 5 mins...

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    ALSO, will not have lighting on it till after the weekend... sucks I know!! Going camping already running late! talk to everyone soon!

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    I found the best method of roughing the screen is to start with a piece larger than what you need, then just use the hole saw. I have 2 different hole saws, one is a Dewalt and has really sharp teeth, and another that does not. Either works fine, but the key is that you just hold it with your fingertips lightly and skim it across the screen, with a slight pressure. Change directions every couple passes, go random all over, etc. The after you're done, you trim the excess and your screen is rough everywhere. If you are doing a slot tube, then you tape off the top edge and don't rough that up. I recently did a 16 x 4 screen for the e-shine scrubber this way and it turned out perfect.

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    I use a PVC saw to rough mine. I hold it at a 45-ish degree angle and pull back in different directions then turn it 90 degrees and repeat. I use one of those wooden clamps with the two threaded adjustment rods to hold it down. http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...rR5T8uxNLymeP3
    150G. Reef/Mix
    125G. 3 Regular Oscars/1 Jack Dempsey
    75G. 20+ Africans
    40G. Fish/Reef. Algae Scrubbers on ALL my SW
    10G. SW Fish/Reef.
    10G. SW Hospital/new fish quarantine/pod breeder tank
    6 stage RO/DI system 200 GPD.

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