1. Cstar_BC

    DIY Garbage Can Sump - input appreciated **

    Hi all - above is my planned sump/filter . I know that I have not included control valves or check valves because I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING WHEN IT COMES TO PLUMBING. I think i can glue PVC ledges to the inside of the drum on which i can rest diffuser screens which can hold the...
  2. reelss

    Reelss's 180 Gallon Build (DIY heavy, Basement Sump)

    The build started unexpectedly when I was able to get a 180 gallon tank locally being sold by another reefer. I have been building it slowly. Here's the progress so far, but there's a lot of work that still remains. Current Tanks: 80 gallon Deep Blue 50 gallon Low Boy The plan is to set up...
  3. Coulter Schmidt

    Overflow Box for HOB filter (No hanging bracket)

    I ordered an overflow box for my filter but it didn't come with a hanging bracket, they don't specify on their website whether or not they come with one but some pictures I saw had one. I emailed them asking if it was a mistake or it was my misunderstanding. I'm waiting for their email before I...
  4. ScubaZ

    DIY light mount (hydra 26hd)

    Don’t spend big money on a light mount that is less universal as the one I have created here. It’s a simple cheap tv wall mount that can easily be moved out of the way during Maintenance. If anyone’s interested in links for the mount or a more detailed description I’d be happy to help out.
  5. GrumpyAlison

    Stability of Cinder Block Stand

    I have this setup in my basement currently and its been running really nicely for a while. I was considering ways to get 2 40 Breeders on the bottom instead of the tubs (more water volume & better visibility, can light from behind, etc), but they won't fit between the stacked cinder blocks...
  6. C_mo97

    My First All DIY Tank Build

    Hey Guys, So maybe you can tell from the title but I am building a complete system from scratch (Tank, Stand, Sump, and plumbing). I will post my progress on this thread so stay tuned. Here are some pics from the stand.
  7. CivicS14

    Georgia DIY Tubing for BRS 1.1ml Dosing Pumps: 5' for $10 shipped

    Instead of paying $13 for each tube from BRS, I went with DIY described here: I bought a 50' roll and would never go through this much tubing alone, so I figure offer some up to others that don't want to buy this much...
  8. culvern22

    Rimless Tank Build

    Good Day, Everyone! New here to R2R but certainly been utilizing the forums for a few years now. I’ve thrown together some plans for a 48wx12dx14h rimless tank and I’d like to know if anyone experienced with DIY rimless builds would check the dimensions for me before I get the panels cut...
  9. smartwater101

    California Broken/Parts Only Profilux 4 brain (I'm going to gut it, so I just need the shell)

    I'm building a little dosing container/line runner and want to use a Profilux 4 brain to run line through. Its a little hard to explain the overall design, but I'm basically just looking for a cheap brain. It doesn't have to work, of course, because I'll be gutting it for the project anyway...
  10. H

    Drilling your aquarium from the sides?

    So i have a 20 gallon long tank that i want to drill on 1 side to make a peninsula tank that would have a 10 gallon sump. Now that being said i don't know how many holes i need, what size holes, and where to drill (top,middle,bottom). I'm not sure if it is even possible to drill on the side...
  11. Gabriel Guirola

    How to wrap steal stand?

    Hi guys, I have this steel stand that I want to wrap and I have no clue on how to go about it. Do you guys have any recommendations and maybe pics of what you have done?
  12. DurbelMcDillett

    Build thread for my 300 gallon mixed reef tank + filtration room

    Hey gang, I had the good fortune of buying a custom built 300 gallon glass aquarium and custom built stand from my dentist a few months back. I've been telling him for a few years that I want to buy the aquarium because he didn't ever have any water in it (the previous dentist in the practice...
  13. Castaway6

    Is there a dual mount for the Kessil a160?

    I have 2 lights and wondering if there's a way to mount both together, in market or diy. Also I dont really want to drill in the roof or anything fancy, just a clamp on mount. Thanks
  14. Missbillygoat993

    Woman building aquarium cabinet and setting up 200g tank

    Hello everyone, I finally became a member today. I have been keeping a reef tank for 2 years with the full support of my hubby. I have been reading the posts here and some info online with regards to the set up. I now plan to build an 8ft tank Stan and order a dt and sump and just do the...
  15. Saltyfox

    advice needed on nuvo sump refugium

    I need some ideas/advice on the best place to put a refugium in my nuvo lagoon 25’s sump section. If you have done it or know how you’re going to do it let me see/know please!!
  16. Bryce M.

    Bryce's 150 rescue thing build!

    Hello all! So I've been gone for a while but I think this is a fun come back for me. So if you know me you know I have a two year old zebra moray eel and a one year old foxface, both are getting pretty big, though eel will be fine in there for a few more years but might as well get this out of...
  17. Dierks

    USA Anything Else Needed? (3D Print)

    Just finished up helping with a custom 3D print for @KTipp and had a lot of fun doing it. If there is anyone else that needs any help with anything let me know as I am more then happy to help if I can! It did end up costing KTipp a couple bucks for the plastic but I still think it will be...
  18. Chris oliveria

    Innovative marine 30l BLACK build!

    Just wanted to start a build thread, I've had a few people ask where to follow along and for me to do a build thread. I post everything on my Instagram bur not everyone has an IG. Here it goes! Any questions just ask. It'll be mostly pics.
  19. Savas

    My 20 gallon reef (it's a Diy monster)

    Hey everybody... First off, here's my current tank - upgraded from a 10 gallon a week ago. (yes, I started with picos roughly three years ago) I worked on the stand for about 4 months or so while I was remodeling the house my girlfriend bought. I would have built it faster but I was...
  20. teejay210


  21. Schreiber

    Reef Pi Attempt #2!

    My Auto-Aquarium Adventures The only thing more frustrating than unknown problems in a project is having nobody to share them with. I’ll be chronicling the adventures of my Reef-Pi troubleshooting as I dive into what could wind up being a multi-week undertaking. If you're already familiar...
  22. M

    Need Help. I was given an old 150 gallon tank that needs a panel replaced. I got the glass but need some help.

    So I have this nice 150 gallon tank but the glass has a big chip in the corner. I was able to get a new piece of glass the exact size and I am planning to switch the panels out (the big side panel). ive never changed aquarium glass before let alone a massive one like this. Is there anything I...
  23. Dierks

    Dierk's 75G Tank Build

    Well I figured I would start up a thread so I could track my new build! (Kinda figured this would be more for myself!) Well to start, I have built a 40 Gallon Nano Tank and loved every moment of it. I did Battle with a few things being a small tank but the joys you get from a nice tank out...
  24. JAM-MAN

    Sump design for Clarisea Automatic Filter

    As title indicates, building a new system (two nano 30gal tanks plumbed into one sump, but that's a topic for another day) and planning to incorporate a Clarisea SK-3000 automat filtration. Basically, as I understand it from the instructions and videos, water enters the filter and exits through...
  25. N

    Triton system new tank build, stand build, A fair amount of DIY in here.

    Prelude: This build actually has it's origins back in July of 2018 with a decision to try out a saltwater aquarium. I have had a fair number of years keeping fresh water tanks, but really nothing too involved even there. After a lot of research, with help from members at Reef2Reef, the first...