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    My DIY underwater waterfall

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    Hi guys, thought I'd share something that i DIY-ed last weekend..

    It's an underwater waterfall that I saw online, so I'd thought I would give it a shot.. took me 3 failed prototypes before I got it to work properly..heh..

    It's still not very good, but I think it'll suffice for now, let me know what you guys think yea?


    YouTube - Aquarium with Underwater Waterfall

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    Hey derk,

    Not bad at all. It's pretty nice and would look better if there is more sand flowing. Maybe you can share with us some pictures of its construction?
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    nice! i agree that maybe more sand will be nicer, so it looks thicker and more visible. but i must say a really good attempt.

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    nice. gives a very good feng shui feel.
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    Any pointers to take note when constructing one?

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    Oh hmm, the basic setup was shown on Aquatic Eden i think...

    http://www.aquatic-eden.com/2007/10/...nderwater.html

    Though i suspect making one from scratch is probably much more complex than the blog makes it sound

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    Very good effort and it looks very nice.

    I used to have 1 from Qian Hu with a rock waterfall but the sand was pick by the fishes and dump everwhere, in the end the waterfall 'dried up'
    Last edited by Ian Lim; 2nd Jan 2008 at 19:23.

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    Very nice. Anything to take note when constructing one?
    Would like to try constructing one too.
    Thanks for sharing with us!!
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    Thanks for the comments

    Its not tough to make it really, mine was made of acrylic bought from artfriend.

    Important to make sure the space at the back, where the bubbles push the sand up, is not too large, so that the sand is pushed out of the opening at the top, instead of staying inside.

    Also, the sand must be fine, but not too fine. Sand that is too fine tends to get pushed too far forward and to the sides.

    Need to experiment with the different sand sizes and power of the air pump in order to achieve the best combination

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    that's something new! nice try. i like it

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    very interesting indeed.

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    very nice and very creative. well done..
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    first time seeing it. nice. well done!!

    cheers!
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    nice dude! you gotta teach me how to do that!!


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    Re: My DIY underwater waterfall

    i seen this in the ada pictures , wondering how they create this illusion , thanks for sharing , any step by steps picture to show?

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    Re: My DIY underwater waterfall

    Very nice work there man .... Mind sharing the constrution of this water fall .... the one on aquatic-eden's waterfall looks super real man .... How to create this effect ?

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    Re: My DIY underwater waterfall

    Hi Derk, is there any illusion you can share with us and the step-by-step guide?
    Much appreciate it.

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