The Battery Box Gravity-Fed Refugium: DIY Fun

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by Matt Rogers, Mar 16, 2010.

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  1. Reefaholic727

    Reefaholic727 Flamingo Tongue

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  3. Matt Rogers

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    Actually it drops it off past the skimmer. Near the sump pump.

    I don't see many air-lift tanks out there that would be ideal for pods. There are always pumps and filters somewhere.
     
  4. Reefaholic727

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    true. very cool idea though love the diy im actually in a diy stage right now lol but havent gotten it posted yet
     
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    Cool. Shoot me a PM when you do!
     
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    what are the dimensions of the box and how much water do you think it holds? Depending on the dimensions it might fit my needs as a top-off h2o container.
     
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    Dimensions: 13-7/8" x 7-1/4" x 10-1/2" inside, 16-7/8" x 9-5/8" x 10-7/8" outside

    Attwood Power Guard 27 Battery Box (27 Series) at Blain's Farm & Fleet

    Comes out to around 5.8 gallons - where I have the water level puts it at the 4+ gallons.
     
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    Wow I love it when DIY fabrication works perfectly the first time :) Like, where it's so perfect it'd be hard to replicate it. Very nice, King fish :)

    EDIT: This is =Jwin= actually. My mom left her account signed in. Muahahahahahahaha
     
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    Muahahahahahaha :D

    Looks awesome matt. But you know I already said this ;) Wow you can really tell a difference between the tone my mom uses and the tone I use. Awesome.
     
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    I've seen these battery boxes and for only 1/8" it would easily flex enough to squeeze it in. You could even shave the lid a bit to make it easier. I wouldn't let an 1/8" stop you if it looks good otherwise.