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    Where to buy Twinstar suction cup?

    Ah ok, sorry I don’t have any like this, I thought it was more like the sort you get with lily pipes. I have a lot of those. Have you tried those suction cups that have that sort of shape and a hook attached. They look very similar and easy to get hold of. You may need to trim it down in...
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    Where to buy Twinstar suction cup?

    If you can give the dimensions of the socket, I may have something suitable.
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    Everything DIY build

    just an update on this, not got much done to be honest, I've done quite a few little niggly jobs that needed doing this week but nothing substantial. my workshop is unheated and flipping freezing at the moment, it's practically impossible to do anything, it's so cold my hands barely move. I'm...
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    Flat Earth society...

    thats quite an improvement, was that just due to the pump change? was just thinking, the longer the tube and the bigger the bubbles from the pump, that should also drag more water up. theres probably a difference to be had with the width of the tube as well. if you hang the air pump from an...
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    Flat Earth society...

    could you have the water collect in a bottle from the outlet. however much you catch in 10sec multiply by 6 then again by 60 to get LPH?
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    Flat Earth society...

    that looks cool, I presume the velocity of the air bubbles pulls the water through and out the pipe to create a bit of flow?
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    Everything DIY build

    they probably do that to keep the unions happy...
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    Everything DIY build

    thats an idea yeah, you could do that with a third pipe or valve at the end of the pipe I suppose, but as you say it would introduce more stuff instead of reduce it. I'm trying to reduce everything down to the bare minimum visually and make it as functional as possible at the same time. thats...
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    Everything DIY build

    Give that man a prize! Yes, that is exactly it. Well part of it. As part of not wanting to have equipment in the tank, I didn’t want to have an air stone so the other option is to move the outlet pipe up to agitate the water. I can’t honestly say I would remember to do this everyday and I’m...
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    Technically my third tank, I guess

    Hey thanks for the shout out. I’m glad to have been one of the ones to ‘inspire’ you to give it a go. Aside from flooding your house and killing a load of innocent little fish, I guess there’s not much that can go wrong in having a play about. Makes sense to raise your lights though, if you...
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    Everything DIY build

    Getting close. I have a design for the lighting, which will be a departure from normal aquarium light fixtures, it will essentially just be a light at the end of the day but will be different. There’s three sets of timers there and a bunch of relays. One is a clock timer with a relay switch...
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    Everything DIY build

    Thanks for the tips. I may still do holes if slots don’t work out. Was thinking that laser cutting would probably get the best finish and might be the way forward if the other ideas don’t work out. Done a little more this evening. Those two actuators need to be controlled by something, so...
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    Everything DIY build

    Some more done. This part is nearly finished. I will explain it all when this part's completed. Might even put a video up if I can find a blank vhs for my camcorder. You may notice there are some strips on the platform. That’s the Ikea chopping board. The fixture I’ve welded up is painted...
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    Everything DIY build

    I have a jig made up to do slots. I was going to do holes but 316 stainless is not easy to drill through and get a nice consistent finish. Probably next week I will have the slots done. I have a nice little bit designed to go with the outflow. Also yet to do, it’s just another one of the many...
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    Everything DIY build

    The only hardware on display will be the inlet/outlet pipes. They’re 316 stainless and quite possibly the hardest bits of pipework on the planet to work with. Due to stainless being nearly impossible to bend cleanly, I had to get the right tool for the job. Since I’ve made nearly everything...
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