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  1. YogiReef

    DIY AQUACLEAR REFUGIUM [video]

    Please drop a like or comment because this took me a decent amount of time to put together. Happy Reefing!
  2. SallyWho

    Another DIY 40b sump post

    *Deep breath* Okay, bear with me here- I'm a newbie with a lot of questions! I'm slowly putting together a 120g build and I did a search for 40b sump plans and got a lot of ideas. I measured the stuff I have, and I *think* I've figured out something that might work, with some clarifications from...
  3. InspectorGadget

    Better than ReefGlass AIO tank Nano Skimmer, complete build under $45.

    Due to recent events, my 40 gallon sps tank had to shrink to a 20 gallon Inovative Marine Nuvo tank. I love the tank but I have every square inch covered with a piece of equipment (in the back). Apex probes, Doser lines, ATO, Cobalt heater, refuge on one side and ceramic media on the other with...
  4. C

    DIY remote sump setup

    Hello I am plumbing a remote sump to the storage area of my basement and have dry fit everything together. Was wanting to run it by you guys and make sure what I'm doing doesn't have any obvious flaws I'm missing or if someone had a better idea before I prime and glue. Using two 1.5" drains...
  5. SaltySquid

    All in one Tank Sump/refugium plumbing - JBJ 28G Nano-Cube

    I want to add some additional water volume, better filtration, and a safe place to grow some beneficial algae to my "all in one". I am running into some issues trying to figure out a good way to get the water from my tank to the 10G that will be sitting below it. The picture below shows how...
  6. WhiskeyCoffee

    Upgrading Viparspectra 165w to SB Reef Light PCB DIY Picture Tutorial

    Just upgraded my Viparspectra 165w to the SB Reef Light PCBs. This was a fairly easy upgrade, however they use a different shape Molex connection so I had to splice my wires and use my old pin connections. It was nerve wracking but simple when using butt splices. First thing I noticed was on...
  7. joekool

    DIY Skimmer Monster: How to’s and Guidance. Picture Heavy

    ok so you may or may not have thought about building your own skimmer but it’s not that hard and it won’t cost you a lot of money so why not try it. I will work with you to build the appropriate size skimmer for your setup. First is a video and then I will put up photos.
  8. J

    Need help with a Sump layout

    Hello everyone! My wife and I have a 55 gallon aquarium that we started down the salty road with about 5 months ago. We dont have a lot of stuff in it and have been aquiaring equipment and things slowly. The tank was given to us and a stand with it too. We wanted to do a sump under it and...
  9. HollaAtChaReefBoy

    Build Thread HollaAt ChaReefBoy Red Sea Peninsula 650

    Just upgraded from nano tanks to now a big tank. Go big or go home, so I went BIG and I brought it home. Feel free to follow me on this journey as I customize and modify this tank. Feel free to provide feedbacks, I would love to see what you all think.
  10. YogiReef

    DIY Refugium Light [?]

    Not sure if this will work at all, does anyone know if I could rewrite this light for a refugium, it’s called the i-Zoom Worklight, here’s the link to the amazon. [LINK] I have four of these and got them as freebies, I could do some trial and error. But my question is, is this even the...
  11. sil40sx

    Finally, found a canopy for my AP700 :)

    I've been wanting to add T5 to supplement my AP700, first option was the Aquaticlife Hybrid, but I got impatient waiting for them to be released from customs, so I just picked this 6 x 36" ATI for a very reasonable price. With just a little DIY, its gonna be a perfect hybrid. It's going to be a...
  12. Mandelstam

    Project pitch: DIY dosing pump with 3d printed peristaltic pump head, R-Pi controlled

    Couple of weeks ago I got an idea in my head that I've been playing around with. The idea was to make a dosing pump that's Arduino/Raspberry Pi controlled. I just like the idea to be able to customize it completely and have total control over it. And maybe be able to save some money as well...
  13. RichyRich50

