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This is really great @fsamir! I like the use of the honey jars, I have been using urine sample cups as seems to be popular here but I think I would prefer to use honey jars in the future...better connotations! :p
What, it's only a urine jar! I use them all the time :p
 

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This is really great @fsamir! I like the use of the honey jars, I have been using urine sample cups as seems to be popular here but I think I would prefer to use honey jars in the future...better connotations! :p
The 70ml urine containers are also popular here in Australia, but the honey jars provide more water and fit perfectly in small styrofoam boxes.
I have been debating with friends which is better, 1 SPS frag in 70ml or 2 SPS frags in 375ml. Some argue that 2 frags in the same container is a no-go, but my experiments have pointed otherwise, as long as they bounce and touch each other.
 

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Hi everyone,
here goes another design for your appreciation. This time I uploaded 2 molds for cement frag bases, that I have been using for years. They are great for managing Zoas and SPS on highly populated tanks, where corals have to be moved all the time, to prevent coral warfare and improve flow.

I've been working on other shapes and will update the page once they are ready.


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Thought I'd share this case I design to fit a Kamoer peristaltic pump head. It's the same head and motor that's used in the Kamoer FX-STP and only cost about $100 direct from Kamoer on AliExpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1850251733.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.69724c4d5KPuWk (get the 24v, 6 roller design and specificy B16 tubing in the comments).

The controller is a simple design using a TMC2208 stepper driver, driven by an Arduino Nano and powered by a DC-DC buck converter. Right now I've slapped the circuit together on some perfboard but I might put a cheap PCB together and redesign the back casing to include a mount for it.

DEAD SILENT btw.

Video of it in action: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ma6i8Jv65h4HVTBk9


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Thought I'd share this case I design to fit a Kamoer peristaltic pump head. It's the same head and motor that's used in the Kamoer FX-STP and only cost about $100 direct from Kamoer on AliExpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1850251733.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.69724c4d5KPuWk (get the 24v, 6 roller design and specificy B16 tubing in the comments).

The controller is a simple design using a TMC2208 stepper driver, driven by an Arduino Nano and powered by a DC-DC buck converter. Right now I've slapped the circuit together on some perfboard but I might put a cheap PCB together and redesign the back casing to include a mount for it.

DEAD SILENT btw.

Video of it in action: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ma6i8Jv65h4HVTBk9


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Very nice! Very exciting to think of the potential future dosing pump setups people will be coming up!

I think everyone's items are added to the archive now, if anyone sees theirs missing let me know! It's not personal I'm just forgetful.
 

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Thought I'd share this case I design to fit a Kamoer peristaltic pump head. It's the same head and motor that's used in the Kamoer FX-STP and only cost about $100 direct from Kamoer on AliExpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1850251733.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.69724c4d5KPuWk (get the 24v, 6 roller design and specificy B16 tubing in the comments).

The controller is a simple design using a TMC2208 stepper driver, driven by an Arduino Nano and powered by a DC-DC buck converter. Right now I've slapped the circuit together on some perfboard but I might put a cheap PCB together and redesign the back casing to include a mount for it.

DEAD SILENT btw.

Video of it in action: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ma6i8Jv65h4HVTBk9


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Care to share the drive schematics?
 

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Care to share the drive schematics?
It's not the cleanest but here's the schematic and code. You could also use a more common stepper driver like the A4988 but it would be SUPER loud. I actually bought a driver board from Kamoer and it was so loud I couldn't stand to be in the room with it while it was running. Luckily I had a spare TMC2208 from upgrading my printer and it makes all the difference in the world.

I actually just ordered some PCBs to make a plug-and-play board, if they turn out ok I'd be happy to share the files for it.


Code:
#include <AccelStepper.h>
// Define stepper motor connections and motor interface type. Motor interface type must be set to 1 when using a driver:
#define dirPin 3
#define stepPin 4
#define motorInterfaceType 1

const int potPin = A0;

int potSpeed;

AccelStepper stepper = AccelStepper(motorInterfaceType, stepPin, dirPin);

void setup() {
  stepper.setMaxSpeed(4000);
  pinMode(potPin, INPUT);
}

void loop() {
  potSpeed = analogRead(potPin); // Comment out this line for testing fixed speed.
  potSpeed = map(potSpeed, 0, 1023, 0, 4000); // Comment out this line for testing fixed speed.
  //potSpeed = 3000; // For testing fixed speeds, uncomment this line
  stepper.setSpeed(potSpeed);
  stepper.runSpeed();
}
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I've also just uploaded another Dosing Pump enclosure, for Honlite 500ml/liter pumps.

 

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Designed some frag stands because my goby started tipping over my hammers. They are designed for stuff you want to plant in the sand.
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Printed up a couple of these - they work great on clean ceramic frag plugs. They're a tight fit for any plugs with any sort of crud on them though - so size them up a couple percent if that's your use case.
 

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It's not the cleanest but here's the schematic and code. You could also use a more common stepper driver like the A4988 but it would be SUPER loud. I actually bought a driver board from Kamoer and it was so loud I couldn't stand to be in the room with it while it was running. Luckily I had a spare TMC2208 from upgrading my printer and it makes all the difference in the world.

