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Old 11/27/2007, 10:44 PM
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DIYing a vortech??

has any one tryed to do this? i wouldnt think it would be to hard. i mean just something without a controler, just on off? or is it a waste of time to even try??????
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Old 11/27/2007, 11:49 PM
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Why would it be a waste of time? I would love to build one. I would be willing to bet everybody else would too.
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Old 11/27/2007, 11:54 PM
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there is one on Nanoreef.com....i just saw it yesturday..
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Old 11/28/2007, 11:14 PM
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where is the link?
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Old 11/28/2007, 11:44 PM
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I found it:
http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/lofi...p/t123668.html
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Old 11/29/2007, 12:19 AM
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HOLY GPH!!!! NOW I SEE WHAT IT CAN DO DIYed. the vids are insane!!! BLENDER! now i realy wanna try
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Old 11/29/2007, 12:48 AM
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Fully sick mate!! that is soooo cool!
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Old 11/29/2007, 01:50 AM
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thanks for that link... it would be nice if more people get in on diy'ing these because a lot of people want them but they are just too darn expensive. I have experience with rc cars/heli brushless motors and speed controllers... and neodymium magnets are easy to source, its just a matter of getting a good design down. It would be nice to see someone take apart a vortech and see how its designed.
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Old 11/29/2007, 02:10 AM
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That is amazing. It is definatly a doable project. Get busy, post all the details.
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Old 11/29/2007, 10:49 AM
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omg... are there fish that like living in hurricanes? cause that would be perfect for them...

Anyone have a step by step for this? id love to do this... lol
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Old 11/29/2007, 09:52 PM
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It would be nice to see someone take apart a vortech and see how its designed.
just google vortec manual and look at the pdf. i did that last week to see how it was put together.
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Old 11/30/2007, 07:26 PM
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Now that moves a lot of water!!! wow, when can I make one!!!

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Old 11/30/2007, 11:11 PM
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Old 12/01/2007, 01:27 PM
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That's awesome! Look like I just found my new DIY project.
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Old 12/01/2007, 08:34 PM
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Was it just me, or did that guy make it almost completely made out of metal, can those parts be substituted with plastic?

Also, how did he keep the bolt in place?

I am seriously thinking about doing this.
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Old 12/01/2007, 10:55 PM
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useing the metal is just to see if was doable. i read all the post on nano-reef and he is starting to make it out of pvc and is working his way up to ceramic bearings and stuff so there will be no metal on the inside of the tank.
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Old 12/01/2007, 11:27 PM
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I have taken apart a Vortech and although there is some sensor circuitry, it is fairly simple in design.

Good neoprene padding and a better test tank would remove most of the noise. The big deal to me would be to build these usable on 1"+ thick tanks. Where's Giovanni when you need him??
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Old 12/13/2007, 01:48 PM
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Has any one else tried this??
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Old 12/13/2007, 06:20 PM
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I threw this together, but I haven't built it yet.


http://archive.reefcentral.com/forum...readid=1268333
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Old 12/13/2007, 06:57 PM
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"I have taken apart a Vortech"

Can you tell us what brand & model of motor they are using?

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Old 12/13/2007, 08:48 PM
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Good question Stu...there were NO markings on the one I pulled apart. I am sure someone with EE experience could tell you. Maybe Giovanni knows?
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Old 12/13/2007, 09:57 PM
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that thing looks like it will make a great smoothie.
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Old 01/12/2008, 04:02 AM
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what happened to the link???
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