No, not this time around. It was on the original version of this tank. I actually plumbed in an OceansMotions Compact that I bought off of someone on R2R. It worked fine for a while, but the magnets on the inner drum corroded and pushed through the top laminate on the drum, so I took out the drum. It is now functioning as a 4-way fitting. I did spend some time visiting via email with Paul Hayden, the owner of OceansMotions in Canada yesterday. The Compact has been out of production for years now and he is no longer set up to supply parts for them. We were trying to come up with an idea for me to rebuild the drum myself. I ordered some magnets yesterday and will give it a shot. It really is a pretty neat little device, I guess there just wasn't enough interest for him to continue to build them. He does still build the full-size 4-way and 6-way valves though. That was probably way more information than you were looking for, so sorry for rambling on.Silly question but is the SQUD on this system?
Yeah, and they help a lot with the kits that use powdered reagents. The funnels were like $4, so it was well worth it to me. The trays were also inexpensive, ranging from $10 - $12 to $14 for the Calcium, I believe (without looking at the invoice). The trays with the wells for the liquid reagents also help to keep from knocking them over and spilling the fluid if you leave the bottle in the tray. I really like it all. I wish I wasn't so old and out of touch with new tech, because I think having a 3-D printer and the ability to design whatever you need would be very helpful.Those look awesome and pretty neat idea with the screw on funnel.
Well, they didn’t come apart when I had them. I did cut the top off of mine and installed a screw in PVC plug clean out. I will have to dig those pics out. I guess I am really old.I loved those things back in the day until my tank got so mature that the snails were all having too many romantic evenings and the SQWD's on my system started to get jammed from all the pin dot and larger baby snails
My sump had several blue foam blocks that I would use to protect my return pump from getting jammed LOL.
Got really good at quickly taking the sqwd apart to clean it and get it back in service.
They really were a good idea, but were just not not reliable. Mine was the smaller version with 1/2" returns and a 3/4" input. I epoxied PVC fittings on the ports so it could be hard plumbed easily. I did that before changing the top on it - and I never reinstalled it after that. It was a good idea taht could have used a little more time on the design table. I know you had the updayed version, but even those were not quite right. The manufacturer used to say that they were clog proof. Ha!Had the same ones and would dissolve the little boogers reluctantly when they jammed it up every few weeks.
Soon as they made the new models with the screw tops I quickly switched
Still love the idea though I have moved on to not using them anymore.
I just thought it was a neat little setup. I like to DIY and it did give me a few ideas. The Pirate's Reef tank was all DIY and it was a lot of fun to build. I once built an airstone skimmer out of glass. I used it on a 30-gallon hex that I gave to my parents for Christmas many years ago. It worked pretty well. I wish I still had it, but I think I threw it away when I took their tank down. I get the urge every now and then to build something, but I am getting older and the "urge" doesn't come around as often.Cunzo makes a simmilar system not quite as nice for around 50$ on ebay. It can be modded to make it better easily. I saw someone somewhere with one he was 3d printing a mini skimmer and all the accessories for it but I dont think hes updated in ages it was intresting. Looks like the same light as the cunzo one.