Removing chambers in sump

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by gaboon, 26 Nov 2007.

  1. gaboon

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    I heard guitar string is used to remove chambers in a sump, any other suggestions?
     
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    Good luck. It's a kak job at best.
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol: Agree Gali, sometimes faster to build new sump and less stress
     
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    Good luck Gaboon, keep us updated.
     
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    Let us know what you think of a 'Minora' after the job is done. TAKE IT SLOW AND VERY CAREFULL.
     
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    Just smack the dividing pane in the middle with a weight of some sort.
     
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    stanley knives work quite well aswell
     
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    K, you guys are scaring me, is it that bad? Sunburst, is that the next best thing? The hammer"s primed and ready to go...

    Whats a minora Herkie?
     
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    minora is a blade.those fine paper thin blades
     
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    Sh*t, sounded like a type of fish, thanks mekaeel. Is that thinner than an NT cutter?

    Ps. One day, I'll be giving out good advise!
     
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    sorry but what is a NT cutter?
     
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    Just klap it dude. I used a brass candle stick holder. A gentle wallop will do the trick
     
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    Just twat the offending panels with a heavy blunt object, use a stanley blade to clean off the remaining silicone and get new glass to rebuild - a personal opinion:)
     
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    Its a utility blade
     
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    Gonna give it a bash;)

    I'll let you know how it goes!
     
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    so you gonna give it a bash with the hammer or blade ? :p
     
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    Gaboon hit it hard take out all your earthly fustrations on the filter now, prime that hammer and give it a good klap
     
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    Sounds like a plan - p.s. do you have a camcorder?
     

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