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  1. Yoers

    Desk Tank

    I am planting a new tank for my desk! 1.5 gallons, planted with anubias that has been rooted to a log already. Pearl weed baby tears I believe are planted and wisteria bunched in the background! Still learning and this is my 1st micro tank, so open to suggestions or criticism! I also have a 45 gallon tank meant to be river style tank currently home to tetras and a 5 gallon betta tank supposed to be like a warm creek or pool with light flow. Will post soon!
  2. Howdy folks,In for my first real adventure here, had a false start a couple years ago, but over the last month or two I have gathered gear, some used and some new. I have a 75 Gallon tank used tank (clean) that was already drilled. I have researched for the last month and this is the plumbingI have come up with based on what I have, researched, how it’s already drilled, etc.. Please fact check me and provide any recommendations. Pictures are not for scale, but should give a good idea of fitting type.Sump will be a DIY 20 gallon long, or I might splurge and buy a kit.2x 1” Drain Lines Dra
  3. I'm not sure if there is already a thread like this but I wanted to put together some builds and repairs I've done using a 3d printer and share the 3d models with others as well as a place for others to share their ideas with one another.
  4. First off, I would like to start off by thanking PowderBlue, WingRider62 and Garrett from TPA. I wouldn't have been able to do this without you guys. Today I finally finished setting up my 60 gallon lagoon and connecting it to my main display. ...but where did this all start? About a month ago, I came across WingRider62's 6 bulb T5 fixture on the forum and decided the deal was too sweet that I had to grab it. On the way north, I stopped by TPA and they had this tank sitting in the back of the store. I knew it would fit the light, so I grabbed it too. I got back home and un
  5. So the bulb went out on the little cube that I picked up recently, and i'm at a crossroads of where I want to go with this tank lighting wise. I would like to start with high end zoas, and add sps down the line although that's a ways away as the tank was just established, and I'm monitoring fluctuation as I'm going basics with this tank. (carbon, filter floss, water changes) I really like the hood that's on it currently because it reduces evaporation to almost nothing which is a big deal on a 6 gal tank. So if I do switch out the light it would be best case scenario for it to fit in the curren
  6. Before I spend a ton on materials for the next build, I want to see if anyone is aware of any large acrylic tanks that are used and/or reasonably priced? Leaks, scratches, seams, repairs needed etc.. are no problem, my son and I like to restore tanks anyway looking for 8x4 or larger (any size with 48” or more width). No need for a show tank. Cash in hand.
  7. Has anybody on here ever grown there own phytoplankton before? I just built a phytoplankton growing station and I've got everything all ready except I'm not sure what to use as fertilizer, I keep seeing something named f/2 which is a specific for marine algae fertilizer. I also see people using miracle grow, not something I would do personally as I don't know the exact ingredients, but some reefers on forums say it's bad because of heavy metals, mainly copper. While doing research I found two separate formulas for the f/2 fertilizer that everyone says to use and both contain copper sulfate?!?
  8. So I'm planning on using a bluefish mini WiFi controller with the mean well ldd-h drivers for my 180 build. The highest amperage driver they have is a 1500mA one. And I'd need more like 4500mA for the Royal blue channel alone. So my main question is, can you run more than one ldd-h driver off of one pwm channel signal so I can get a total of 4500mA, the outputs of the drivers won't be connected in anyway. I tried to draw a basic of what I want to do.
  9. Decided to build my own calcium reactor after doing alot of research on them and ended up with this.I was looking a for a good cost effective build and I really liked the look and simplicity of Geo's reef reactors, but for the size I needed, the price was a bit high, especially since they only came with a.c. pumps. So this one will be able to handle systems up to 300 gallons plus another hundred if a secondary reaction chamber is added onto it. My total cost for everything, including tools and solvent cements was $127.89. (Seems like a pretty good price for a D.C. Calc. Reactor)
  10. I'm the living embodiment of a DIYer (chicken coop✅, playground ✅, keeping the house from falling down ✅). I've been really inspired by all the stories on this site and others to take on a new tank setup from the ground up. So I'm looking for a tank that is at least 60 gal (I'm not stuck on this size and am curious about everyone's thoughts on an ideal size) to begin. I'd also love to hear recommendations (and horror stories) that might help guide this spring/summer project. My goal is to build the stand to fit the tank and then add all the equipment and plumbing (slowly
  11. Why A Peristaltic Pump? This is covered in great detail on the internet. In summary: ○ More reliable consistent flow Read more about the official MasterFlex Calcium Reactor thread here. They are spendy, 200-400 dollars. And they are awesome. (hint, if you can spare the reef $$, stop reading this and go get one!) http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2368618 For me personally? I needed to babysit some SPS. I knew that my CR flow would dip and sometimes clog. Rather than risk someone else's coral I
  12. Man, it would be nice. Especially now that APEX showed me how wildly the flow varies off of my MJ1200 feed pump. Flow is in liters per hour. That means I have been ranging from 56 mls/min to 98 mls / minute. I do have to think it would be much more consistent with the peristaltic... Going to be looking for some cheap options as my reef budget will not allow for a good one at this point (400 dollars...)!
  13. I'm interested in setting up a 10g sump under my 29g tank and need some last minute feedback. My main goal since space is so limited is to have a refugium and a filter sock. I doubt I'll have a skimmer as I aim to have a small bioload. How does this look?
  14. Spent the past 2 months setting up and prepping the new tank. Just moved here and once the boxes were unpacked water started filling the tank. Consist of a 40gal breeder, 20gal DIY sump, DIY aqua lifter ATO, 2 550 media reactors, and a LED DIY lighting setup consisting of rapid leds with controller. I plan on sticking to mostly softies, montis, and zoas, Plan on stocking it this week with a clean up crew and maybe a clown pair.
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