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Old 12/29/2008, 04:57 PM   #101
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FYI, most of the links posted at the start of this thread don't work and lead no where... not very useful... can the posters please update them.

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Old 01/08/2009, 05:38 AM   #102
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Chiller info

Good morning, all. Not sure if this is the right area (although it seems apropos; mods, please move accordingly as needed), but you might want to check these out for smaller tanks:

The main guts of the unit:

http://www.fish-street.com/diy_chiller_accessory

and, the controller:

http://www.fish-street.com/temperatu..._category_id=0

Seems as though it's much less costly than a well known pre-made model (one of which I have and love)...but d'you think it's useable and useful?


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Old 01/12/2009, 03:20 AM   #103
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Hm seems we hit a dead end..... Sad


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Old 01/12/2009, 03:21 AM   #104
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Hm seems we hit a dead end..... Sad


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Old 01/25/2009, 03:26 AM   #105
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I'm sure more will be added as time goes on


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Old 01/25/2009, 09:46 AM   #106
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It will get more, I will add more after I get some done and tested too.


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Old 01/29/2009, 12:28 PM   #107
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DIY 70w Fixture

Here is my DIY 70w MH Fixture

Yes, it's a Mixing Bowl




Epoxy to screw down bulb fixture


Like this




The tube that I used was a Copper water pipe easier to bend


I'm using a Ballastwise 70w ballast




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Old 01/29/2009, 12:49 PM   #108
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Brilliant - awesome job. I might be doing the same thing with regards to the piping, thanks for the idea.


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Old 01/29/2009, 02:50 PM   #109
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Wow very nice work there.


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Old 01/29/2009, 03:10 PM   #110
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karlo, that is one of the most professional-looking results I have seen in a DIY project. Good work!!


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Old 02/04/2009, 10:07 PM   #111
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I have seen many posts on here.....some good, some bad.....that is a damn good DIY project. Nice job there


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Old 02/05/2009, 05:47 AM   #112
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I love this whole thing!
Except...I see no UV glass for the MH...or do pendants generally not use the glass?


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Old 02/05/2009, 08:54 AM   #113
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Since I built it I have added a glass but it's not on the picture


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Old 02/05/2009, 04:52 PM   #114
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Since I built it I have added a glass but it's not on the picture
Cool...thanks for the quick response!


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Old 02/11/2009, 09:23 AM   #115
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for the question about waterproof led's make an array and cover it with epoxy, works fine but it does get warm


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Old 02/24/2009, 11:21 PM   #116
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Originally posted by polyppetey
here is a good fix for those crappy mag float algae scrapers

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/in...owtopic=103793
Anyone still has this link working?


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Old 03/13/2009, 06:49 PM   #117
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Page 9-10 has some DIY's I did on my newly setup 34 gallon Solana

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...5&pagenumber=9


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Old 03/16/2009, 10:36 PM   #118
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Im looking for a DIY hob fuge like the CPR one.


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Old 03/20/2009, 02:44 PM   #119
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Karlo the light looks awesome!


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Old 03/20/2009, 09:13 PM   #120
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hahaha awesome idea mate! I love diy'ers! That gave me a great idea for my desk nano I am building, so thank you!! Keep up the great work.


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Old 03/26/2009, 08:38 PM   #121
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Anyone ever think about using a phosban reactor(without the phosban and upper filter pad) as a micro-fuge for a small tank? You could fill up the body with LR rubble and with the slow flow going through it, I believe it would be good for benthic organisms and pods to populate.



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Old 06/26/2009, 03:31 PM   #122
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hahha love the use of the mixing bowl


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Old 06/26/2009, 10:44 PM   #123
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I have a customer that has a 5g nano in his office and he uses an older Via Aqua calcium reactor for just that, he has some sand, lr rubble and algae ball in it and lights it with a night light under his desk, seems to work pretty good, He also does his water changes with water from his big display at home, he doesn't really feed the tank at work he says.


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Old 07/08/2009, 01:25 PM   #124
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Did you get the retro fit metal halide kit on ebay?


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Old 07/11/2009, 01:15 PM   #125
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does anyone know what this is called, and where i can get it? it doesnt have to be that exact one, but something similar. its the part that is on the mixing bowl. thanks.




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