Archive for the ‘DIY’ Category
In browsing the usual social networks, we noticed someone posted a picture of an opened electrical panel, along with a caption stating that years of working with aquariums lead him to develop skills that he would otherwise never attain. This obviously caused us to reflect back on our own experiences, and we pondered what sort [...]
AVAST Marine Works is releasing a newer version of their CS1 DIY cone skimmer kit that will feature a smaller footprint than its predecessor. The smaller footprint, approximately 10″x9″, is achieved by moving the pump directly underneath the skimmer’s body. To help accommodate the pump’s new location, the entire skimmer will be elevated with the [...]
AVAST Marine Works is now offering a very budget-friendly Do-It-Yourself cone skimmer kit for those who want to build a protein skimmer, but don’t have the equipment to fabricate it from scratch. All of the pieces are CNC machined and fit together very easily. Assembly will take a couple of hours and the kit allows [...]
I came a cross this interesting video, where the demonstrator is attaching coral frags to acrylic rods. The idea of attaching frags to acrylic is not a new thing, but what the hobbyist used in the video to balance the coral is rather ingenious. The acrylic rod segment is placed into a vice, not your [...]
It’s been a while since my last update, but here’s some more progress on the house… The builders put the stone on the house and completely finished the brick! I’m still trying to work out the tank details and selling my current setup has been tough. But I’m working on it.
Ok, some more pics of the progress…
Here’s another house update… The brick is almost done and the drywall is on the walls.
Here are a few more photos of the house.
Hey AquaNerd community, I wanted to share my newest adventure with you. A couple of months ago my wife and I started house shopping. We have each lived in various apartments since going off to college and a couple more even after we got married. Tired of moving around and apartment life, we decided it [...]
Protein skimmer modding is such a popular method of increasing a protein skimmer’s performance that even popular manufacturers have taken notice. The goal of the modifications is to increase air intake, make finer bubbles, and get much darker skimmate production. The first modification I would like to discuss is opening up the venturi adapter to [...]