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Member Spotlight - October

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Member Spotlight
October 2020
DIY Project


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Member Spotlight:

This month's category is
DIY (Do it Yourself).

We all stumbled across a project for our fish tank from rock-work to fine-tuning something for your tank/sump/light/stand/water change/fish-food/etc.

We love to show them off/hide them to avoid judgment!

Let's highlight your DIY project - good or bad!


PRIZE:
$50 Gift Card to City Pets.
Re-supply, grab a new fish, new coral, or new pet!



Start posting your pictures ASAP to start collecting "
Likes" (y) now.


Start posting your pictures ASAP
1 - The photo must match the category.
2 - Submit ONLY 1 photo.
3 - Contest runs now thru October 20th
4 - Photo with the MOST "Likes" wins.
5 - No copyright infringements! You MUST own the photo.
6 - No photos of someone else's tank.
7 - Members creating multiple accounts to vote for themselves will be disqualified.
 

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Allow me to introduce the Drip Acclimator 2000 with built in bubbler. $10000000 to buy it right now, top of the line guys! Splash guard coming soon....
I've been in the hobby long enough to know not to even ask questions, but just slowly back out. Vaguely, think I've done this and applaud the towel usage.
 

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I've been in the hobby long enough to know not to even ask questions, but just slowly back out. Vaguely, think I've done this and applaud the towel usage.
The fish was breathing hard during the drip and I didn’t have a bubbler handy, thus, this genius invention was born.

If I don’t have a towel when I do stuff in the tank dad gets really mad so I always have it. I think I may invest in a bath mat type thing for right there cause the towels tend to crumple up after you walk on them for a while.
 

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Screenshot_20200503-173227_Chrome.jpg 20200503_171313.jpg Screenshot_20200503-173217_Chrome.jpg Here is our DIY. The stand was built using recycled pallet wood. Each board was individually sanded, painted, sanded again, and stained. The short side was an add-on off the original frame to accommodate a 40gl breeder sump. The top, front, and sides all come off. As for the canopy, the front is removeable. We used paint and stain we had laying around so all together this project cost less than $100 and now we have a custom stand/canopy that compliments the rest of our furniture.
 
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Let me know if this isn't considered diy, but I plumbed my 112, 36, and sump together to make a total 150g set up but allowing to separate certain fish, coral, and lighting while allowing to not have to buy double of everything. Realized I was letting one fall behind in maintenance so combined them to better maintain both. The tank on the right is just a fw that we had before my sw days on a cabinet I built out of 2x4 and some plywood. 20201002_185010.jpg
 

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Custom nem box. Breeder box, cut eggcrate cover and placed live rock on top. Done.


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Let me know if this isn't considered diy, but I plumbed my 112, 36, and sump together to make a total 150g set up but allowing to separate certain fish, coral, and lighting while allowing to not have to buy double of everything. Realized I was letting one fall behind in maintenance so combined them to better maintain both. The tank on the right is just a fw that we had before my sw days on a cabinet I built out of 2x4 and some plywood. 20201002_185010.jpg
That tank on the left looks familiar!
*sniffles* That's my first saltwater tank ever
 
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My DIY LED BARS 48"

Material used;

two (2) 48 inch aluminum angle iron bars, 1 inch
two (2) Lime Green Leds 400 - 750 nm
fifteen(15) Royal Blue Leds 440- 450 nm
three (3 )Hyper Violet Leds 415-425 nm ( livestock safe)
two (20) Infrared Leds 840 -870 nm
two (2) Pink Leds
two (2) Led drivers (cheap on-line)..controlled by 2 mechanical timers

one LED Light Bar consists of 2 infrared leds and 10 royal blue leds
the other led bar a combination of above listed

Project time about 3.5 hrs.

Cost less than $ 50.00 ...and a whole lot of satisfaction...plus corals love it!!! 20201004_140503.jpg
 

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I originally built this filter to remove green hair algae from my display tank when there is a 50 micron filter cartridge installed. It can also be used to remove detritus from your rock work or as a water change pump as seen here. It was super easy to build and now I don't know what I would do without this thing.

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You think with all the activity and cool DIY's over in the other forum that this contest would be seeing more participation. Come on folks, show off your mad skills!
 

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I originally built this filter to remove green hair algae from my display tank when there is a 50 micron filter cartridge installed. It can also be used to remove detritus from your rock work or as a water change pump as seen here. It was super easy to build and now I don't know what I would do without this thing.

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I know I should be focused on your genius filter idea....but all I see is what looks like hundreds of mushrooms! Very nice!
 
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