Heating Containers with Flexwatt Tape

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas Flexwatt is a common way to heat containers on shelves. So I have gathered some How To videos on assembling the Flexwatt. Assembling with clips.. Soldering the wires instead of using clips Wiring the heat mats in series .. Diagrams… Flexwatt Connectors         Flexwatt Wiring           Flexwatt in …

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keeping things clean and disease control.. coming soon!

DIY Videos on Sumps

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here is a collection of videos on sump design to get you started designing  your own.


  Sherolyn-Basement Bettas Sumps for recirculating systems. Article coming soon…   To reduce time in the fish room doing water changes, many people decide to go with recirculating systems to house their Bettas. A recirculating system consists of cells or containers to house the fish and an over flow of some sort that drains water …

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21 Betta Bunkhouse

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas Start with a few Sun Tea jars (1 gallon) Remove the pour spouts For each Bunk, You will needa cap, a Tee, and 2 pices of 1/2″ CPVC pipe 2.5″ long Assemble as shown. the 1/2″ CPVC pipe fits in the bushing w/o silicone. The Cap is needed to keep my bettas from entering …

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Adding the Back Wall

  Sherolyn-Basement Bettas By now  the condo is taking shape. You have the front and both sides as well as the walls or partitions in place. The next piece to add is the back wall of the partitions. I used 1/8″ thick plexi to build the condo. I wanted a space of 1/4″ under the …

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Overflowing the Overflow

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas I used my Dremmel and cut out several places along the top edge of the overflow. As you can see in the second photo, there are 3 over the 4″ wide cell and one at the divider that does not have a support. I found with another water test that I needed to make …

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Assemble the Frame

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas I didn’t take pictures of taping the frame together so hopefully I can explain it. You are going to want to assemble this somewhere other than the ground.. a table or saw horse with a board on top is going to make moving around much easier than crawling around on your knees like …

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Building the Walls

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas Before we actually get to adding the walls, we need to make the frame a bit more solid. Carefully pick up the frame and flip it over. Run the glue along the entire front seam and both sides taking care not to glue to the back of the condo. Tilt the condo on …

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Getting Things Ready

Sherolyn-Basement Bettas Since I still am staying with family until I get employment and a place to live, most of my stuff is packed up and in a storage unit in town. I spent some time trying to find the glue and plexi cutter I have but to no avail. I kept all the fish …

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