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3D printing is getting more popular in the past years. And there are quite a few reefers here who have 3D printers at home.

Starting a thread to share some mini projects. My full tank project can be seen here : http://www.sgreefclub.com/forum/topic/142862-my-slice-of-nature-part-3/

 

Comments, feedback & new ideas are welcome.

 

Kicking off with a reactor adapter for Nyos skimmer. Using this with biopellet reactor will ensure all the slime & bacteria from the biopellet reactor goes directly to the skimmer instead of going to the display tank where there may be a risk of causing cyano.

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Assembling it onto the Nyos skimmer inlet

 

 

 

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14 minutes ago, R0B said:

What a great idea! I may use this to make a quick connect fitting for my Roller Mat. I really think that 3D Printing is the perfect accompaniment for reefing hobby. Thanks for sharing.

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Agree. 3D printing brings new capabilities. And drafting the design is part of the fun.

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This is a simple adapter for the Skimz calcium reactor. #supportlocal

 

I found that topping up the calcium reactor to be quite a trouble some process. Often getting bits of rocks around the O-ring, leading to improper seal & leaks.

A funnel is ideal but its hard to find one that fits the 40mm fill hole size. Hence i printed this adapter for this wide mouth funnel (common used for pickling jars).

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3D printed a customized housing for the kalk reactor. This design is easy to access the internal fan/PCB but yet 'seal' against accidental water spills.

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Quick video of the DIY project

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Very innovative idea to come up with such design. :bow:

Display Tank : 48" x 22" x 22" Bean Animal CTC overflow box design, custom built by Aquarium Iwarna.

Sump : 37" x 20" x 18" inspired by Royal Exclusiv Dream box & Trigger Systems Tideline Series sump designs, custom built by Aquarium Iwarna.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Maxspect Jump MJ-GF4K, Jebao SLW-30M & SLW-20M Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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3D printed a customized housing for the kalk reactor. This design is easy to access the internal fan/PCB but yet 'seal' against accidental water spills.
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Oh that one is really good idea. You could make mini version for dosing containers too.

Does anyone know where to pick up some filament during CB as I just finished all of mine? Thanks

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3 minutes ago, R0B said:

Oh that one is really good idea. You could make mini version for dosing containers too.

Does anyone know where to pick up some filament during CB as I just finished all of mine? Thanks

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To reuse back wave pump magnet, to hold flow switch sensor.

Not working for the first print below, because the magnet from the holder will affect the switch operation, which is work under magnetic. 

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Second print work now by keeping the sensor away from the holder.

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2 hours ago, Uask4it said:

To reuse back wave pump magnet, to hold flow switch sensor.

 

Not working for the first print below, because the magnet from the holder will affect the switch operation, which is work under magnetic. 

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Interesting. Didn't know that the external magnet will affect the flow switch till you mentioned it. 

What material are you using?

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A hose holder for water from the various reactors to be positioned right in front of the return pump so that the water goes straight to the display tank instead of re-circulating around the sump/pump & back to the reactor.

Another design is clipped onto a TLF Phosban reactor (for my sulfur reactor effluent). Its done this way as I'd like to visually see the drip rate.

More details in this post/thread 

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Always great to see modern technology being used in simple but wholly effective ways.

Thanks for sharing your experience with 3D printing in reefing!

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Morning reefer, may I know which 3D printer for home use is good ?

and which 3D printer u all using ? Thank you :D

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There are many brands out there. Popular cheaper ones to start with is an Creality Ender3 or Tronxy XY2.

I'm using the Creality Ender3 Pro.

 

Other popular more branded ones are Prusa i3 MK3S or Ultimaker S3. I'm sure other have their opinion on what's good or recommended.

 

 

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Morning SubzeroLt, may I know the price and where can get the Creality Ender3 pro in singapore ? Thank you :idea:

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5 hours ago, nec said:

Morning SubzeroLt, may I know the price and where can get the Creality Ender3 pro in singapore ? Thank you :idea:

Locally, you can find it on Lazada. Should be around $330. Those are mostly resellers & you should not expect much technical support.

 

 

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Some recent 3D prints for fellow reefers :

AquaUV sterilizer holders

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MP40 anemone guard

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Gigantic frag plug extension 

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Back in June, I pasted several zoa polyps on this 3D printed honeycomb frag plugs. Each hexagon bit is held by thin tabs. Easy to cut off with a pen knife.

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Now they have grown & spread out over the entire rack. Its easy to frag the zoa now with minimum risk of damaging the polyps. Particularly good for expensive & sensitive zoanthids.

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