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1  Building small tanks for bugs and fish in Pet-Related Crafts: Discussion and Questions by micstarz on: January 19, 2009 01:21:18 AM
I'm looking to fill the space behind my betta rack. I was originally going to opt for growing dwarf plants and mosses, but I decided it would be a bit boring. Instead, I'd rather keep a scorpion, a beetle, a tarantula, possibly frogs or shield shrimps. I need to make four of these tanks.

To save on costs, only one side (the front) needs to be transparent, but All 5 panels of whatever material I may use can be transparent. I have no experience with glass, but I am willing to try. What are some materials I could use to construct these tanks? They will be housing terrestrial (for now) invertebrates that could potentially climb. How hard is it to make a hinged or sliding lid?

Here are some pics of the space behind my bettas (bottom row):



The dimensions are:
18cm x 12cm x 14cm (Width times Depth times Height)
This is the maximum dimensions as it barely even leaves room for me to slip my fingers in to get the container out. (Maybe I will incorporate a tow string or a pull ring into the design)

Basically I need advice on how to contruct 4 glass containers (preferably waterproof, because I may keep killies in the future)

List of things you might want to generously tell me:
1. Suggested materials (glass, arcrylic,
2. How to join the 4 sides and the bottom materials together
3. Should I go for making a lid, or just cover the top?

If I use these containers for terrestrial animals exclusively (with soil), can I use corrugated Polypropylene sheets like these, joined together with silicone and a front panel of glass/acrylic?


Thanks!

An afterthought: is clay or cement safe? I could use it to make 3 sides and a bottom then put a glass pane up front...



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2  Re: Coin-mosaic guitar in Completed Projects by micstarz on: February 02, 2008 06:54:41 AM
WOW
I just decided to pry all the coins off and do a newspaper collage. Pics:















I put some handwriting on it too. xD
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3  Newspaper-Decopauged guitar / Coin-mosaic guitar in Completed Projects by micstarz on: February 01, 2008 08:06:23 PM
Before:
Okay, so i had a crap guitar worth $25 and I was wondering what to do with it. After a bit of a brainstorm, I decided to...

Cover it with 10 cent (Hong Kong) coins!! It looks like a roman mosaic.











Sorry I don't have any pictures of the process, but it was really fast to make. Took me two hours at most xD

Edit: Inspired by Dalton Stevens' (Button King) famous button guitar

After
WOW
I just decided to pry all the coins off and do a newspaper collage. Pics:















I put some handwriting on it too. xD

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