USA Apex PMUP stand with Integrated Optical Sensor Mount

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  1. TheHarold

    TheHarold Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Have you worried about your ATO reservoir running low? Not only could your return pump start sucking air, but the Apex PMUP cannot be run dry- it can overheat and be permanently damaged without water to cool it.

    For that reason, I designed a PMUP stand with optical sensor mount. This is meant to hold the PMUP upright (letting you use more of the reservoir), notify you if your ATO reservoir is critically low, and shut off your ATK system before the PMUP is permanently damaged.

    It is compatible with both the Apex optical sensors that plug into FMM, and generic float switches that plug into breakout box.

    Optical sensor is NOT INCLUDED. I use USPS 2-3 day shipping. 5% of sale goes to Reef2Reef :)

    Please let me know what color you'd like when you order.

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    jschultzbass Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019

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    Awesome! just ordered one
     
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    TheHarold Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    So I just got a special thing which gives me the ability to put on these beautiful textures. I really like it!

    @jschultzbass yours didn’t have the pattern, since I just got this yesterday. But if you like this more, I can send you one :)

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    jschultzbass Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019

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    That texture is definitely neat but flat is fine for me, thanks!
     
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    Wonder if you could design a 4" filter sock holder that has an offset optic holder. Maybe have the holder step down about 1" below the top of the sock.
     
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  6. TheHarold

    TheHarold Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Sure, I could probably do that. Pretty good idea, so you’re alerted when sock is full.

    It would clamp onto a rimless sump? Or be an accessory that goes on top of sock?

    I’m not sure if that would be efficient on a 4” sock though. Definitely would work on a 7”
     
  7. Booger McMoron

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    Am I missing the price? I’ve burned up two pumps and waiting for BRS to get them back in stock.
     
  8. TheHarold

    TheHarold Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    To my knowledge it should be right up top, in blue. It’s $24.99 shipped USPS priority. Though I am running a few days behind, as some Canadian store ordered a lot xD

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    Yep. I am bad about remembering to take them out and by the time I look, it is spilling over. Partially defeats the purpose of the sock and just makes another choir for me- vacuuming the sump.

    It could be either or. From a material standpoint, an accessory may be cheaper. Maybe something that locks onto the plastic rim of the sock? Then it should fit 4" or 7".

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    TheHarold Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    I personally use filter cups, but have the same overflow-symptom when forgetting to change the floss

    Re something that locks to the rim: not all socks have the same style rim. That might complicate it.

    I just had a really good idea though, that is a variation of your suggestion. Shoot me a message, or maybe even your phone #? Don’t want to fill up this thread, but definitely interested in developing a prototype with ya.
     
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    Doesn’t show up on my phone. Thank you for your screen shot.
     
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    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 AZ FRAG Member Article Contributor Expert Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Do you make these for the osmolator pumps as well?
     
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    I have had my Prusa for over a year and still waiting for my voucher to get a textured plate.
     
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    This is a Thekkiinngg plate, not Prusa. So I waited 4 days xD
     
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    I will have to check it out.
     
  17. Booger McMoron

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    Just ordered. Thank you.
     
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    Still waiting for delivery notice or confirmations.
     
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    Showed up today!!! He’s a ninja at delivery!

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    They arrived well packaged. The pictures really don’t do this part justice. Thank you!
     
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    Just ordered, please send orange if available.

    Thanks
     

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