Perky Pets DIY Photo Competition

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  1. Hails

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    Perky Pets has kindly sponsored the prize for this competition. The winner may either choose 2 x LPS corals OR 2 x SPS corals from Perky Pets, which will be shipped to any major airport in South Africa free of charge.


    How to enter:

    Post a picture of your best marine tank related DIY project in this thread.

    Closing date for entries is midnight 2 December 2013. The voting will then commence for the best DIY project :thumbup:
     
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    My entry is this aesthetically pleasing pitch black polymethylmethacrylate sump cover machined from a flat piece of pmma and bent with the use of professional heating equipment (my Creme Brûlée flame thrower). Voila! I have decided to go topless but what was underneath was downright disgusting so I had to cover it up.

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    Here is my DIY LED/T5 hybrid unit
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  5. MarcVanJ

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    how many entries are we aloud :blush:
     
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    As many as you want, but please only One Project per post, so that voting can be done on the posts. :)
     
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    My 1st entry would have to be my Plexiglass DIY frag tank- frag rack...
    Designed myself, cut out with jigsaw & drilled 312 holes with a handdrill without cracking the plexiglass, lol.
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    & the finished product with frags & corals in place!
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  9. Hails

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    @Visser my little eggcrate frag rack has nothing on yours :lol:
     
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    LOL, you gotta start somewhere... I also started out with the "eggcrate" frag rack, but quickly "outfragged" it...:whistling:
     
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    Where are the DIY tank build, overflow silencer, top up system, controller and brine shrimp hatcher pics?
     
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    waiting to complete the tank first
     
  14. JackSplat

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    I think you derserve some kind of price for drilling 312 holes without cracking the plexiglass!
     
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    Lol, that was by far the most daunting diy ive ever done, lol!
    Hours of nerve wrecking holes!


    @dallasg, I think we need to do a little competition specially for you...
    We shall call it the "everyone give dallas a coral for actually getting a tank; livestock ready..." lol
     
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    lets just clarify, i have 1000L's of tank :) but those i dont show
    those that visit see them :)

    as for a thread ready tank, on its way

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    Oh, nice, didnt think we're allowed diy tanks...

    My tank entry would have to be my "tank in a hole" lol.

    My latest tank, the pico with skinny overflow, fitted into a hole in a granite top...

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    The tank inside the granite top. (Rendering)
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    Tanks actually silicone into position
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    Tank with light fitted
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    Drilled holes into the granite top & epoxied light stand into place with extra hole for wires
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    100% diy liverock (with 62 drilled holes for frag plugs) to fit specially into pico with hole drilled on left through plexiglass & skinny overflow glass for vortech mp10

    & finally, the completed tank (as off this weekend) with livestock & mp10 fitted.
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    Lol, I know, I know. Just pulling your leg bud. I still want to view your clam tank someday! (Sounds awesome)
     
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    Here is a PIC of my DIY Skimmers

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    A PIC of my DIY Carbon RX

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    My DIY Dual Chamber Ca RX

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