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05-19-2014, 09:35 AM
First I made me some lights (went with the cheap Chinese leds):


And then the box:


I placed a small pump under the drain pipe, which collects a decent amount of bubbles, all I have to do is move the pump around to adjust the amount. I also included a valve so that I can adjust flow if need be.


There are a few things I want to tweak over time. First off I am replacing those drain pipes with a couple of street elbows so they don't extrude so far. Next I plan on making a rim around the top to catch water and redirect it into my sump in the unlikely event it rises beyond the drains. It will also serve to keep water off of my lights. I would also like to make my lights a little more water-resistant. Finally, I am using a mesh screen right now but have a couple of other ideas that I may try out.

I got a lot of good information from this forum while I was building this, I appreciate all of the effort people have put into helping all of us other DIYers.

p.s. sorry about the sideways pics. I posted this via my phone and don't know how to change that.

05-19-2014, 09:59 AM
Looks good, post the growth pics when you get them.

06-02-2014, 06:14 AM
Here is the growth after two weeks. I didn't see much after week one, other than some light browning. Two days ago I went out of town and there wasn't much on there but when I got home this is what I found. I added strings in there before I left as a test, so that's why there is no growth on them yet. I am still trying to decide exactly what kind of configuration I want to use for a growth platform.

Do you think I should let this grow another week or so before I clean it?




Again, sorry for the sideways pics...

06-02-2014, 05:41 PM
Yes another week.