DIY WetVac

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  1. Clownfish9906

    Clownfish9906

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    hi fellow reefers...

    As you all experience and one stage or another, the dreaded GHA which strikes and leaves the DT in a mess...

    I normally scrub them off with a toothbrush and let the skimmer catch the bits - btw my skimmer catches 100% of the water exiting the overflow box...

    This is dangerous and am sure assists in only spreading the gha...

    The other option is to pull them out, but then they float around the DT...not until now...

    Armed with an old powerhead, piping, filter floss and a peanut butter bottle, the WetVac was born...

    Take a look...let me know what you think...

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  3. Seabass

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    Rather brilliant, patent it.
     
  4. Clownfish9906

    Clownfish9906 Thread Starter

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    Thanks @Seabass...but am sure there are other variations of the same idea...lol

    Just imagine if I could do some R&D and then Patent...wud have more $$$ for my hobby...lol
     
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  5. vincentputter

    vincentputter I love Nayn cat!

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    AWESOME! I want one! It's too bad I don't have the money to steal your Idea and patent It. LOL! You should really try and patent your Idea before It's too late.
     
  6. Wes

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    I rather like the idea, but hands in tank not such a good one, what you could do id maybe have an exteneded hard plastic bit to hold out of the water? Just an idea.
     
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    ...I love it...:thumbup:..going to show Hubby tonight...he HAS to make me one...!!!..:p
     
  8. Clownfish9906

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    hi @Wes - yep, but I always work with my hand in the tank...as I am usually moving stuff. I am working on the idea of a scraper fitted with a vacuum attachement to remove the film algae as it gets scraped off.

    Would be better if the vacuum had enough suction to rip the GHA off! Working on that too!

    Hey @belindamotion...hope to see ur WetVac in action...
     
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  9. EFJ

    EFJ MASA Contributor

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    Hi Clownfish9906 nice idea agree with wes about the hands in the tank but other wise a good idea, room for an updated version:005::thumbup:
     
  10. cclarity

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    Good idea for a largesh tank. I have a 600 cube and one a week I run a pipe into my sump from the DT set up a siphon and run the pipe in the sump through a filter sock.
    Then I can pluck out the GBH without worrying that it will spread.
     
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    Genius!
     
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