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Unread 02/09/2011, 09:26 PM   #876
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the guts all zip tied to the heatsink
can you explain all that is used here??
i would love to borrow your idea, but i need a little background and a parts list...

PLEASE!!!


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Unread 02/09/2011, 10:11 PM   #877
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oh man these are all priceless, i wish i hadn't thrown out some of mine or at least had some pics of them to post up


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Unread 02/09/2011, 11:49 PM   #878
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can you explain all that is used here??
i would love to borrow your idea, but i need a little background and a parts list...

PLEASE!!!
the 9v walwart was taken apart so i could solder the 110v to it. it is used to power the cooling fan on the back. and the driver is just a normal meanwell..no dimming...just on/off this is a very basic set up...but it works!

you gota make shure that the heat sink will fit in just right for all this to sit on top of it and still fit in the housing...

cost....i paid like $210 for a 24 led kit from rapidled.com to build my first led...then i took that one apart to build 2 of these. yep that means i have 4 white leds laying around yet...i may build another one of these when i get another driver and some more blues. i had the heat sinks from an old 70w single end halide ballast i had laying around. fans where cheep...housing where $10 each for the whole light...all i needed was the housing and glass with frame.


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PLEASE DONT USE GREAT STUFF (THE YELLOW STUFF) IN YOUR TANK........USE POND FOAM (THE BLACK STUFF).. I BEG YOU!

Great stuff====$5 a can
24-48 hour cure
Epoxy to cover it====little as $5 for small projects or up to $100+ for larger projects
and another 24-48 hour cure
I hope you covered it well cuz if you didnt it will start to break down in a few months
sand is another added cost to cover up the yellow.

Pond foams====$9-$15 a can
24-48 hour cure
DONE! You can cover it with sand if you want to (YOU DONT HAVE TO) though but thats added cost again

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Unread 02/10/2011, 08:40 AM   #879
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So I am only on page 10 crackin' up but I had to post this.

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What does it mean when a man has a turkey baster full of phytoplankton in one hand and a fishing pole in the other… He loves FISH!

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Unread 02/10/2011, 09:18 AM   #880
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I can tell Your a rich reefer!
My living room looks like this periodically. My wife hates me for it, but I don't litter the floor with money like you. Lol.
I'm sure if I did that, it would be gone, and she wouldn't care as much


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Unread 02/10/2011, 10:08 AM   #881
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Very nice. Some points of interest.

1: Makin' it rain in there, i.e. droppin' bills.

2: Well organized plumbing supplies

3: neat stack of zipties

4: neatly bundled cords so as to avoid any tripping

5: supplemental lighting using high quality metal reflectors.

6: towel at the ready to clean up any spills.


A well thought out and properly executed fish room. Well done sir.


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Unread 02/10/2011, 10:34 AM   #882
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I lol'd at ^^^^^^^^^^^^


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Unread 02/10/2011, 11:49 AM   #883
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Very nice. Some points of interest.

1: Makin' it rain in there, i.e. droppin' bills.

2: Well organized plumbing supplies

3: neat stack of zipties

4: neatly bundled cords so as to avoid any tripping

5: supplemental lighting using high quality metal reflectors.

6: towel at the ready to clean up any spills.


A well thought out and properly executed fish room. Well done sir.
Josh, too funny man. How about the HOB skimmer that is now an "in tank" skimmer. Genius I know. (Couldn't find a way to hang it on the tub) If i could catch a photo of my wife's face when she walks past that room I would post it. Anyway, love this thread with the only complaint being that it is taking me all day to get to page 36. Keep them coming reefers.


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Unread 02/12/2011, 08:13 AM   #884
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Here is my contribution.
Wife was tired of test tubes laying around.




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Unread 02/12/2011, 11:52 AM   #885
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gravity316 -- great idea, god knows I got enough spare egg crate pieces floating around, I may need to fab one of those up.


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Unread 02/12/2011, 12:01 PM   #886
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this is 36 pages of pure genius


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Unread 02/13/2011, 11:40 PM   #887
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this is 36 pages of pure genius
i second that haha


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Unread 02/19/2011, 11:53 PM   #888
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Unread 02/22/2011, 04:10 PM   #889
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from left to right. Whte PVC--homemade denitrator coil. output of denitrator dripping in front of skimmer. Output of skimmer passing through hole in sump. Sump raised on 2X4's to get level of rubbermaid tub better. Not pictured, output of skimmer goes to gallon milk jug.

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stand extender to go from 55 to 70.
HOB intake holding tube for denitrator intake

screws holding light onto canopy.
canopy is cut down 2x4s (hand held circular saw cut) cut to fit other setup.
light is held up by old glass that doesnt fit this tank

phurst, test it on one, I had the concave crystalline leds.

edit: almost forgot--the ghetto sand, rock and CUC are from the beach.
LOL... that blue "Rubbermaid" tub looks like a "Kitty Litter" box. I've seen those before. Added bonus is the breather holes where the old handle was. Is this used for the emergency overflow? Hahaha


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Unread 02/23/2011, 03:04 PM   #890
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I would like to make a contribution from Italy of Ghetto rig.


Refugium inside the Sump with Chaetomorpha.







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Unread 02/23/2011, 03:36 PM   #891
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Here is my topoff...
First a trash can


Glass top



Finished product



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Unread 02/23/2011, 04:04 PM   #892
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Here is my contribution.
Wife was tired of test tubes laying around.

That is ghetto-genius. I was getting p'd about my tubes rolling around too. I'll have to make one of those!


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Unread 02/23/2011, 04:07 PM   #893
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this is genius! lol


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Unread 02/23/2011, 06:44 PM   #894
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this is genius! lol
Agreed as I just made a ATO out of a bucket but know I am trying to find a way to hide it before my wife starts complaining about the bucket.....thanks for saving me!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO


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Unread 02/23/2011, 06:58 PM   #895
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I would like to make a contribution from Italy of Ghetto rig.


Refugium inside the Sump with Chaetomorpha.





you COULD save a tiny bit of energy by just putting one of your drain hoses into that bucket... kills 2 birds with one stone. less pumps to clean too


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Unread 02/24/2011, 02:10 AM   #896
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Here is my topoff...
First a trash can


Glass top



Finished product
Genius my friend.... GENIUS


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Unread 02/24/2011, 02:53 AM   #897
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My skimmer is made from waste and some leftover PVC elbow and a T
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Unread 02/24/2011, 06:22 AM   #898
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I would like to make a contribution from Italy of Ghetto rig.


Refugium inside the Sump with Chaetomorpha.




Sweet. I wish I had a bigger sump right about now.


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Unread 02/24/2011, 06:25 AM   #899
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Glass top



Finished product
OMG, I hope my wife doesn't see that! LOL That is absolutly brilliant. Ghetto with a touch of class. Well done.


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Unread 02/24/2011, 12:47 PM   #900
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you COULD save a tiny bit of energy by just putting one of your drain hoses into that bucket... kills 2 birds with one stone. less pumps to clean too
good idea, this night i try to put inside the "refugium" the plumbing returning in the sump by the chiller... In Italy this proverb is said: Catch two pigeons with one bean.... ha ha i've tried to use google translator but the result was kill 2 birds with one shot... but the meaning is the same. Ghetto Rig Filosofy!!!


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