steelhealr

DIY Library, Nano-Reef's Most Popular DIY's

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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

  1. Aquapod Hood Cooling by Keepher
  2. 120W PC Lighting Mod by keepher

 

Aquarium Canopies

  1. ross76053's Custom 10-Gallon Canopy Plans
     
  2. DSparks DIY MH Canopy 10G
     
  3. Matt Gecko's Making progress, Mini Bow Stand & Canopy

 

Aquarium Design

  1. The Barbe-Hatten Project's Custom In-wall 20L with 20L sump http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...=custom+in-wall
     
  2. Tigahboy's 67g Reef Project
    http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...7g+reef+project
     
  3. NewbieReefer's 1st ReefOne Aquarium, 1st DIY Acrylic Tank
    http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...hl=diy&st=0

 

Aquarium Stands

  1. MattGecko's Making progress, Mini Bow Stand & Canopy http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...c=14526&hl=

 

Auto Topoff Systems

  1. Undertheradar's Battery powered air top-off...$10. http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...p;p=entry
     
  2. GreenUku's Sun Tea Jar Auto Topoff http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...&hl=sun+tea
     
  3. willtel's Air Powered Auto Topoff
    http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=12304

 

Calcium Reactors

  1. Wetworx101's DIY Nano Reef Calcium Reactor http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...c=18001&hl=

 

Chillers

  1. Taekwondodo's Chiller for $60
    http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...&hl=chiller

 

Circulation/Plumbing

  1. Loc-line
    http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...c=61099&hl=
     
  2. Over the wall bulkheadless outflow for NC's
    http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...c=56215&st=

 

Closed Loops

  1. Dhoffroad's closed loop w/ heater chamber (pico size) http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...p;p=entry

 

Lighting

  1. KrackerG's 30" DUAL 70w MH retro conversion http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...c=26375&hl=
     
  2. KrackerG's 20" 70w MH retro conversion http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...c=24893&hl=
     
  3. Dsparks DIY MH Canopy - 10G
    http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...c=27768&hl=
     
  4. Neanderthalman's LED Lighting for a Pico http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...c=57855&hl=
     
  5. jmt's HOW TO: DIY $110 150w MH Pendant - Regent Revisited http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...p;p=entry
  6. Reefriot's DIY 70watt or 150w MH HQI pendant http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...c=16346&hl=

 

Moonlighting

 

1) Sinistards' Cold Cathode Mod

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...p;p=entry

 

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

 

Nano Cube Related

 

1)Web Guy's Sump Jump Guard

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/showthread...mp;pagenumber=1

above link lost during the website upgrade. Complimentary thread:

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...c=72264&st=

 

2)Tigahboy's NC6 Mods

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...p;p=entry

 

3)Shao-lin nano's 24G nanocube

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...=63151&st=0

 

Overflows

 

1) impur's 29gal external overflow and sump DIY - lots of pics

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...c=47937&hl=

 

2) melcolm's Cheap Overflow

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...35200&st=20

 

3) Tigahboy's Overflow Diagrams, Durso, Stockman Standpipe, & External Durso-style overflows

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...=69372&st=0

 

Protein Skimmers

 

1) Undertheradar's Nano Skimmer

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...=58540&st=0

 

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

 

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

 

4) Nico's 24g NC Skimmer

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...=59487&st=0

 

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

 

6) wetworx101's Gotta Crappy Skimmer? Convert it to an eductor style...DIY

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...c=23465&hl=

 

Refugiums

 

1) Physh1's AquaClear 500 HOB

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...=30154&st=0

 

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

 

3) Mainframe562's Nano Cube Refugium

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...p;p=entry

 

Refugium lighting

 

1) Doncb's LED Fuge Light

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...=led+fuge+light

 

2) DHodges34's Nanocustoms Fuge light with pics

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...p;p=entry

 

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.com/forums/index.php?...=35&t=70138

 

Surface skimmers

 

1)Doriftu's cassette skimmer

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...c=50900&hl=

 

2) NanoBob's surface skimmer

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...c=57044&hl=

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=66947

 

3) Stoney Waters 12G, A modded nano (skimmer mod)

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...c=59497&hl=

 

4) fuzzman24's small surface skimmerbox?

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...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.liveaquaria.com/general/compati...ility_chart.cfm

 

2) Marine Depot's chart http://lib1.store.vip.sc5.yahoo.com/lib/ma...mpatibility.GIF

 

Acclimation Protocols

 

Liveaquaria's acclimation http://www.liveaquaria.com/general/general...9&subref=AI

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

TrekBear

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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.com/forums/sho...;thr...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.

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