"Splash Box"

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by wiigelec, Dec 2, 2009.

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  1. Powerman

    Powerman Giant Squid

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    Very nice work...and no I'm not telling you to do anything different. I bought a sump premade. It had a intake chamber/section, but I had a ton of bubbles. Filled the chamber with various stuff. Finally went to a Herbie overflow and no more bubbles.

    Yours has mine beat. Mine was just open top, but I can see yours is a much better design and would eliminate the splash and mess.

    One word of caution. I would not run your carbon in it. Not only would it be quickly plugged up with all the organics from the tank, it will also get beat to death. Carbon is soft and it will just be dissolved with all the beating.
     
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  3. wiigelec

    wiigelec Fire Shrimp

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    Thank you for the kind words!

    Exacly! Amazing how much less noise, and hopefully I get a lot less salt creep than my previous setup.

    Thanks for the tip.

    Well this is about the best action shot I could get but it definitely illustrates the captive nature of the splash box.

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  4. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    And you posted a pic within reasonable time........." now thats what Im talking about" Doesnt it feel awesome to make something and put it to use and it works?



    luna
     
  5. wiigelec

    wiigelec Fire Shrimp

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    My intent is to not anger the PICTURE POLICE ENFORCER ...

    Absolutely!
     
  6. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Very nice design, well thought out and executed
     
  7. wiigelec

    wiigelec Fire Shrimp

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    Had to make a small modification ...

    While submerged the box was airtight and did not allow for air displacement when the overflow drain was restarted, causing the water level in the box to be lower than the level in the surrounding sump as well as various burping and gurgling noises.

    To solve this I drilled four small holes in each corner surrounding the bulkhead to give displaced air a place to escape. Works much better now.