Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > DIY Projects
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-20-2015, 09:29 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
bgmann12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 420
DIY 10 gallon AIO tank

I have decided to make a small 10 gallon AIO tank that will be like a small grow out/soft coral tank. I plan to make it Zoa and paly dominate. This will be my first diy aquarium modification. My plan is to take a standard 10 gallon and put a divider at one end. Here the water will overflow, go through some mechanical media, flow into the next chamber which will be a refugium, lastly it will flow over the next baffle into the return section where there will be a cobalt maxi jet 900.

I'm trying to make something like this.



Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
bgmann12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 09:31 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
bgmann12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 420
Do any of you guys know how to calculate how much water will flow through the teeth in the overflow.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
bgmann12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 10:12 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Fresh2o's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 11,815
Cool project. Sorry, I can't help with the flow rate through the grate question.
Perhaps you can design it in such a way that the grate/slotted section is a separate piece that is detachable. This way you can customize the number and size of the slots to get the desired flow rate. Just a suggestion.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
I am an ALGAE farmer.
Terms of Service | Community Rules | FresH2O's Planted Tank | Fresh2o's Shrimp Tank
Fresh2o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 11:37 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
coralbandit's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Saratoga,NY
Posts: 5,265
^Sorta like fresh said^
But just drill a hole under teeth so you can place a solid piece that can be raised if needed to control the level in tank you desire.
Reef octopus HOB overflows have something similar...
__________________
Mr.bandit is my YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcS...zPAhmB9QK0UvMA
https://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auct...sp&Coralbandit
^^These are my weekly sales^^ GOT RAMS ???
coralbandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 12:19 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
Community Moderator
 
Fresh2o's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 11,815
Quote:
Originally Posted by coralbandit View Post
^Sorta like fresh said^

But just drill a hole under teeth so you can place a solid piece that can be raised if needed to control the level in tank you desire.

Reef octopus HOB overflows have something similar...


I like that better! Much simpler.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
I am an ALGAE farmer.
Terms of Service | Community Rules | FresH2O's Planted Tank | Fresh2o's Shrimp Tank
Fresh2o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2015, 01:46 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
bgmann12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 420
I was thinking about doing that but didn't know how I wanted to install it. Thanks! I think you guys just solved the problem.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
bgmann12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2015, 11:49 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
bgmann12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 420
Should I make a large fuge or a very small one with a media section?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
bgmann12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2015, 05:33 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
coralbandit's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Saratoga,NY
Posts: 5,265
IMO in such a small space the more for fuge the better,
LR could go in fuge also and act as the base media for BB.
__________________
Mr.bandit is my YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcS...zPAhmB9QK0UvMA
https://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auct...sp&Coralbandit
^^These are my weekly sales^^ GOT RAMS ???
coralbandit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2015, 07:28 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
bgmann12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 420
I was leaning towards the fuge as well. How do y'all recommend cutting 1/4" acrylic?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
bgmann12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2015, 09:28 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
bgmann12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 420
I have finally decided on a layout for the rear chambers on the tank after hours and hours of thinking!!! Here is a google Sketch Up model of the whole thing. the fuge is in the far right and the return is on the far left with the heater in the middle chamber.
__________________

__________________
bgmann12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
10 gallon, diy, gallon, tan, tank

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bill's DIY AIO 10 Gallon - Something out of nothing Billbug68 Nano Reefs 65 05-30-2015 10:20 PM
30 diy aio tank Frankie_Garcia DIY Projects 0 05-06-2014 03:09 PM
DIY 20 gallon aio with stand lovemyfish79 DIY Projects 15 04-24-2014 11:15 AM
10 gallon AIO build Ratrob57 Nano Reefs 0 07-26-2011 01:44 PM
Selling DIY AIO market? duoc9119 DIY Projects 5 04-02-2011 04:07 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.