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Old 03/21/2015, 11:28 PM   #176
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Just joined,looking at diy nano getting a lot of bad or old posts ,what's going on?
Uhhh, well you just posted in a 1+ year old thread...


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Old 04/08/2015, 10:17 AM   #177
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In his defense, it _is_ sticky.


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Old 04/08/2015, 01:47 PM   #178
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This is a very helpful thread...


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Old 05/30/2015, 11:22 PM   #179
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10gal nano: what is best as a base

To be more cost effective, most like instead of a stand, although I may want a sump underneath , I heard you can use a simple small base.


Not sure of $200 for a 2' high stand.

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Old 08/08/2015, 07:15 PM   #180
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IM Nuvo Fusion 20 Media Basket

The stock media baskets are often bad. Aftermarket media baskets are unnecessary expensive. I went lab and built mine which costs around $10 (for two).
You need Acrylic sheets, I used leftover pieces in the lab. But if you go with the thinnest one, you can get one $5 dollars in Home Depot or Loews. Also need crazy glue (a few dollars) or aquarium safe silicon.

Preferably use a nice thin saw (I used upright bandsaw which made process a lot easy). You need some kind off drill for holes (I used hand drills).

Those are the final products


They fit chamber very nice. I think gap is less then 1/16" for all side so high water flow is guarantee.


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Old 12/13/2015, 07:31 PM   #181
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The stock media baskets are often bad. Aftermarket media baskets are unnecessary expensive. I went lab and built mine which costs around $10 (for two).
You need Acrylic sheets, I used leftover pieces in the lab. But if you go with the thinnest one, you can get one $5 dollars in Home Depot or Loews. Also need crazy glue (a few dollars) or aquarium safe silicon.

Preferably use a nice thin saw (I used upright bandsaw which made process a lot easy). You need some kind off drill for holes (I used hand drills).

Those are the final products


They fit chamber very nice. I think gap is less then 1/16" for all side so high water flow is guarantee.
These are really nice. InTank media baskets ate too expensive.


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Old 12/31/2015, 01:53 PM   #182
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Old 02/10/2016, 01:12 PM   #183
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Here's my DIY Oceanic BioCube 29 splash guard...

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2557971


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Old 03/02/2016, 06:31 AM   #184
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This is a great sticky


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Old 04/03/2016, 07:32 PM   #185
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here is my new diy media reactor



usb powered submersible motor $3 from aliexpress.com
water bottle
some mesh to cover output of the pump.
I drill some holes to bottom of bottle


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Old 04/03/2016, 07:40 PM   #186
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Ha! Not a bad idea there.

What are you running in it?


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Old 04/03/2016, 07:52 PM   #187
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seachem phosguard
btw, if you have a small pump then just use it.
be sure to cover your pump output with a mesh. Otherwise media can go inside and damage pump



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Old 04/03/2016, 07:56 PM   #188
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Thanks.

Can the top of the bottle with the outflow holes, be totally submerged?


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Old 04/03/2016, 08:05 PM   #189
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I think yes. but be careful if your pump is very strong make the outflow holes to the side. the only drawback is;
the maximum amount that you can fit inside is limited because the bottle is small. I dumped a lot media and it does not tumble nicely. I think you can run large carbon too.
since its kind of cheap I am ok to run small amount and refresh it every weekend. I don't use large bottle because I like it hidden inside the chamber.


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Old 04/20/2016, 11:27 AM   #190
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nice craftiness!


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Old 04/20/2016, 12:52 PM   #191
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Looking to make my own media basket, I have the acrylic, but before I go out hunting for it, I have a hot glue gun. Is that reef safe or will it hold the layers together? Or should I go out for a tube of silicone and if so which kind in particular


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Old 09/16/2016, 10:34 PM   #192
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DIY media basket and sump

Any suggestions?? I'm building a media basket from scratch for my Oceanic Biocube 14G an turning an old Aqeuos 2 gallon into a sump/refugium with a skimmer. I've bought acrylics and aquarium safe silicon but i need suggestions on an overflow idea (again all from scratch cuz I'm cheap lol) any ideas?? Or suggestions??


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Old 09/21/2016, 11:27 PM   #193
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I think you will need Weld-On not silicon to glue acrylic. For reference. http://www.eplastics.com/plexiglass_glue


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Old 04/12/2017, 11:34 PM   #194
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Looking to make my own media basket, I have the acrylic, but before I go out hunting for it, I have a hot glue gun. Is that reef safe or will it hold the layers together? Or should I go out for a tube of silicone and if so which kind in particular


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Weld-on 16 or 4. 16 is more liquidy, both work by bonding the two pieces together as one. It is a lot stronger than glue.

You will have to order this online or find a plastic fabrication store near you. Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, etc. do not carry this anymore.

I had a lot harder time cutting the acrylic than I thought I would/


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