Reef Central Online Community

Home Forum Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences View New Posts View Today's Posts

Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Search Reefkeeping ...an online magazine for marine aquarists Support our sponsors and mention Reef Central

Go Back   Reef Central Online Community > Special Interest Group (SIG) Forums > Military Reefers Group
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
Thread Tools
Old 02/23/2017, 11:08 AM   #1
Scuba_Steve
Premium Member
 
Scuba_Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pooler, Ga
Posts: 1,342
My PTSD relief, 20g DIY tank build thread

Hey guys,

Slowly but surely I am starting up a new tank. I am just going to leave my build thread here where I think it belongs.

I have been without a tank for over a year now, and it is tough for me. I have few things that relieve my stress and anxiety more than working on my tank. I am 100% p&t mostly due to tbi/ptsd related stuff.

I am pretty broke as well, but I have access to everything I should need to build things myself. This will be a fairly high tech, but mostly DIY build. It may be slow though, due to fabrication times and saving piece by piece.

Also, I am learning as I am going with acrylic. Ive been to demos, read all the threads, and have woodworking experience. I am building everything out of acrylic! Damn near at least...

Here is the plan!

This will be a 22" half cube with a matching sump. 22"x22"x11"

I will start with some easy sump components, build the sump, then build the display tank. Hopefully this will give me enough practice!

I ordered my acrylic through estreetplastics. Got a great deal. I ordered the pieces precut almost to size, although I will have to trim everything down. Just saves wielding a big piece of acrylic on the tablesaw.

I have a new skimmer already as well. Cheap and effective. SCA-301

I have an old 300w LED fixture, though I will eventually put a DIY LED fixture on when I can afford it.

Base rock arrived yesterday. 10lb of Marcorocks Cut Key Largo, and 8lb of rubble. It was almost exactly enough for free shipping, because thats how I roll! Never had rocks that had a flat side cut off. I am using it as the base under the sand.

Live rock wilk be Tampa Bay Saltwater. Ive already been in contact with them, and they sell the best from what I have read!

That is about it for now. Pictures to come as soon as I get started!

Sent from my LGLS992 using Tapatalk


__________________
40g DIY AIO. DT Size is 27"x18"x17"
SCA-301 skimmer, DIY ATS 4"x4" 1 cube setup, Ocean Revive 120w LED, Quiet One 3000, Jager 150w
TBS Rock
Scuba_Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02/26/2017, 08:59 PM   #2
Scuba_Steve
Premium Member
 
Scuba_Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pooler, Ga
Posts: 1,342
Started trying to master acrylic fabrication. I am still a ways away, though I am comfortable starting my sump next!

This is the splash guard for the Algae Turf Scrubber.






__________________
40g DIY AIO. DT Size is 27"x18"x17"
SCA-301 skimmer, DIY ATS 4"x4" 1 cube setup, Ocean Revive 120w LED, Quiet One 3000, Jager 150w
TBS Rock
Scuba_Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03/05/2017, 03:37 PM   #3
mnk9569
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Mixed
Posts: 18
I am withvya I started using it as a stress relief during down time and it's became a full time hobby good luck


mnk9569 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:21 AM.


TapaTalk Enabled

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2021 Axivo Inc.
Use of this web site is subject to the terms and conditions described in the user agreement.
Reef CentralTM Reef Central, LLC. Copyright 1999-2014
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.3.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.