DIY Wavebox Tutorial from start to finish!

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sorry explain exactly what the wavebox is.. excuse my ignorance..
 
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Leslie - basically place a pump in a box (made of acrylic) and it is set on a timer. Can be controlled to pump/suck and create a surge effect exactly as you see it in the ocean.

Check out that vid on the first link to see the effects. Fantastic stuff!
 
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We'll I have a Resun Waver with a broken controller ... hmm AFAIK the Resun wavers is dc pumps, means they can be used like a Tunze. Maybe if I have time in the next 32597 years I'll build a wavebox.
 

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Leslie - basically place a pump in a box (made of acrylic) and it is set on a timer. Can be controlled to pump/suck and create a surge effect exactly as you see it in the ocean.

Check out that vid on the first link to see the effects. Fantastic stuff!
thanks will check the vid out on mon.. my connection is fickle at home...
 
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I just spent loooonnng time reading thru the whole thread at RC. Problem is that the wavebox does not work well on any type of tank. It will differ regarding tank width and length. And 02 boxes next to each other will take up a lot of space
 
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Works well on rectangular tanks, although I have seen them being used in nano's too!

It all depends on the powerhead being used etc.
 

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Very nice, I've seen this before but the box was on the outside of the tank, I can remember reading somewhere that due to the intricate timing and constant switching on and off of the pump, the only pump that could handle this was a Tunze Stream pump and I think it was only a couple of specific models that could do it.
 

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dolp!!!! blocked at work cant watch vid...... bummed
 

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Defiantly something I'll look into on my new setup
 

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pretty cool but i feel sea sick after watching that!!
 

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Leslie - as soon as I can get electronic components.... I would need to have a 555 timer circuit with a variable resistor to control it.. BUT for 24volt! Not 12volt (as the ReSun's are 24volt DC)..... AND - another reason why I am sure it would work, is that it has a fixed shaft PROPELLER and not an impeller (working with a magnet)...
 

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