    Need help with a DYI Red Sea Reefer 350 sump setup

    Hello everyone, I have a reefer 350 and I wanted to try out a small DIY project on my sump. I don’t know exactly how to go about this so I need some help. So I was looking at a YouTube video on the BRS page on Kalkwasser. Here is the link . So I had an idea, on the video aound 8min 15sec...
  14. Rhinotronics

    Heating an RO/DI 100G Water Tank? (Show me Yours)

    Hey Guys and Gals, I am about to start setting up my RO/DI Water storage room and was wondering about heating. Couple of questions... First off I live in Nashville Tennessee area so you know the climate. I will be running two 105G Water storage tanks. Tall and thin. What type of heater should...
  15. coseal

    Build Thread 120cm journal, my return to the hobby...

    took a few year break due to life and a move. ready to dive back in! been gathering needed equipment some new some old. huge fan of rimless minimalist aquariums. so that's where i'm headed with this build. when i left the hobby a few years ago ULNS and bacterial driven systems were real...
  16. Joshua Morey

    Nano Build 30 Gal Long

    Sup guys! Long story short Ive been part of the forums for awhile but I tend to just browse other threads when I have a question. Here's a condensed tour of my first reef that Ive had running about nine months. Over all I'd call it a massive learning experience and tons of fun! Ill start this...
  17. Jerzyray

    Build Thread 210 gallon build

  18. Colin B

    Build Thread 125 gallon mixed reef build

    Hello everyone, Welcome to my tank build. I am graduating from college in less than a month at this point and am beyond excited. So to celebrate this I am thinking of treating myself to something I've been wanting for quite sometime, a 125 gallon mixed reef tank. I found a standard non...
  19. Colin B

    125 gallon reef tank build, looking for advice and pointers for success.

    Hello, I am new to the forums but have been keeping reef tanks/fowlr tanks for the past five years. I recently picked up a 125 gallon tank that was brand new from craigslist for $100 dollars so that was too good of a deal to pass up. So, since I have picked up this tank, I was looking to see...
  20. joekool

    Monster Build Kool Reef DIY 687 picture heavy

    Hello all, Remodeling my tank from 210 to 428 display with a total volume of 687 gallons after Live Rock. I wanted a new thread for the remodel heavy with pictures and videos. Gathering all my stuff together for the build. and will post as it goes. Expanding the stand I have because its...
  21. AngryOwl

    DIY Algae Scrubber not growing

    Back in late August I built a algae scrubber. To this day all it has grown is diatoms... Info about the scrubber: Waterfall style, screen is about 9" x 4", uses an individual pump to supply flow 295gph pump and most importantly the lights... rapidled solderless leds, 4 reds and 2 blues on each...
  22. TheLadyCrash

    Converting Media Reactor to Algae Reactor

    I have a BRS Dual Media Reactor that I’m running on my 45g at the moment. I’ve been toying around with the idea of modifying one of the reactors to be an algae reactor but have a few questions. 1.) Is this a feasible / good idea? 2.) Does it matter if the algae reactor was in the 1st or 2nd...
  23. Tiwo

    WTB: External overflow

    Looking for a external overflow as my tank is tempered and i cannot drill. (40 gallon breeder) Preferably 2 pipes. If you are someone or know someone who can make one/makes them pm me and we can talk
  24. Ryan@ShelteredReef

    Frag swap coral carrier

    Threw together a tiered frag/coral carrier that fits in a 5 gallon bucket for the upcoming #CTARS fragtoberfest and figured I'd share a few pics as well as a little tutorial. First I cut some egg crate down to 16x9" pieces Next I used a Dremmel to cut out the + at each corner The hole size...
  25. Keith_0011

    Ideas for tank set up on Mexican tile??

    Can I set up a 92gal corner tank on a Mexican tile floor? A little background here. I recently moved and sized down to one tank, a 36gal bowfront. (The 36 is currently on the Mexican tile, for better or worse). I am now looking to size up to a bigger tank, a 92gal corner tank. The room where I...
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