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Old 12/29/2001, 08:14 AM   #1
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Many DIY Plans & Suppliers

ReefCentral's DIY Page - *Link Broken*

DBW's OzReef DIY page

If you have any plans that you would like to link to our DIY page or a good DIY parts supplier let me know.

Here is the link to search for things on RC - *Link Broken*


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Old 12/29/2001, 01:15 PM   #3
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Thanks for MSC, skimmer and PolySci links. I will get them added ASAP.


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Old 12/29/2001, 08:40 PM   #4
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Here is a supplier for internal overflow boxes. www.wetdryfilter.com - *Link Broken*

Cheapest place I've found for diamond core drill bits
www.ameriglas.com



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Old 12/30/2001, 12:57 PM   #5
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ricpan...Thanks for the links.


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Old 01/03/2002, 10:25 AM   #6
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here is a good place to get decent priced general tools

http://www.harborfreight.com

and In case you dont like radioshack

http://www.hosfelt.com





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Old 01/04/2002, 05:46 AM   #7
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trutu...Thanks for the links.


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Old 01/22/2002, 12:28 PM   #8
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Here are a few that might not have been listed yet.


Chemical source:

http://www.voigtglobal.com

http://www.postapplescientific.com



Plastic Info:

http://www.plasticsmachining.com/

http://www.plasticsmag.com/



Plastic Source/Custom fabrication:

http://www.modernplastics.com/default.htm

http://www.customacrylic.com/



Tools for plastics:

http://www.generalsaw.com

http://www.abbeon.com




Used Lab Equipment (pH meters/stirrers/pumps):

http://labx.com/





General Electronic Stuff:

http://www.electronickits.com

http://www.goldmine-elec.com/

http://www.sciplus.com

http://www.futurlec.com

http://www.meci.com

http://www.allelectronics.com



Magnets:

http://www.wondermagnet.com

http://www.indigo.com




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Old 01/23/2002, 05:47 AM   #9
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Thanks KW for the links and the tip.


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Old 01/30/2002, 04:51 PM   #10
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Whoa..... This should keep me busy for a near life time. Thanks Chris.


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Old 02/10/2002, 10:55 PM   #11
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One to add!

Minwax has an awesome color chart for all their products. Makes finding the right stain color easier.

www.minwax.com


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Old 03/29/2002, 12:07 PM   #12
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How about adding the Beckett webpage?

www.888beckett.com

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Old 04/23/2002, 10:59 AM   #13
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what about adding a reef central page with list of suppliers for very specific items that get requests often on the DIY and general reef discussion page.

like bulkheads
large diameter acrylic tubing by the foot
needle valves

These items tend to get many "where can i get this" posts. I think we'd do ourselves a favor to set up such a suppliers list for commonly requested items.


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Old 04/23/2002, 07:45 PM   #14
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With each vendor listing I try to give a note about them. So many places sell things like bulkheads that it would be a huge database not a list and would be a real job to setup. When someone wants a bulkhead I just send them to [DIY] and there are several places there that sell them. the more specialized things are what need to stand out in the list like diamond drill bits becasue not everyone sells them.


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Old 06/07/2002, 10:06 PM   #15
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For acrylic sheet (odd ends), tools and supplies I've always done well at Tap Plastics:

http://www.tapplastics.com/

For Bay Area folks there is one right off Mowry in Frement that has an odd-n-ends bin where you can get 1/8,3/8, 1/4 and 1/2 clear, blue and black acrylic pieces. 8^) You would be surprised what I've patched and built using said pieces and thick acrylic glue.

PPS Don't forget Toyo 4", 30db, 75 CFS fans from Fry's Electronics for $16 a piece. What a steal.

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Old 08/04/2002, 01:26 AM   #16
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thanks for the help


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Old 09/02/2002, 06:48 PM   #17
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attn all diy's

looking for diamond bits???
Try looking at ceramic tile tools and you might find some better prices! happy hunting


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Old 09/03/2002, 11:13 AM   #18
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For plastic propellers for DIY reeftec clones:

Octura Models, Inc
7351 N Hamlin
Skokie, Illinios 60076
847-674-7351

Model 1250 R ( 50mm Right Handed 2 blade prop) $1.15 each

4.00 $ shipping for orders under 80.00

no minimum order

Won't take visa, so you have to mail them a check or arrange COD


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Old 10/22/2002, 10:27 PM   #19
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R/O D/I

Is there a thread that i could find that could give me some ideas on building a DIY R/O D/I unit? I believe that i can build one cheaper than the cost of a new one. I have an idea on how they work just need some help. Any info would be great.
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Old 01/31/2003, 02:29 PM   #20
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MH ballasts cheap.

http://www.1000bulbs.com/



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Old 02/04/2003, 08:49 AM   #21
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For low cost, quiet fans:

www.alliedelec.com

I believe the most popular model is the 50cfm Orion OA109AP-113TB or the OA109AP-113WB. At $13.50 each, you can't beat them.


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Old 08/30/2003, 03:24 AM   #22
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Glass Grinding Brass tubes

Cheaper alternative to Diamond Bits if you have a lot of holes to drill.

Information here:
http://archive.reefcentral.com/forum...threadid=87270

But found out that Aquatic Ecosystems has them too.

For 1 3/4" search for GB6, see the related items for the powder and clay.


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Old 10/01/2003, 12:57 PM   #23
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PlumbingSupply.com

most common items are just a few cents more than savko. but they have some uncommon fittings that i didn't find at savko.

for example, they carry a 1.5" FipxMip street elbow. just what i needed to fit in 1.5" bulkheads w/o adapters.

www.plumbingsupply.com

they're also fast shippers too


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Old 10/27/2003, 12:57 AM   #24
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nomex for thermal protection

To protect your canopy or spacers from scorching due to the heat generated by your bulbs, try using a strip of nomex between your reflector and canopy/spacer. You can find nomex at McMaster Carr: www.mcmaster.com


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Old 11/12/2003, 12:40 PM   #25
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To ALL:

Here's another DIY website:
http://www.kingvinnie.com/aquaria/diy/


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