DIY Wavebox Tutorial from start to finish!

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  1. Matt

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    Good stuff Matt, now rewrite it and claim it as your own ;)
     
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    sorry explain exactly what the wavebox is.. excuse my ignorance..
     
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    Matt Thread Starter MASA Contributor

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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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    Bloody awsome man!
     
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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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    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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    WOW! Just saw this... NOW I want to do this too!!!! I have plans in my head! :)
     
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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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    i woudlnt do this with a seio - do you guys know how noisy they are on startup?
     
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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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    I am more than sure that the ReSun will handle it fine....
     
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    let us know:lol:
     
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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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    Jacques, there are quite a few DIY electronic kits and variable timers that use the 555 and run off 24v or can switch a 220v relay at Zen Cart!, The Art of E-commerce perhaps look into one of them.
     
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    Thanks Viper... I really appreciate it...
     
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