REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef Aquarium Forum

    Small crack fix?, Oct 18, 2018
  1. Ranjib

    dang! sorry about the damage. Have no clue how to fix it though, scratches i know how to deal with, but this is different, lets see
  2. DIY LED light. Layout advice please., Oct 3, 2018
  3. Buffing acrylic, Sep 19, 2018
  4. CV's noobie tank 2018, Aug 28, 2018
  5. boacvh

    #DIYWizards. Need some help. I don't have space inside my home to keep my Rodi station, so thinking of ideas. Do you think this would work to store my water outdoors if I change the spigot on it?
    Any insights appreciated.

    (I don’t know how to use these # names so please forgive me if using incorrectly)
  6. CALLING ALL PRO DIY'ers... TANK to Custom Sump Conversion!, Jul 9, 2018
  7. RichtheReefer21

    I am in the process of setting up and running an old school Perfecto 125g through a fallow period while I copper treat my old 55g. The 55g has my fish and Sand in it, a nano pump, 75g HOTB filter and an old remora HOTB skimmer, Ceramic 200w heater, nothing more.

    The 125 is running off an Aqueon 400 Canister that is established from running the 55 for 3 months.
    All of my Rock and Corals are there now... +a 50lbs box of dryrock


    Old: (Before transferring everything to new tank) [FUTURE DIY SUMP)


    Once my fallow period is done, the fish should be squeaky clean and healthy, and I will move them (Slowly) into the 125 as it will be fully established and stable in 2 months.

    Then the fun starts... Converting the 55g (48" x 20" x 12") into my Sump system for the new 125.
    I already have a Custom-drilled 12"x12" acrylic box to setup as an external Chaeto Fuge to save space in my Tank/Sump setup for reactors etc...

    I need input, ideas, past experience, Do's and Dont's, And what worked for YOU!

    Please share Pics and setups of your DIY Tank-to-Sump Conversions here so I can see what I am up against in 2 months!

    Please Include:
    - Size of your old tank, and your new tank
    - Sump Products/Brands/Powerput etc
    - Heater placement, Plumbing Ideas/Pathing
    - ATO and Dosing Setups

    This could be sticky if we make it for all to share! I'm surprised there isn't one already!!

    Fire away!!! Mozzletov!

    #DIYWizards #Custom #DIY #Sump
  8. Plumbing to main tank finally, Jun 10, 2018
  9. Ranjib

    Not a plumbing expert, lets see what others thing #diywizards
  10. A little worried.. Silicon separating from glass?, Jun 5, 2018
  11. mdbannister

    Looking at it, it does look like a piece of something that was there but has been removed...but that still might make me nervous. Maybe someone with more experience on tank repair will weigh in. #reefsquad #DIYwizards
  12. Screen mesh questions, Mar 30, 2018

    #DIYWizards #Reefsquad

    How to go about the internal corners for a screen shown in RED. Here is my pic. I need input on the red corners. Where to get them or how did you all do this kind of screen.
  14. Typhon Controller/Steve's LEDs Questions, Jan 12, 2018
  15. mdbannister

    Any of our #DIYwizards or #reefsquad have any ideas on this one?
  16. Expanded tank 400 Gallons plumb return ideas. Any large water movers out there?, Nov 5, 2017
  17. joekool

    This is a tank remodel the tank was a 210 display and I'm changing the side panels of glass to make it 400. I had this pump running only 3 3/4'' lines to the tank. I know the pump is plenty capable of pumping everything I need in the new size. Not asking about the capabilities of this pump. It can do the job fine.

    I have a blank slate as far as the new returns so I'm asking for ideas because I can do anything I want.

    Pump has 1.5'' outlet and was trying to figure out how I want to run the returns.

    Is running 1.5'' up and over along the top with 1'' feeders off it the best way?

    Should I use the manifold I made but haven't used with 4 1'' feeds from under the display?

    Should I go through the bottom?
    Not sure about this as I don't want to use siphon valves but not opposed torunning down into the tank from the top with a hole drilled in elbow for anti-siphon.