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Old 04/12/2008, 05:08 PM   #76
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I need some help with making a skimmer for my 5.5 gallon. Length and width don't matter, but the skimmer must be 10 inches or less in height.


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Old 06/18/2008, 11:16 PM   #77
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Re: COOL—OUT

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Is anyone having luck keeping the RSM cool without a chiller? Has anyone changed out the fans? What models?

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Call Red Sea, they will send you 2 new fans and then ask for the xtra fan for the back of the tank. I intalled all of those and it helped alot with heat.


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Old 06/20/2008, 08:46 AM   #78
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How about a Ghetto Kalk Reactor for a nano? I built one out of a quart plastic container and some medical tubing. No powered parts -- the thin tubing does the mixing.

Two Bulkhead fittings are siliconed to the lid


This is the thin tubing I used


Details are on N-R -- search for "Ghetto Kalk Reactor"


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Old 06/27/2008, 10:02 PM   #79
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Ok would an Ozonizer unit be compatible the with stock skimmer. Prob not but looking for info. Let me know the reasons why it would not. Would an ozonizer help with the skimmate if it was combatible. How about I just not run any skimmer. I hate my stock unit and do not want to drop the $ for the 9002 yet. Blah, it is noisy and if I could untimately not run it I would be happy, but I have many specimens, only 1 fish so far. I am just mad and jumping the gun I think.


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Old 06/30/2008, 04:14 PM   #80
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JimDantin,

That photo reminds me of the hospital. haha



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Old 07/05/2008, 02:29 PM   #81
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Any DIY waterproof LED's for INSIDE a refugium chamber for a biocube? I'd rather not have to take the knife to the back of my biocube if I don't have to!


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Old 07/07/2008, 06:04 PM   #82
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hahah I'm not sure about that. It will be cool, but A lot of Silicone involve. hahah



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Old 07/11/2008, 02:16 PM   #83
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anyone tried making a diy vent skimmer that fits into the back of one of these nanos?

I'm thinking of trying to build a using one of the pumps in my JBJ28 as a skimmer pump and build a skimmer enclosure over it.


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Old 07/13/2008, 12:24 PM   #84
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I. Think its a waste of time to make one for a nano tank, especial nanocube. I would recomend doing water change in your tank weekly.


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Old 08/14/2008, 07:50 AM   #85
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Artsy cube , DIY, with the higher back sump, hiding powerheads on wavemaker and Tunze nano skimmer. Glass (or plastic?) piece in the center, to which the sps frags are glued sideways. Quite original approach, I was impressed.

ukguy:
Agu posted somewhere at forum DIY bottle skimmer, air driven.
From not DIY, ready made: I used Rio nano skimmer ($30) on my 6g Nano-cube, needs only a little cut off of the plastic rim, to accommodate the intake tube. This skimmer is a little louder, than I would like it to be, but works well.


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Old 08/16/2008, 10:02 PM   #86
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Here is a link to my 12g Foam rock wall nano build. Hope you enjoy.

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...readid=1449804


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Old 08/17/2008, 02:02 PM   #87
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Any DIY waterproof LED's for INSIDE a refugium chamber for a biocube? I'd rather not have to take the knife to the back of my biocube if I don't have to!
Some waterproof LEDS here Autoillumination

I've used the three LED dome lights as night lights just above the water and salt creep hasn't affected them. Not sure if they're submersible though.


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Old 08/17/2008, 06:28 PM   #88
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Yea it would be nice if it's submersible.


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Old 09/08/2008, 06:54 PM   #89
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nice setup


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Old 09/08/2008, 06:55 PM   #90
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and i am there
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Old 09/13/2008, 12:49 PM   #91
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Re: thanks nano cube boy!!!

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I did pretty much the same thing nano cube boy did to create a refugium in a nano cube.
first, i cut off the vinyl off the back of the second chamber

then, I installed a light

the light is a little big but it still works

lots of room for my chaeto to grow

top of chamber with just the LR pieces, since then I have added a clump of chaeto

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When you cut the vinyl out from the center section, do you glue/silicon glass or acrylic in its place or what?


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Old 09/13/2008, 09:23 PM   #92
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When you remove the vinyl it's a sticker, not like a piece of plastic or glass. All you need to do is to remove that and that's it. You don't need glue or anything.


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Old 09/14/2008, 01:57 PM   #93
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awesome, cant waite to try this on a freinds nanocube. thanks for the idea. did you just cut the vinyl with a razor blade and peel it off?


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Old 09/15/2008, 11:58 AM   #94
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i cut out the vinyl, worked well. thanks for the idea. also, has anyone ever heard of using a 23w cfl bulb ballast for a replacement ballast for a nanocube?


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Old 09/17/2008, 12:09 PM   #95
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I just peel and tear with a scissors.


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Old 09/17/2008, 12:10 PM   #96
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23 watts? isn't 24?


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Old 09/17/2008, 02:39 PM   #97
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I know its 1 whole watt less, but lets face it, 24w of pc light isnt a lot to begin with so 1 less watt wont make a difference. Its a cheap easy fix, thats runs a lot cooler than the original ballast and should last just as long.


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Old 09/24/2008, 02:19 AM   #98
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I know its 1 whole watt less, but lets face it, 24w of pc light isnt a lot to begin with so 1 less watt wont make a difference. Its a cheap easy fix, thats runs a lot cooler than the original ballast and should last just as long.
Would you guys know if a bulb burns out, will the ballast still be able to function or would you need a new working bulb?


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Old 09/24/2008, 07:57 AM   #99
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If the bulb burns out and wont work in another hood, you need a new bulb. If the bulb cuts off but works in a different hood, then you need a new ballast.


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Old 12/08/2008, 07:38 PM   #100
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blast from the past

Great projects everyone!
I recognize some of the Old Guard, but many people who are currently active probably haven't seen my "no-equipment" cubes. Here are some videos:

8" cube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJqOrAFZ7VU

mantis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhvL0qPHSLI

12" cube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS8oSnBdCxU

Hope you like it,

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