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  1. FangsAndGames

    Uncured live rock in sump or in tank?

    Hey all I gotta question to run past y’all. So I’m in the process of putting together a shopping list for a tank. I’ve made up my mind on adding a sump (a 10 gallon aquarium). I also want to run a predominately (or completely) biological/refugium filtration setup. However, I now have a decision...
  2. Darkshadow1500

    COR 20 BATTERY BACK UP

    Has anyone successfully set up a COR20 with a battery back up? I've seen people talking about the icecap battery backup V2 with it's 24v output and transfer switch as a viable option to bad it's not around anymore. but id imagine this could easily be done with two 12v batteries hooked up in...
  3. N

    Build Thread Drilled 7g aquatop nano sky diy foam wall

    Hey everyone! I'm new around here, but not to saltwater. Ive had a few nano tanks in the past but unfortunately I didn't document them. Oh well they weren't much to look at anyway. My goal with this tank is a somewhat low tech, peaceful mixed reef with a few fish and inverts. To start off I...
  4. MarshallB

    Anyone DIY a no water change substrate vac?

    Since I have automatic water changes set up, the water it takes to vaccum out the sand seems like such a waste. Plus I have to make sure I have enough mixed salt water ready to replace what im going to suck up. If I don't then I have to wait 24 hours. Simply put, it's a hassle. Seems like a no...
  5. Reefing_Engineer

    Mesh top for Half moon

    So I have a 10g half moon tank and it came with a lid, it was a used tank so I just made do and thought it was good enough. However today one of my clownfish decided to abandon ship and squeeze out through a small opening in the lid so I want to invest in a mesh top since I’ve lost 3 clowns now...
  6. Chayo

    Where can I find glass replacement tops!?

    Looking for glass lids, the tank does not have a center brace, can’t seem to find fitting lids for 71 in L X 17 in W Finding only lids for tanks with center brace. I have searched for a set of 3 pieces but no luck. As the ones I have currently are a set of 3. Consisting of 2 panels for each...
  7. H

    DIY CO2 Meter

    Hey Guys, I am working on a project that can measure how much dissolved co2 is in my aquarium. I have overcome a few of the major obstacles, but I have hit a bit of a wall. Has anyone done this? I am using henry's law to figure it out, if that means anything to anyone here. My current problem...
  8. Jay Hemdal

    Aquarium Inventions - the Ultimate DIY

    This article discusses aquarium inventions, a bit of history and future thoughts. It is offered just as a way to get DIYers thinking about expanding on their ideas. Includes an interview with John Kuhns, the person who invented Novaqua and Amquel.
  9. Mason Michalski

    CUSTOM DIY Sump with Fluorescent Rim, possible commercial production

    I have been working on what originally was a 40 gallon breeder sump conversion for the last week or so, and I am looking for constructive feedback. In the works is a Sump Rim customizable in design and color, this current one for my 150, is an Apex themed sump with a rim that glow orange once...
  10. Mason Michalski

    Build Thread The Start of the 150 Gallon Deep Dimension: CUSTOM Sump with full DIY Diagram

    I have been working on this 40 gallon breeder sump conversion for the last week or so, and I am looking for constructive feedback. In the works is piping, along with a fluorescent dowel plan to make the sump baffles glow once a UV led strip is installed in cabinet! Going Orange Section 40 with...
  11. MarshallB

    QT tank stand made out of fence pickets

    I bought a 29 gallon tank a few months back for a QT tank. I had it up for awhile on a bare bones 2x4 frame. It only took a week or two to decide I need shelving to hold the tank stuff in. However, during this time I had to replace half my fence and I had about a dozen left over cedar pickets...
  12. Neil Fox

    Different take on a CO2 scrubber for your tank.

    So I have been reading about CO2 scrubbers and since I use them in the course of my work, I thought I would make a few improvements on the current design and document them here. This time of year, people are indoors more and this can have an adverse affect on our water quality. An increase in...
  13. Bassmaster116

    Custom LED bars? DIY GURU NEEDED!

