Diy hob fuge

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  1. Damsels R Cool

    Damsels R Cool Millepora

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    orginal filter

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    orginal filter

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    filter cover

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    lights it's made by GE and is a 13" cabinet light

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    lights

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    Cut the top

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    Cuting the little pices out

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    Final cut

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    perfict fit

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    lights on

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    dark room with only fuge light on

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    side view

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    timer

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    ditch filter pads

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    FTS tank lights off fuge light on
     
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  3. RHorton

    RHorton Pajama Cardinal

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    Very nice. Good DYI using a hob filter.
     
  4. reefer Bob

    reefer Bob Montipora Digitata

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    Cool, how did you get it to not be to powerful. I used an old filter also and the power was to much. It kept blowing everything around.
     
  5. Damsels R Cool

    Damsels R Cool Millepora

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    what do you mean
     
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    reefer Bob Montipora Digitata

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    The pump is what I meant. Did you slow the flow at all? My filter was a whirl wind inside until I put in a false wall. something to deflect the water.
     
  7. Damsels R Cool

    Damsels R Cool Millepora

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    i have one of those black sponges in the part where water comes from also today i took the plastic from the blue filter pads and used them as a guard so no large objects can come in or go out i'll post pics soon
     
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  9. Damsels R Cool

    Damsels R Cool Millepora

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    here's what i did today i took the blue filter pads and removed the blue stuff and the carbon leaving just the plastic piece.

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    filter pad

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    making the cut

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    almost there

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    this is when i thought a razor blade would work better than a knife and sicssors

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    i was right

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    Carbon removed also


    the edges in the filter only fit in one spot with the groves so i cut the outter edge out

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    the outter edge cut

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    the fit

    notice i left the peices for thr bio wheels there

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    glued the bio wheel peice so the gauard would stay in place

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    cut every other peice for more flow

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    the bio wheel peice


    have to give credit to where credit is due Thank you Cat4wisson
    o doing this also reduced the flow alot so much that i had to cut some of the slots as seen above
     
  10. Cat4wisson

    Cat4wisson Feather Duster

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    No problem, keep us posted on how well the cheto grows and if your pod population increases very much. I have the same filter and even with a fuge have thought about doing the same thing to help out feeding my mandarin.

    Nice mod

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  11. Damsels R Cool

    Damsels R Cool Millepora

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    my pod population is very good as is right now they are starting to get anoying now because they are awayls on the glass
     
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  12. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    if this works... i have the same filter pretty much... and I do want a mandarin... and my tank is older now... I might do this in another month or two...

    so what's the idea with that? you put in some chaeto, dump in a bottle of pods and then they just multiply in the chaeto and overflow out? And they just reproduce in there and that's it?

    I like this idea DR Cool. Following this thread so I'll see any future updates ;)