3D Printed Protein Skimmer!

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (DIY)' started by TangsRLife, Sep 3, 2018.

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  1. TangsRLife

    TangsRLife Active Member

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    So I just finished my video detailing my DIY 3D printed protein skimmer, check it out I would greatly appreciate it!!

     
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  2. Crabs McJones

    Crabs McJones Millepora Maniac Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Hospitality Award

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    That's pretty sweet. The things you can print these days is amazing. @Brew12 check this out!
     
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    Mike1995 Well-Known Member R2R Secret Santa

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    Would you be able to make another one?
    :) It's super cool! I'd pay like $200-300 for it
     
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  4. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    That actually is pretty amazing! I bet @TheEngineer would appreciate it too!
     
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    That’s cool! That’s ABS you printed with?
     
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    Man..i hope at least your rock is real and not 3rd printed. Amazing and well done. Really impressive
     
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    That is cool
     
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    Dude this is amazing. This is how companies start with prototypes and experimentation.
     
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    Fun project.:)
     
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    Added a poll! Nice job!
     
  11. dantimdad

    dantimdad Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    Awesome job!

    Keep up the good work.
     
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  12. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    This is rad, bro! Very cool!
     
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    wouldn't be practical for me personally but still very cool !
     
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    Possibilities are almost endless with 3D printing... nice work.
     
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    Dom Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    My concern would be chemicals leeching from the 3D printing material.
     
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    That was really cool to watch. I am a tech guy so I think this is something down the line (when I can affod it haha) I would totally see myself doing as a side project!
     
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    Nicely done!
     
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    Very cool - and very well thought out.

    When you go to reprint the parts that warped, try painters tape - we have found that, for PETG, there really is nothing more effective when it comes to the large flat parts than tape. there are few brands that work better then others, but if you have a Frys Electronics nearby - the blue painters tape they sell in big sheets, seems to work pretty well.
     
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  19. Colin Fowler

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    Wow. That is awesome.
     
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    Very very cool!!!!
     
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