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I have six tanks, and I like to do all my testing and maintenance on the same day, but I only have three test tubes (since I constantly break all the api ones) and I hate having to stop and wash them between every tank or twice a tank. So... This was my solution! I'm so proud of this. I found a piece of scrap wood in my dad's shop and used a drill press to put all the holes in. I ordered a pack of 30 test tubes for like 8 dollars on amazon. I bought a whiteboard poster board at the dollar store and peeled off the dry erase part, cut that into little pieces, and used some white glue to stick them down. I used a power sander to round up the corners and give it a touch of fancy! I'm so proud of this and it makes testing sooo much easier. 

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56 minutes ago, Will Billy said:

 

You know, that is quite simple and intelligent. As i sit here now carefully placing my wobbly test tubes on my table to begin my water test, staring at the one tube that has a small crack in it from where it had previously fallen over. I realize i need this little invention in my life. 

 

Not 10 minutes after making that post, the aforementioned cracked test tube just came apart into 2 pieces trying to remove the cap. Perhaps the universe is trying to tell me something lol. 

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8 hours ago, Will Billy said:

You know, that is quite simple and intelligent. As i sit here now carefully placing my wobbly test tubes on my table to begin my water test, staring at the one tube that has a small crack in it from where it had previously fallen over. I realize i need this little invention in my life. 

I felt this sentiment so much. "wobbly test tubes" yes.

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6 minutes ago, StephenP2003 said:

I have stolen so many of my wife's kitchen supplies (tupperware, measuring spoons, cups, pots, etc.). I end up buying her a replacement; I just don't want to wait for stuff to arrive to do the thing I want to do right then. 

I have been sternly reprimanded on the measuring spoons thing. I now have assigned measuring spoons and should I get caught using any other set....

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On 1/27/2021 at 8:58 PM, redmare said:

I have six tanks, and I like to do all my testing and maintenance on the same day, but I only have three test tubes (since I constantly break all the api ones) and I hate having to stop and wash them between every tank or twice a tank. So... This was my solution! I'm so proud of this. I found a piece of scrap wood in my dad's shop and used a drill press to put all the holes in. I ordered a pack of 30 test tubes for like 8 dollars on amazon. I bought a whiteboard poster board at the dollar store and peeled off the dry erase part, cut that into little pieces, and used some white glue to stick them down. I used a power sander to round up the corners and give it a touch of fancy! I'm so proud of this and it makes testing sooo much easier. 

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love this! I broke half my API tubes. 😖How are you stirring the solution? Did the tubes come with caps ? 

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