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Unread 07/11/2009, 12:17 PM   #126
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No idea what it's called, but I would look in the lighting or ceiling fan sections at Home Depot or Lowes. Just a guess though.


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Unread 07/11/2009, 04:08 PM   #127
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thanks ma, but i would love a name, or something close to a name, since i just spent around 45 minutes trying to find it at HD. i was completely clueless as to what to even ask for. i tryed to email karlo, since he hasnt been on in a while and probably wont read any pms. common guys, this is all i need and it'll be complete!


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Unread 08/17/2009, 06:25 PM   #128
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Re: DIY 70w Fixture

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Originally posted by karlo
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




For more pictures and progress click here:
My Nano
Karlo,
Do you have any heat issues with a 70w lamp on a tank that size? Thanks.


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Unread 08/19/2009, 04:06 PM   #129
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wow that is a cool DIY and this is a great thread


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Unread 08/19/2009, 09:26 PM   #130
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What skimmer is everyone using in the BC29? Are there any skimmers worth the money that will fit in a 12g Nano-Cube?


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Unread 08/20/2009, 09:59 PM   #131
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Smart idea on the screw down epoxy. Thumbs up!


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Unread 10/03/2009, 09:33 PM   #132
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CHEAP Tunze skimmer cup mod for JBJ 24g

well i got a used Tunze 9002 on RC for 50 bucks. i was hoping to find a modified skimmer cup too on RC since i use the stock hood but i could not find one. New in the tank cup was 35 bucks which was 70% of the skimmer
So…...i decided to get cheap.

i did a intank cup for the skimmer which costed me $8.

here are the parts:-
1 1/2" X 12 " Plastic Extension Tube from Home Depot $2
Avent 9oz baby bottle $5
Sippy cup lid $1
Plastic container cap (i could find one in the house)
Aquarium Silicon (i already had it with me)

tools required:-
Hacksaw blade
1 1/2 inch hole saw

First i cut the Plastic tube to the same length of the tube of the stock skimmer cup with a hacksaw blade.
After cutting the top of the Avent bottle (again with the hacksaw blade) i drilled a 1 1/2" hole in the bottom with a hole saw. i then pushed the tube in the bottle to the same lengths as the stock skimmer. i put some aquarium silicon on the joint of the tube and the bottle.

for the lid i used a (new) lid from my sons sippy cup and then glued a lid from another plastic container to deflect the skimmate.


Here is the pic of it in the scond chamber


close up of the in the tank pic.


Skimmer and Lid


Skimmer with lid


i will soon post some more pictures of the skimmate that is produced after the break in period is complete.


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Unread 10/04/2009, 08:23 AM   #133
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good DIY roneil, I will be tagging along to see how it performs.


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Unread 10/05/2009, 11:01 AM   #134
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it is working like a charm.






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Unread 11/29/2009, 11:36 PM   #135
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I recently modded my 'delux' 10g AGA top with 12 LED lights and 4 fans. Might be worth it for this thread.
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Unread 12/01/2009, 10:40 AM   #136
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BC 29 Tunze cup

This is the one I want to get for my BC29 I just have to get the tunze 9002 first. Hope it helps.
http://shop.mediabaskets.com/Upgrade...9.qscstrfrnt01


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Unread 12/01/2009, 06:09 PM   #137
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DIY AC Fuge???? Help...

ok im starting a 10g LPS nano. i am wanting to get an Aquaclear power filter. Some people have told me to get an ac 110 and mod it into a mini fuge... can any one tell me how to do this, or give me a link to someone who can show me how?

thanks!


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Unread 12/02/2009, 07:18 PM   #138
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Quote:
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ok im starting a 10g LPS nano. i am wanting to get an Aquaclear power filter. Some people have told me to get an ac 110 and mod it into a mini fuge... can any one tell me how to do this, or give me a link to someone who can show me how?

thanks!
Here's a good description:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...t=601201&pp=25

You can do searches for "aquaclear refugium" to see others but they're mostly like this.

Aaron



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Unread 01/22/2010, 09:46 PM   #139
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This thread is great but it would help if all the pics and links still worked


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Unread 03/18/2010, 10:55 AM   #140
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I love the mixing bowl Pendant halide.


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Unread 03/24/2010, 05:38 PM   #141
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Here is a link to an outstanding media basket for the 12 and 28g Nano Cubes


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Unread 04/04/2010, 07:02 AM   #142
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sawdust, love that light. very creative. good job.


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Unread 05/11/2010, 06:15 PM   #143
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ATO:

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Unread 06/15/2010, 12:07 PM   #144
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Some very cool ideas here!


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Unread 07/04/2010, 01:41 AM   #145
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Skimmer:

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Unread 11/06/2010, 07:05 AM   #146
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I've added a post in the DIY forum as well: Fluval edge LED build: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTh77aRSWAQ


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Unread 11/06/2010, 10:38 PM   #147
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what brand of black sand is that?


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Unread 12/08/2010, 07:26 PM   #148
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New Mamo

I am new in nanos. I need to now what type of lights I need for the nano 20X20X15. Also what return pump I need to use. The tank has the fiilter incorpoarted to it. Also how much live rock, sand. I will do a combine fish and few corals.

Please I need advice of the pros.

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Unread 12/19/2010, 10:35 AM   #149
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Does anyone have a really good do it yourself writeup on how to do an in cabinet refugium on a Biocube 29 HQI?
I have seen a few pics of the fuges in the cabinet under the aquarium, but really want to know where and how to drill the holes.


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Unread 01/11/2011, 08:06 AM   #150
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Sawdust, mixing bowl light is awesome. A true DIY masterpiece. Well done.

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