I actually just ordered some PCBs to make a plug-and-play board, if they turn out ok I'd be happy to share the files for it.


Code:
#include <AccelStepper.h>
// Define stepper motor connections and motor interface type. Motor interface type must be set to 1 when using a driver:
#define dirPin 3
#define stepPin 4
#define motorInterfaceType 1

const int potPin = A0;

int potSpeed;

AccelStepper stepper = AccelStepper(motorInterfaceType, stepPin, dirPin);

void setup() {
  stepper.setMaxSpeed(4000);
  pinMode(potPin, INPUT);
}

void loop() {
  potSpeed = analogRead(potPin); // Comment out this line for testing fixed speed.
  potSpeed = map(potSpeed, 0, 1023, 0, 4000); // Comment out this line for testing fixed speed.
  //potSpeed = 3000; // For testing fixed speeds, uncomment this line
  stepper.setSpeed(potSpeed);
  stepper.runSpeed();
}
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How super-loud we talking here? I have a couple of A4988s floating around that I was planning on using - but I'll replace them if necessary.
 

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It's not the cleanest but here's the schematic and code. You could also use a more common stepper driver like the A4988 but it would be SUPER loud. I actually bought a driver board from Kamoer and it was so loud I couldn't stand to be in the room with it while it was running. Luckily I had a spare TMC2208 from upgrading my printer and it makes all the difference in the world.

I actually just ordered some PCBs to make a plug-and-play board, if they turn out ok I'd be happy to share the files for it.


Code:
#include <AccelStepper.h>
// Define stepper motor connections and motor interface type. Motor interface type must be set to 1 when using a driver:
#define dirPin 3
#define stepPin 4
#define motorInterfaceType 1

const int potPin = A0;

int potSpeed;

AccelStepper stepper = AccelStepper(motorInterfaceType, stepPin, dirPin);

void setup() {
  stepper.setMaxSpeed(4000);
  pinMode(potPin, INPUT);
}

void loop() {
  potSpeed = analogRead(potPin); // Comment out this line for testing fixed speed.
  potSpeed = map(potSpeed, 0, 1023, 0, 4000); // Comment out this line for testing fixed speed.
  //potSpeed = 3000; // For testing fixed speeds, uncomment this line
  stepper.setSpeed(potSpeed);
  stepper.runSpeed();
}
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Please if you don't mind.
There is a "S" and "B"option for the motors. Which one did you buy?
 
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How super-loud we talking here? I have a couple of A4988s floating around that I was planning on using - but I'll replace them if necessary.
A4988 can be pretty 'loud' (up to the hear of the beholder and where they are in the room), but if you want near silent operation and 'smoother' control, move onto TCM drivers. Even if you went to DRV8825, it would be MUCH quieter than A4988s.
 
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How super-loud we talking here? I have a couple of A4988s floating around that I was planning on using - but I'll replace them if necessary.
Like I couldn't be in the same room with them and was planning to build a noise proof box before switching drivers. I had originally bought the A4988 drivers for a different peristaltic project but they're gonna spend the rest of their lives at the bottom of a drawer. It's worth the 8 bucks to swap to a TMC driver.

Please if you don't mind.
There is a "S" and "B"option for the motors. Which one did you buy?
The B version. S or for silicon, B is for Pharmamed tubing, much more robust. Select the 24V B, 6 Roller version. Specify in the order comments that you want the B16 tubing size (3.2mm x 6.4mm)
 

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Hi everyone,
here goes another design for your appreciation. This time I uploaded 2 molds for cement frag bases, that I have been using for years. They are great for managing Zoas and SPS on highly populated tanks, where corals have to be moved all the time, to prevent coral warfare and improve flow.

I've been working on other shapes and will update the page once they are ready.


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What kind of reef save cement are you using ?
 

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What kind of reef save cement are you using ?
Hey Palluk33, when i checked this, his direct recipe was on the thingiverse page in the summary section, but looks like the site is having some issues today, so i cannot confirm.

I have used hydralic / water-stop quickrete. Dries fast, and has no effect on water params once its dried.
 

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Hey Palluk33, when i checked this, his direct recipe was on the thingiverse page in the summary section, but looks like the site is having some issues today, so i cannot confirm.

I have used hydralic / water-stop quickrete. Dries fast, and has no effect on water params once its dried.
Hey Palluk33, when i checked this, his direct recipe was on the thingiverse page in the summary section, but looks like the site is having some issues today, so i cannot confirm.

I have used hydralic / water-stop quickrete. Dries fast, and has no effect on water params once its dried.
Thanks man I just print your design looks pretty good I like it

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@Palluk33 ,
that is awesome! I am glad someone else found it useful :)


In case people still can't see the instruction in Thingiverse, I use a mix of 50% Stonefix and 50% Aragonite sand, with a bit of water. This is handy because Stonefix is ready to use, after only a couple of hours.
I've also used Portland Cement, White cement and hydraulic cement and they all work, as expect. We just have to respect curing time of the cement of choice.
 

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