Although the name of gamer-modder extraordinaire Ben Heckendorn (Benheck) may not be familiar to many in the aquarium world, today one of our own has made a big move in a similar direction. Although Ben Krasnow (Benkras?) typically posts about general DIY tinkering and crafting projects, today the man really caught our attention by posting no less than three very different and very ingenious DIY projects. How about a DIY fiberoptic water level sensor, a highly accurate water temperature controller or a water pump timer slapped together using a circuit box, popsicle sticks and some duct tape? We may have embelished the materials required for that last project but you get the point. At this rate Benkras will be crafting the LED light fixture of our dreams using parts lying around the house by the end of the year. If you have even one DIY/modder bone n your body you have to visit Ben Krasnow’s blog.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.