    So my issue is i am running MH’s i want to add some more blue and pop, the second part of my issue is i want to run 3 light bars or 1 larger light bar on each side (48” in length). The only issue i have is it seems every manufacturer requires a inverter per light bar, is their a way to...
  14. MadeForThat

    AIO Build Overflow to add sump to innovative marine nuvo fusion tank!

    Hi Guys, new to R2R, but a long time lurker. I have been using this overflow for about 2 years now with no trouble, so I figured it was time to show it off! It will overflow about 2-300gph to my sump, and will automatically start and stop when the water level rises above the baffle just before...
  15. igorlab

    DIY KH station, automatic precsision KH-titrator

    Hi to all, All of us know the importance of maintaining the stability of water parameters for the SPS reef tank. Mankind is lazy, it is also known :). So, to break the vicious circle I decided to make a poor man titrator and peristaltic dispenser to regulate the solution B added volume and keep...
  16. H

    Ph Probe

    Hey everyone, I am working on a diy ph-prob for a reef-pi unit. According to the online guide I need a barrel adaptor and some kind of ph-circuit. By the looks of it, this has both built in, but I have never made one of these before. Can someone tell me if this will connect to my Raspberry-pi...
  17. T

    Thicknesses of seal on 100gal reseal job?

    So I just completed my first/second reseal job on a 55 gal future sump tank. The first time I did it I attempted the finger method to smooth the seal and it looked terrible. I restripped, retapped, and resealed using a caulking tool on the 10 side (I suppose 10mm?). I’m on day 4 of leak test. so...
  18. HanKami

    Build Thread My 35 Gal Rimless Cube

    Whats Up Reefers, I Decided To Start A Thread To Record My Progress On My New Journey. In The Past I've Had Many Different Size Tanks From A 33 Long Up To 120 Gal. Do to Relocating And 1 Year Off From The Hobby I Finally Decided To Start Fresh Once Again. As You Will See, I Might Do...
  19. Nate Chalk

    72Lx30Wx18H 170 gallon rimless DIY

    Hey all, Planning a 170 gallon rimless peninsula build. An upgrade from my 90 gallon aqueon. Ordering glass soon, I've used some calculators available online but looking for more advice before ordering. With dimensions at 72Lx30Wx18H I am planning 1/2 glass. Which gives me a safety...
  20. M

    Hydra 64hd mounting

    Hello all! A customer of mine is building a tank into a wall. I ordered him 2 hydra 64hds but they are out of mounting kits and im horrible with coming up with diy set ups. I can however follow instructions very well. Can you guys please bounce some ideas off of me for mounting set ups? Water...
  21. Bparrott

    Build Thread 150 complete tear down

    I need any opinions and tips on the what to watch for during the process as well as types of silicone. Tank is a bottom drilled typical dimensions with corner overflow. I planned to just reseal but the previous owner started the process then abandoned. So I think it’s best to completely tear...
  22. Sick_man

    Help with led light mount

    Hi everyone, I have an led strip for lighting and I wanted to mount it above my tank. However, I am not looking to drill any holes in the wall (just remodeled the room) and I want to be able to secure it on the rim of my tank. Please send ideas to help me create something like the picture below.
  23. harley628

    Internal vibration thoughts

    Would like to hear your thoughts on the effects of internal pump vibration on corals. Recently plumbed an external DIY filter using a power head and it caused corals to Immediately close. (Already went through the steps to find the issue) after much experimentation with flow rates, different...
  24. harley628

    Internal vibration thoughts

    Would like to hear your thoughts on the effects of internal pump vibration on corals. Recently plumbed an external DIY filter using a power head and it caused corals to Immediately close. (Already went through the steps to find the issue) after much experimentation with flow rates, different...
  25. A

    Frag Build Connect Frag Tank to Main System?

    Ok, so I have a tiny 10 gallon aquarium that I previously used for freshwater, but decided that it might make a decent frag tank. My main system is 75 gallons with a 15 gallon sump and my original idea was just to have the 10 next to the 75 with a siphon going from my main tank to the 10 and...
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