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Hi..I thought I would put together a list of Nano-Reef.com's most popular and useful DIY post's. I thought it would make it easier for all of use instead of having to go back and research over and over. If you know of any great links, ie, submissions by our members of a DIY project that you thought was clear, concise and used good pictures and/or diagrams, post it here or PM me and I'll edit it in. Thanks. Feel free to critique. The order of listing has no implications. As always, ..the fine print.

DIY Library Threads

Aquapod Related
Aquarium Canopies
Aquarium Design
Aquarium Stands
Auto Topoff Systems
Calcium Reactors
Chillers
Circulation/Plumbing
Closed Loops
Lighting
Moonlighting

1) Sinistards' Cold Cathode Mod
http://www.nano-reef...?...p;p=

2) Fishhead's Diy Moonlights With Pics http://www.nano-reef...?...p;p=

Nano Cube Related

1)Web Guy's Sump Jump Guard
http://www.nano-reef...mp;pagenumber=1
above link lost during the website upgrade. Complimentary thread:
http://www.nano-reef...?...c=72264&st=

2)Tigahboy's NC6 Mods
http://www.nano-reef...?...p;p=

3)Shao-lin nano's 24G nanocube
http://www.nano-reef...?...=63151&st=0

Overflows

1) impur's 29gal external overflow and sump DIY - lots of pics
http://www.nano-reef...?...c=47937&hl=

2) melcolm's Cheap Overflow
http://www.nano-reef...?...35200&st=20

3) Tigahboy's Overflow Diagrams, Durso, Stockman Standpipe, & External Durso-style overflows
http://www.nano-reef...?...=69372&st=0

Protein Skimmers

1) Undertheradar's Nano Skimmer
http://www.nano-reef...?...=58540&st=0

2) Code Toad's Smallest protein skimmer http://www.nano-reef...?...=30941&st=0

3) Reefer_Buddha's Nanomora Protein Skimmer http://www.nano-reef...?...=22469&st=0

4) Nico's 24g NC Skimmer
http://www.nano-reef...?...=59487&st=0

5) Davidd's Xtreme Billyblanco Skimmer http://www.nano-reef...?...p;p=

6) wetworx101's Gotta Crappy Skimmer? Convert it to an eductor style...DIY
http://www.nano-reef...?...c=23465&hl=

Refugiums

1) Physh1's AquaClear 500 HOB
http://www.nano-reef...?...=30154&st=0

2) Epictankhere's Aquaclear 110(500) Fuge For Eclipse 12 Project http://www.nano-reef...?...=52245&st=0

3) Mainframe562's Nano Cube Refugium
http://www.nano-reef...?...p;p=

Refugium lighting

1) Doncb's LED Fuge Light
http://www.nano-reef...=led fuge light

2) DHodges34's Nanocustoms Fuge light with pics
http://www.nano-reef...?...p;p=

3) Steelhealr's post documenting Matt Gecko, Trumph, Shao-Lin Nano, diverkk and Bobalouy's 24G refugium lighting titled Easy Refugium Fuge Light for the Nano Cube, Illustrated for Newcomers Options
http://www.nano-reef...?...=35&t=70138

Surface skimmers

1)Doriftu's cassette skimmer
http://www.nano-reef...?...c=50900&hl=

2) NanoBob's surface skimmer
http://www.nano-reef...?...c=57044&hl=
http://www.nano-reef...showtopic=66947

3) Stoney Waters 12G, A modded nano (skimmer mod)
http://www.nano-reef...?...c=59497&hl=

4) fuzzman24's small surface skimmerbox?
http://www.nano-reef...?...c=14508&hl=

Related and Helpful DIY Sites

lgreen had a good suggestion to list a few other related sites that provide DIY assistance that is usual to us here at NR.

1) Melev's Reef http://www.melevsreef.com/

2) Garf's Site http://www.garf.org/

Reference Section

Compatibility Charts

1)Liveaquaria.com's chart http://www.liveaquar...ility_chart.cfm

2) Marine Depot's chart http://lib1.store.vi...mpatibility.GIF

Acclimation Protocols

Liveaquaria's acclimation http://www.liveaquar...l...9&subref=AI

Edited by steelhealr, 16 May 2008 - 04:02 AM.


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Moving along. SH

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Done..added ..keep it going. SH

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Adding more. SH

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I like those threads where people add baffles to the tank to make an 'in-tank sump'. I have one, but I dont want to toot my own horn...others have some nice ones as well.

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well this was a first, untill this it was never done before...http://www.nano-reef...&threadid=48267...BTW this is for sale in the classified section...


and this gave me the idea for my overflow...http://www.nano-reef...&threadid=35200

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great thread steel!

i am glad somebody finally did this!

you also might add jmt's reagent 150w metal halide pendent

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some people's sump designs would b good for people who want to change their existing glass tanks to sumps. =)

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Originally posted by g0tfish
some people's sump designs would b good for people who want to change their existing glass tanks to sumps. =)



yep. does melevesreef.com count?

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Tooting is OK...lgreen..can you find that pendant link? SH

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http://www.nano-reef...ighlight=regent

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Lgreen...added....couldn't find meleves reef .com SH

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Auto Topoff Systems

1) Undertheradar's Battery powered air top-off...$10. http://www.nano-reef...;threadid=48267

Closed Loops

1) Dhoffroad's closed loop w/ heater chamber (pico size) http://www.nano-reef...;threadid=48267

These are the same link. HTH

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http://www.melevsreef.com/

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Hey lgreen....I added that site and another. It was a good suggestion to put it here. SH

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great thread man!!!! tanks....I mean THANKS

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No problem...just kicking in. SH

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Like rmulet said
Auto Topoff Systems
1) Undertheradar's Battery powered air top-off...$10.

is going to the wrong hyperlink, it is pointint to the link for

Closed Loops
1) Dhoffroad's closed loop w/ heater chamber (pico size)

Great thread though.

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Sweet thread. Thanks a lot.

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Oops....corrected that hyperlink. Thanks. SH

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The moderators should STICKY this thread

And tell that dumb tard you got fish tanks to build!

curvilinear II_the Pico.Reef < . . .
NC6 nano.reef < . . .
NC24 dart_frog_viv - 2.3.2 Ventrimaculatus < . . .
0.5G zer0-edge FW pico < . . .
curvilinear I_FW.pico < . . .

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Thanks Rick....tried to alphabetize and added a few more links. SH

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You're DA' BOMB! Steelhealr!

This is wonderful! A onestop shop to refer newbs to, great job as usual too!

Just had to give you a bump up for the great work!
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As always, sensei, thank you. It amazes me at the ingenuity and hard work some people put into their tank and then, without hesitation, share it with others. I wanted to make it easier for them to find these (me too). SH

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Dude,
"well this was a first, untill this it was never done before...http://www.nano-reef...did=48267...BTW this is for sale in the classified section..."
Penetar aquatics, aka life gaurd, wisper, Tetra, and many many more manufacturers have been making inline heaters for YEARS and YEARS.
;)
Thats was a good DIY version though.