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    Re: Now designing the Santa Monica 25 nano scrubber

    Here is the rough idea for the 25. Is all black acrylic, except for clear windows on both sides of the light.


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    Re: Now designing the Santa Monica 25 nano scrubber

    Did a little refining on the tubing sizes; looks like they will be 1/2" ID. But I think the feed tube can be 3/8.

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    Re: Now designing the Santa Monica 25 nano scrubber

    I've been lurking for a couple of weeks now and have really developed an interest in building something like this unit. The light is my biggest hurdle, at the moment. I can't find anything I like that will package the way your design intends. Mind if I ask what you're planning to use?

    Eric

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    Re: Now designing the Santa Monica 25 nano scrubber

    any idea when this will be ready? I would be willing to be a test subejet also if you need someone to test, I'll pay full price for the thing

    I was thinking of one kinda like this for my 10 gallon to day that would sit over the area my HOB filters are now.

    but the light source I'm stumbling one on cause i dont want it wide,

    would this work ?

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_90966-75774-017 ... t%20lights

    I jsut can't find a Control for it with buying a $20 light fixture :roll:

    ideas ?

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    Re: Now designing the Santa Monica 25 nano scrubber

    oh and for mine i was thinking about a small overflow box in the tank and just set the pump in the bottom of the over flow box some how? can use sucktion cups to hold the overflow to the tank !!

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    Re: Now designing the Santa Monica 25 nano scrubber

    That light won't fit into the size box I posted, but it is a similar (stronger) type. If by "control" you mean ballast, you just have to search the web for ballasts. Fulham.com has a lot.

    The "pump in the box stuck with suction cups" is not somthing I'd do. Too many things to fail. I'm recomending that the pump go in the tank; it can be suction cupped up high, near the waterline, where it won't be too visible. This way, if the cups let go, nothing happens. Also, there is no siphon to fail.

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    Re: Now designing: The Santa Monica 25 Nano Scrubber

    Here is the box design:

    full size: http://www.radio-media.com/fish/25.jpg

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    Re: Now designing: The Santa Monica 25 Nano Scrubber

    Finally got a finished acrylic box to work with:















    Did a flow test:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4HJilDbX10

    Then did a melt test; put the bulb in, and let it set with no water flow for a half hour. No acrylic softening. Then, poured boiling water into the compartments; still ok...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar82ZM8W_y8

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    Re: Now designing: The Santa Monica 25 Nano Scrubber

    Very interesting design. Thinking of that for my kids tank.
    Do you have a good estimate on flow required yet?
    Your drawing has XXX.
    Your basic 7" x 2 x 35 gph/in = 490 GPH, but it is single sided.

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