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Tank Build! DIY book online

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ricowind67, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. ricowind67 GIRS Member

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    Clear Lake, IA
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    Just downloaded the Urajoey DIY handbook, Paper back is 74 dollars USD and the E book is 24.

    it has some good info, but I was expecting an awesome tutorial book on all types of fabrication and for the price, I would rate it 2 out of 5 stars.

    when it comes to acrylic info, so far Turbos posts are head and shoulders above this book.

    just my thoughts
     
  2. Derek34 GIRS Member

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    Manchester, IA
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    I have also purchased this book. I would agree with you. There are some good basics in it but a lot of the projects and applications don't seem to be as clean as I would like them to be. For instance I will not be turning a water bottle into an in tank filter! It's just not going to happen! :)
     
  3. ricowind67 GIRS Member

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    Clear Lake, IA
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    love the bottle reply, I second that!
     
  4. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    Thanks, that means a lot considering your setup and knowledge!!

    I keep learning also. I just saw a post on R2R the other day of someone's LifeReef sump in the build process - LR had apparently sent him pics of his sump being built and I picked up a huge tip. I've always placed my builds on top of MDF boards with strips of foam on both sides to compensate for thickness irregularities and provide the ability to shim & pin. But LR uses a bench that essentially has some carpet on top and then he just uses popsicle sticks between that and the workpiece...brilliant, I wish I had thought of it!

    Also, although I don't remember reading the posts, I heard that Joey got eaten alive on the RC Acrylics thread one time, I don't think he posted there again.
     
  5. Bud Loves Bacon Website Team Board of Directors Leadership Team GIRS Member

    West Des Moines, IA
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    For anyone curious, here's what I was referring to

    224g build


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