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Best tool to cut slits in PVC?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Osman Jun 16. 7 Replies

What is the best tool to use to cut slits into PVC pipe?I am aiming to make several 0.20 inch (5mm) slits... I figure I can mark the pipe and then use my hand dremel tool, but this would take quite a…Continue

Fish tank hunting troubles. Recommendations?

Started this discussion. Last reply by George T Jul 13, 2015. 2 Replies

Been a while since I have posted... mostly due to reading here and always finding my answers... except this time...Trying to find a tank that gets as close to the below requirements as possible.1)…Continue

Information on how to address fish parasites?

Started this discussion. Last reply by larry poe Jun 4, 2014. 5 Replies

I am transitioning from the goldfish/koi pond hobby arena into the aquaponic hobby arena. I have come to realize that most of my common parasitic treatments, that are used in the goldfish/koi pond…Continue

 

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Michael Osman replied to Charles Sublette's discussion Best tool to cut slits in PVC?
"A cheap way that works pretty well is a box saw. .$15 ish at Wal-Mart. Its a hand saw with a plastic box frame for cutting trim boards at different angles."
Jun 16
aenna martin replied to Charles Sublette's discussion Best tool to cut slits in PVC?
"I simply cut 2 IBC's and discovered jigsaw with edge simple to utilize. I likewise attempted a wood hand saw which additionally worked quite great yet left bigger teeth stamps anxious than the jigsaw. Both tidied up truly great with edge…"
May 26
Vlad Jovanovic replied to Charles Sublette's discussion Best tool to cut slits in PVC?
"Table saw gets my vote..."
Sep 14, 2015
Averan replied to Charles Sublette's discussion Best tool to cut slits in PVC?
Sep 14, 2015
Jeff S replied to Charles Sublette's discussion Best tool to cut slits in PVC?
Sep 12, 2015
George replied to Charles Sublette's discussion Best tool to cut slits in PVC?
"various types of saws will do it"
Sep 12, 2015
Charles Sublette posted a discussion

Best tool to cut slits in PVC?

What is the best tool to use to cut slits into PVC pipe?I am aiming to make several 0.20 inch (5mm) slits... I figure I can mark the pipe and then use my hand dremel tool, but this would take quite a while unless there is an attachment I am unaware of.See More
Sep 11, 2015
George T replied to Charles Sublette's discussion Fish tank hunting troubles. Recommendations?
"Fiberglass tanks are easy to drill through"
Jul 13, 2015
Jonathan Kadish NYC AA Chair replied to Charles Sublette's discussion Fish tank hunting troubles. Recommendations?
"This company has tanks that are used in commercial aquaculture systems up to 3000 gallons http://www.polytankco.com/"
Jul 12, 2015
Charles Sublette posted a discussion

Fish tank hunting troubles. Recommendations?

Been a while since I have posted... mostly due to reading here and always finding my answers... except this time...Trying to find a tank that gets as close to the below requirements as possible.1) ... near 550 gallons (2080 liters)2) ... at least 20 inches deep (50 cm)3) ... at least with a width to depth ratio ranging from 3:1 to 5:1I have never dealt with fiberglass tanks... Are they fragile or tough to saw holes through?I came across this tank that is perfect...…See More
Jul 12, 2015
Charles Sublette replied to Jeff S's discussion Ammonia- What's the True Story?
"Quick correction. Appears the website went offline for the calculator that I referenced. Fortunately, a friend introduced me to the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Here is the ammonia calculator."
Jun 23, 2014
Charles Sublette replied to Richard Kowalski's discussion Raising Carbonates without raising PH
"Bah, the edit timer is too quick.. .Quick correction on myself due to having to looking this up in my college chemistry textbook due to a bugging itch of mine to wanting to be sure of what I type is correct as far as I know it. Calcium carbonate…"
Jun 20, 2014
Charles Sublette replied to Richard Kowalski's discussion Raising Carbonates without raising PH
"This is not true for calcium carbonate, in crystal formation such as chicken grit or crushed oyster shells etc, due to the low solubility."
Jun 20, 2014
Charles Sublette replied to Richard Kowalski's discussion Raising Carbonates without raising PH
"The reason the pH would be in the "10.2 pH range with a dKH of 3 or 4" is due to the carbonate (CO32-), potassium carbonate. If it was bicarbonate (HCO3-), that is potassium bicarbonate, then the 3~4 dKH would have a much lower pH. This…"
Jun 20, 2014
Charles Sublette replied to Richard Kowalski's discussion Raising Carbonates without raising PH
"Here is an eHow article on how to convert carbonate into bicarbonate while using vinegar as the carbon dioxide source. The same can be dome with Potassium Carbonate to convert it into Potassium Bicarbonate. Remember what I wrote earlier,…"
Jun 20, 2014
Charles Sublette replied to Richard Kowalski's discussion Raising Carbonates without raising PH
"This is why I don't like acetic acid, that is vinegar, to lower the water's pH due to the creation of carbon dioxide and the acetate is also metabolized by microorganisms thus depletes some dissolved oxygen out of the water, but vinegar is…"
Jun 20, 2014

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