The Five Dumbest Things I’ve Done as an Aquarium Hobbyist

I’ve done my fair share of dumb things, and I thought maybe sharing them with you will help start the healing…or at least help me get half-way to the ten dumbest things I’ve done list. 5) Siphoned gallons of water onto the floor  Don’t pretend like you haven’t done that too. I’ve done this more times than I care to …

Aquarium cooling fan: Aquacool

Aquarium cooling fan: Aquacool This summer, I installed an aquarium cooling fan for my display tank.  When the metal halide lamp warms up, my tank and the area around it really warms up.  The cooling fan in the metal halide light is noisy and insufficient, so I decided to try the Aquacool fan from ZooMed Laboratories. Installing a fan to blow …

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DIY Aquarium Rack for Fish Room: Plumbing

DIY Aquarium Rack for Fish Room: Plumbing This article is part of a series. To start at the beginning of the series, click here: Each tank drains through a one-inch vertical standpipe connected to the bulkhead via a 90-degree elbow joint.  The tanks drain into a two-inch diameter PVC drain-line.    One drain line runs horizontally for each of the …

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DIY Aquarium Rack for Fish Room: Design continued

DIY Aquarium Rack for Fish Room: Design Continued This is a partial view of what the DIY Aquarium rack looks when complete. To protect the wood from water damage, I used a deck stain/paint.  I’m happy with the wood protection, but do wonder a bit about whether or not it is leaching chemicals.  I have not noticed any ill effects yet, …

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DIY Aquarium Rack for Fish Room: Design Continued

DIY Aquarium Rack for Fish Room: Design (continued) This blog post is a continuation of the last entry where I showed you how to build the horizontal shelf for a DIY Aquarium Rack for your fish room. Please note that the horizontal shelf as described in the last post is represented now from the side view in the image to the left in …

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DIY Aquarium Rack for Fish Room: The design

Over the next few blog entries I will walk through the steps for a DIY (Do-IT-Yourself) aquarium rack for a fish room.  This will allow you to use multiple tanks all linked together to a central filtration and circulation system.  It’s a pretty big rack, so you will need some space or even your own fish room.  If you follow the …

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DIY Larvae Snagger

The role of a DIY larvae snagger Here is a question I have heard a few times: Help! I have clownfish laying eggs in my tank. How do I raise the young? Have you ever had this happen to you? The best and easiest thing you can do is take the rock that they laid the eggs on and remove …