Calling all DIY Wizards!!!

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  1. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Attention all DIY Wizards!! We're looking for folks who will help us with DIY questions and issues! If you have expertise in DIY solutions, please be sure to click on the hashtag #DIYWizards and subscribe to it so that our community can use that hashtag to call on you all to get good answers to their DIY questions! We value your experience and thank you in advance for helping our community!
     
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    TherealplexiG Well-Known Member

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    How to sub?
     
  3. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Cyber Monday Sponsor

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    Bump!
     
  4. shiftline

    shiftline Active Member

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    I love diy. How does one partake?

    Update - needed to do it on the computer and not your phone :)
     
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  5. joekool

    joekool Mixed Reefer Build Thread Contributor

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    Yup!
     
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Build Thread Contributor

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    Love diy count me in.

     
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    joekool Mixed Reefer Build Thread Contributor

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    How about a DIY banner. That would be cool.
     
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  8. reeftigergal

    reeftigergal Active Member R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Love DIY as well. My Crazy refuge/sump build for a 54 gal. corner bow stand. Let me tell you, it don't come out without cutting it up or removing the tank. LOL
    This, as U can see drove me nuts but, turned out to be a super sweet set-up. 54 SUMP (1).jpg 1338343724679.jpg 1338343726070.jpg 54 stand top view sump (2).jpg 54 sump w 125 skimmer.jpg 1338343725480.jpg
     
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  9. Mark Derail

    Mark Derail Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Will be attempting an ATO build with cheap parts. Found at local electronics store, small pressure switch that as I push into it, over it's length does two changes. It changes two different sets of poles (a NO and a NC).
    Gonna run 12vdc splice off something I have already to power a relay that when "low" will power a small pump to put RODI/Kalk into the tank. When "high" will cut power off.

    Already got the homemade sump going - next up in 2018 will be a new display tank custom made. I've watched every single video of Uarey Joey (DIY King) over the years. So that makes me - not an expert. Or an expert at Patience.
     
  10. Jomama

    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

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    Hope I understand what you mentioned. See my diy and hopefully something in there works for you, if so I'll go into detail. Good reefing. Search
    DIY-Tide control reef system (low budget)
     
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    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

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    Huh? What's a computer?
     
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  12. redfishbluefish

    redfishbluefish Stay Positive, Stay Productive Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor NJRC Member

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    I think I've joined the hashtag.....on a Fire. Great idea!



    Mark, for ATO, check out THIS BUILD....can't see why you wouldn't be able to substitute pressure switches for the float switches.
     
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    Mark Derail Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Thanks. I will definitely check that out. Even Joey on his YTube channel has one with a floating thing and relay.
     
  14. Alexander serrano

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    My DIY battery back up
     
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    Idoc Valuable Member R2R Supporter MTRCMember R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Nice...you need to create a thread showing step by step how you set that backup system up!
     
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    InspectorGadget Active Member

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    All in! My entire setup is diy except for the pumps.
     
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    Should check out my thread as I'm remodeling my display. Similar to Joey
     
  18. Jomama

    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

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    Just a thought, there's pressure switches for induce draft motors for home furnace. They activate with vacuum, make a fitting with venturi in it, easier to activate. Induce draft Motor pressure switch. Screenshot_2017-12-19-17-35-34.png
     
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    Mistahbrock Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I'd be happy to participate

    Main skills :
    ( I consider myself an skilled amateur )
    Silicone DIY tanks and sump design

    #DIYWizards
     
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  20. webmanny

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    I'm in. My specialty is DIY LED fixtures. I like doing stuff with electronics. I'm not too good with plumbing and woodworking, but I know enough to be dangerous.
     
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