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    Ruddybop's 2nd UAS Inspired By Kerry... :)

    So after seeing (((((Kerry's)))))) Marina S15 HOB Filter/Scrubber I decided to make one of my own. This is great for a 10 or 15 Gallon tank and I do have one at work in my office. Thanks for the idea Kerry...

    Here are some pics of my design and light set up for it. I have had it running for about a week now, but there is another scrubber in this tank so it just has a hint of growth.

    The first two are without the light guard on the bubbler

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    Here I have a plastic guard so the algae stays off the bubbler

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    The rest are my light design and cooling fan installation. I found some old exercise mach and used the plastic guard to make a box. Cut it to size in my table saw and glued it together with Weld On 16 for acrylics and other plastics. These smaller computer fans have a tendency to scream pretty loud so I'm using a 9v power supply instead of 12v and the little sucker is spinning nice with just 9 volts.

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    Love that rate of bubbles

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    I like it!! I hope to get mine going soon.
    150G. Reef/Mix
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    40G. Fish/Reef. Algae Scrubbers on ALL my SW
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    10G. SW Hospital/new fish quarantine/pod breeder tank
    6 stage RO/DI system 200 GPD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerry View Post
    I like it!! I hope to get mine going soon.
    Thanks Kerry... All I have left to do is paint the clear HOB black so it keeps the light from glaring in the tank...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaMonica View Post
    Love that rate of bubbles
    That pump I have really puts them out...

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    which pump are you using? im currently using one from wal mart

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    Quote Originally Posted by HeavyTy View Post
    which pump are you using? im currently using one from wal mart
    EcoPlus Commercial Air Pump 5 --$70.47 with tax. 120v 80Watts 4.2 PSI, 3/8" ID Tube size, Single Outlet 88 Liter/min (3.11 CFM)

    It also runs my scrubber in 55G. I have adjusting valves on it so I can control the amount I want.

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    Could it work with a ac500? Is the plastic from this filter is as dark as a AC500?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex leblanc View Post
    Could it work with a ac500? Is the plastic from this filter is as dark as a AC500?
    These Marina HOBs are almost clear. I think Kerry is using a darker plastic filter, but I'm not sure on the success rate he is having.

    Check out Kerry's UAS HOB project....

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex leblanc View Post
    Could it work with a ac500? Is the plastic from this filter is as dark as a AC500?
    I am using a HOB with a slight tint to and the LED performance is just fine.
    150G. Reef/Mix
    125G. 3 Regular Oscars/1 Jack Dempsey
    75G. 20+ Africans
    40G. Fish/Reef. Algae Scrubbers on ALL my SW
    10G. SW Fish/Reef.
    10G. SW Hospital/new fish quarantine/pod breeder tank
    6 stage RO/DI system 200 GPD.

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