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Forum: Do It Yourself 12/23/2007, 12:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,362
Posted By brackishdude
You would use a fitting designed to reduce a pipe...

You would use a fitting designed to reduce a pipe from the larger to the smaller pipe size. They usually have stops on them to prevent over-inserting a piece, but with some sawing and/or dremmeling,...
Forum: Do It Yourself 12/22/2007, 11:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 744
Posted By brackishdude
Do what I did. Use both of your drilled holes as...

Do what I did. Use both of your drilled holes as drains and return over-the-back.

I use a very narrow across-the-back calfo-esque weir. I took out the bulkheads to make the drain holes bigger,...
Forum: Do It Yourself 12/22/2007, 11:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,362
Posted By brackishdude
Brilliant! You'd need to run the smaller...

Brilliant!

You'd need to run the smaller pipe like in the original poster's pic, but with the slit down and using a tee instead of a 90 where the horizontal joins the drain (to allow placement of...
Forum: Do It Yourself 11/15/2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By brackishdude
http://archive.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.p...

http://archive.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=925914
Forum: Do It Yourself 11/15/2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By brackishdude
I always thought it would be cool to connect two...

I always thought it would be cool to connect two bulheads in the bottom of the tank with two 90's and a stretch of clear pvc. put just enough pvc on the in-tank side to rise above the sand. ...
Forum: Do It Yourself 11/13/2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By brackishdude
I had the same idea and even drilled the holes,...

I had the same idea and even drilled the holes, but ended it up with this

http://archive.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=473152&perpage=25&highlight=calfo&pagenumber=2

If you...
Forum: Do It Yourself 11/07/2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,784
Posted By brackishdude
Search for "return manifold". There have been a...

Search for "return manifold". There have been a few threads over the years showing pvc uses.


I use it for my tank. Just buy some black for-plastic spray paint (Krylon fusion or the rustoleum...
Forum: Do It Yourself 11/07/2007, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By brackishdude
I use the intermatic timer and love it. Just...

I use the intermatic timer and love it. Just crank the knob, with variable stoppage time (I have the 0-60 min model).

There was a good discussion here, including pics of my setup
...
Forum: Do It Yourself 10/17/2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By brackishdude
heck, if it's for only a single or...

heck, if it's for only a single or very-infrequent use, why bother with a bulkhead at all? Just set it up on a siphon over the top of the trash can and duct tape the snot out of it.
Forum: Do It Yourself 10/05/2007, 11:09 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 94,917
Posted By brackishdude
I really have been satisfied with my design, and...

I really have been satisfied with my design, and even more satisfied that others appreciate the elegance.

You nailed it in terms of the simplicity, but I also have a heavy hood that needed...
Forum: Do It Yourself 10/03/2007, 11:19 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 94,917
Posted By brackishdude
I made mine out of glass and went narrow, about...

I made mine out of glass and went narrow, about one inch, without bulkheads. See pages 2 and 14 of this thread. I've been real happy.
Forum: Do It Yourself 07/27/2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By brackishdude
Brilliant!! Here's mine ...

Brilliant!!

Here's mine

http://archive.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=925914
Forum: Do It Yourself 04/26/2007, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By brackishdude
here's the gist ...

here's the gist

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/10083IMG_1403a.jpg

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/10083IMG_0365a.jpg
Forum: Do It Yourself 04/26/2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By brackishdude
or my gallery

or my gallery
Forum: Do It Yourself 04/26/2007, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By brackishdude
Your pic is exactly what i did and I'd do it over...

Your pic is exactly what i did and I'd do it over agin in a second. THe shaved-off back-wall with a box on the back is much more elegant but I have a heavy hood and prefered not to reduce the amount...
Forum: Do It Yourself 04/04/2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 520
Posted By brackishdude
A 27" stand is fine if it's most likely to viewed...

A 27" stand is fine if it's most likely to viewed while sitting, next to a couch in a TV room, etc. But if is in a standing area, go tall. You won't regret it.
...
Forum: Do It Yourself 04/01/2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By brackishdude
"Plexiglas G acrylic sheet"

good stuff for sumps, aquariums, etc?
Forum: Do It Yourself 03/27/2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By brackishdude
Thanks a lot!! (sarcasm) All this time I...

Thanks a lot!! (sarcasm) All this time I thought I was reading posts from a hot horny (randy) babe named stacey e. Its a good thing your posts/site are so informative, or I might stop...
Forum: Do It Yourself 03/27/2007, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By brackishdude
http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthrea...

http://www.monsterfishkeepers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52608
Forum: Do It Yourself 03/22/2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By brackishdude
Thanks, everyone. Yes, the...

Thanks, everyone.




Yes, the pumphouse is a separate building and is fed via underground metal pipe, two hots and a neutral (no formal ground). Unknown if the pipe is in continuity with...
Forum: Do It Yourself 03/22/2007, 12:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 583
Posted By brackishdude
electrical subpanel question

This is for my new-to-me swimming pool pumphouse, but I believe addresses a few points applicable to folks running a new subpanel for their reefs. Just replace the word pool with tank everytime you...
Forum: Do It Yourself 03/22/2007, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By brackishdude
Forum: Do It Yourself 03/20/2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 482
Posted By brackishdude
A slip fit will likely leak, if ever so slightly....

A slip fit will likely leak, if ever so slightly. Not a problem unless your pump/electricity go out while you're out and your sump can't handle your tank draining to the bottom of that fitting.
...
Forum: Do It Yourself 03/13/2007, 11:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By brackishdude
DP

DP
Forum: Do It Yourself 03/13/2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By brackishdude
I can never get that to work on account of my...

I can never get that to work on account of my neck blocking the door.
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