How to Build a Fish Tank

Building your own fish tank can be a very interesting thing to do. You can save a great lot of money too! You can also design that perfect aquarium exactly the way you want. This is a great hobby for the fish enthusiasts. The instructions in this article are meant for a 25-30 gallon tank. Required Materials Glass (for the front and back: two sheets of 1/4″ glass of 36″ x 24″, for the sides: two sheets of 1/4″ glass of 12″ x 24″, and for the bottom: one sheet of 1/4″ glass of 12″ x 36″) Emery cloth Gloves for handling cut glass Acetone Non-toxic 100% silicone sealant Paper towels Plastic or rubber corner trim At least one square Single-edged razor blades Roll of duct tape Felt tip marker Alcohol Toxicity test strips pH test strips Instructions First,...

How to Carve Fish Decoys

A beautiful form of art, the fish decoy can be both visually appealing and functionally sound. Generally made from cedar wood or other light wood that won’t crack or shrink when wet, catch and release fishermen prefer these to traditional hooks because they believe it won’t hurt the fish. Required Materials/Tools Some fish carving patterns Heavy cardboard White cedar wood or any wood that is water resistant Copper or aluminum metal sheets A sharp wood knife or chisel A sealing finish A few colors of paint Some lacquer Sander Glass eyes (don’t get the plastic googlie eyes!) Liquid lead A pencil An eraser A ruler or straight edge A band saw An electric wood burn pen Preparation Before you start, you need to figure out what it’s going to look like. There are plenty of...

How to Sell Your Car

We all have dealt with it before, or will deal with it soon: selling our car. We can take our car to the car dealer, but they will take a huge percentage off for themselves. Selling your car on your own will take some time and research to get it sold, but it will be worth it in the long run in the form of profit. Evaluation To begin, we need to evaluate the car. Make a list of what you need to fix up and clean up. This will help you find out how much to ask for. Some things you might note is upholstery damage, dents, dings, cracks in the windows, balding tires, squeaky breaks, missing door handles, or a crow bar for a gear shift, anything that might de-value the car. Look up the condition in some magazines like Kelly blue book or other publications of similar nature to see the blue book value...