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Wood Fired Pizza Oven

The Back Story Not interested and just want the build details? A long time (15 years?) ago, I stumbled upon the website their recently released DIY Pompeii oven plan. Within no time I knew that I had to...

555 Based Feeding Timer

The “Calfo” style (a.k.a coast-to-coast) overflow setup that I utilize in my system is super efficient at surface skimming. The surface skimming is so efficient that I must shut down the return pump...

DIY Acrylic Sump

During the planning of my 75 Gallon in-wall reef aquarium, it became increasingly clear that maximizing my sump volume would help to increase the bio-capacity of the entire system. The added water volume created by a...

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