Difference between revisions of "Reef Aquaria"

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* Two plastic containers from Lowes Hardware
 
* Two plastic containers from Lowes Hardware
  
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= Mark II =
 
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* Added PVC disconnectable unions between the sections
 
* Added PVC disconnectable unions between the sections
 
* Attempted to double size of skim and grow containers by gluing two containers together.
 
* Attempted to double size of skim and grow containers by gluing two containers together.
* Polypropylene doesn't glue. Fresh water test failed after 4 hours.
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** Polypropylene doesn't glue. Fresh water test failed after 4 hours.
 
* Added control valves to regulate sump flow (1/2" CPVC - perfect fit to garden hose!)
 
* Added control valves to regulate sump flow (1/2" CPVC - perfect fit to garden hose!)
  
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* No leaks!
 
* No leaks!
  
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Revision as of 17:54, 22 July 2007

Introduction

In July of 2007, I started investigating reef aquaria.

Mark I

  • 55 Gallon tank
  • PVC overflow 'box'
  • Hagen Aquaclear 802 + garden hose 'sump'
  • Two plastic containers from Lowes Hardware

Reef Mark I.jpg

Reef Mark I Siphon.jpg

Reef Mark I Sump.jpg

Mark II

  • Added PVC disconnectable unions between the sections
  • Attempted to double size of skim and grow containers by gluing two containers together.
    • Polypropylene doesn't glue. Fresh water test failed after 4 hours.
  • Added control valves to regulate sump flow (1/2" CPVC - perfect fit to garden hose!)

Mark III

  • Larger containers from Ikea hold 5 gallons instead of 2!
  • No leaks!

Reef Mark III.jpg