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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 …

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Reef Aquarium Lighting

Reef Aquarium Lighting One of the most common questions I hear from new saltwater aquarium hobbyists about reef aquarium lighting is, “How much light do I need? Is there a minimum wattage I should consider to keep coral in a reef tank?” I have heard aquarists offer up the advice that to keep coral, they should have between 2 and …

Reef Aquarium Lighting: Color Temperature Experiment Results

Reef Aquarium Lighting: Color Temperature Results  This experiment in reef aquarium lighting was a visual, subjective exercise.  Rather than ramble on describing the differences between the combinations, I will let the pictures do the talking.  You can enlarge any of the pictures by clicking the thumbnail and viewing the full-sized image page.  The intent of this post is to report …