3d Printed Aquarium Parts Archive Thread

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With all the different things being made and shared in the 3d printing world it can be really hard to find what is even available to us reefers. To help remedy that I thought I'd start an archive thread of all the 3d printed freely available parts I am able to find.

This is only for parts that free to download and print, they do not necessarily allow for Commercial sales of the items though. You need to check the license or contact the creators if you want to sell a printed object they designed unless otherwise stated in the license agreement.

If you have any of your own parts or parts you have found that are free for personal use reply to this thread and I will add them to the list! If you're a part creator who also sells their printed material here on R2R I can link your sale thread with the part. My only request is that it be a part is also free for download to be included in this list.

I have categorized the products available by theme or specific tank or accessory they are for:
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Part Title - Creator - (successfully printed) - (build thread, instructions)
Aquarium Controllers:
Biofiltration:
Breeding:
Cleaning:
Cooling:
Decoration/Rocks:
Dosing/top off:
Feeding:
Filtration:
Fragging:
Equipment Mounts:

Heaters:
Lighting:
Logos / Badges:
Overflows:
Powerheads/flow:
Protein Skimmers:
Sensor Mounts:
Sumps:
Testing:

Tools:
Tank specific parts:
Further Resources:

Disclaimer!
I do not own the parts listed in this thread unless my username follows after the part link. These are all files shared freely under the Creative Commons Attribute, or Creative Commons Share-a-like licenses. These licenses allow you print your own copy of the parts linked but do not allow you to sell said parts unless they mention otherwise or give you express permission to do so.​
I am not endorsing any of the parts listed either for the suitability to print or use on the aquarium. Print at your own risk! If you do find one of the linked parts is not a good print or worth our time let me know and we can remove it!​
 
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This list is no way exhaustive or all the parts, but if you know of any good stuff that's available to the public let me know and I will add it to the list! I have not finished adding any of my favorite parts I found or any of the things I have made myself. I will keep updating the OP as I find more parts. I would love everyone's feedback on the organization as well.

Here's a collection of the items I have hand selected from the list with images:

coral_frag_rack.jpg
Coral Frag Rack by Zephrant

Bulkhead Nut Tool.jpg
Bulkhead Nut Tool by Zephrant

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Ecotech Vortech Mp40 Guard by MaxGessi

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Test Tube Drying Rack by @alexjoha

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DIY Protein Skimmer Swabbie / Neck Cleaner by @MaccaPopEye

sisterlimonpot_dosing_line.jpg

1/4" hose line holder by @Sisterlimonpot
 
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I have also printed the seashore feeder with frag rack and It looks great...Just setting up a new tank but i don't see what it wouldn't work perfectly.
 
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I love that someone is actually creating an archive because it can take hours to go though the individual threads...
Thanks for telling me which ones you have printed successfully! I have added a check mark to any that I printed with success and the ones you have mentioned so far! I also added the skimmer and look forward to hearing how it goes. Have you seen instructions for it somewhere else? The thingiverse description is pretty spartan.
 
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Great work!

Sins i like your tread so much i decides to add some more to my thingiverse account.
Hers a list of a few more:

Ecotech Radion XR30Pro Power Brick Holder

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3642624

Neptune Systems PMUP Stand with Sensor

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3642666

Test Tube Drying Rack

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3642693

Vacuum Pump Attachment

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3642754
Thanks Alex! I will make sure these get into the archive!
 

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This list is no way exhaustive or all the parts, but if you know of any good stuff that's available to the public let me know and I will add it to the list! I have not finished adding any of my favorite parts I found or any of the things I have made myself. I will keep updating the OP as I find more parts. I would love everyone's feedback on the organization as well.
Love it mate, well done.

Feel free to add another 2 of mine:
1) Skimmer neck cleaner (for Deltec SC1350 - the file does need an update with a stronger coupling which I will hopefully get to soon) - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3041567

2) 3D printed Donovan's Nitrate destroyer (sized to fit 80mm Aus PVC pipe) - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2937243
 
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Love it mate, well done.

Feel free to add another 2 of mine:
1) Skimmer neck cleaner (for Deltec SC1350 - the file does need an update with a stronger coupling which I will hopefully get to soon) - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3041567

2) 3D printed Donovan's Nitrate destroyer (sized to fit 80mm Aus PVC pipe) - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2937243
Thanks MaccaPopEye! I was curious about the knitting square material you have on the skimmer swabbie, is it just a nice source of soft flexible nylon? I often see it used for algae scrubbers but I wasn't sure if it's surface area was desired for this application or if it's just it's flexibility.

Will be adding both of these to the archive shortly! Thanks for linking you build thread in the description on thingiverse! It's great to be able to follow the discussions and evolutions on specific models.
 

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Thanks MaccaPopEye! I was curious about the knitting square material you have on the skimmer swabbie, is it just a nice source of soft flexible nylon? I often see it used for algae scrubbers but I wasn't sure if it's surface area was desired for this application or if it's just it's flexibility.

Will be adding both of these to the archive shortly! Thanks for linking you build thread in the description on thingiverse! It's great to be able to follow the discussions and evolutions on specific models.
Yeah the mesh is just readily available and a nice flexible plastic. The guy I got the idea off of (Fish of Hex) used it as well and I had some left over from my DIY algae scrubber that I used to use.

It does work well to clean the neck but the holes of the mesh get filled with skimmate quickly and they are a bit hard to clean out (they don't actually need to be clean though).

When I get around to making V2 I will be making a stronger coupling and will also see if I can use some kind of glass cleaning squeegee instead . The current version does work fine if you have a wet skim, but my skimmate is so dry that it is essentially a paste and the coupling ends up snapping after a few weeks of struggling to clean it :p
 

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