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 02-13-2005, 01:48 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: fl
Posts: 42
Send a message via AIM to noobtank
I suck with DIY projects

Well i dabbled in the DIY department and all i needed to do was make baffles. Silicone kicked my butt and all i did was make a mess. The baffles are drying right now and hopefully i'll finally have my refugium. Just wanted to put my hands down to people who always do everything themselves.
__________________

__________________
noobtank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2005, 02:29 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Park Forest, Il
Posts: 21
It sounds like you got it together though. That all that matters. I'll bet that it looks better than you think.
A refugium won't be seen without a close look. All it takes is to build on your experience for projects to work out.
__________________

__________________
Mad Mech Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2005, 02:57 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Posts: 819
Well, DIY is just a risk that people have to take... depending on their skill. I'll usually DIY if either:

1) I can make the unit for half of the price of what the stores will sell for

or

2) If I can't find a retail unit exactly how I want it

I couldn't find a stand that I liked in any of my LFS, and none that had the front center brace missing to let me put a long tank in. So, I said "eff that" and built my own. IMO looked better than any of the LFS stands, was half the price, and fit every need that I was looking to fill. If your DIY project didn't set you back much, then don't worry about it Especially if it's for usage, not for looks.

(Just be careful when the materials for the DIY cost about the same total as the retail version new)

DIY!!
__________________
~~Rob
RLG2182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2005, 08:57 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posts: 602
Quote:
all i needed to do was make baffles. Silicone kicked my butt

Were you trying to glue acrylic to glass using silicone? Not the strongest of holds, but good enough to hold acrylic baffles to glass in a sump (I hope), because that's what I did to build my sump from an old 10 gallon tank.
__________________
30 gal standard 55 lbs LR, 60 lb live sand, 10 gal sump/refugium. Urchin skimmer, mag7 pump, 3 x 96W PC combination 10,000K/actinic bulb, 2 blue LED moonlights
SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
midiman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
diy, diy project

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








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:02 AM.


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