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post #11 of 32
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I toyed with ideas for a long time. Most people install their aquatube reservoir either in the front, top, or in the middle of their case on a mid-plate. I wanted to avoid the front, and since I didn't have a mid-plate, I decided I was going to make one....

Then I changed my mind. Why not a complete stand-alone base for the aquatube and the pump?

First, I bought a 8/32 threaded rod, some 8/32 aluminum spacers that were threaded, and a hollow aluminum rod from Ace hardware.

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I cut the threaded rod down into 4 sections.

SPARKS OF DOOOOOOOM!

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Then I threaded them through the top-plate and the mid-plate with the aluminum spacers, these acted as clamps and I used some washers on the very bottom to secure the spacers.

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I secured the tops with 8/32 hex cap head screws, not only because I like the look of them, but because they match the theme of the Aquatube screws.

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Since the rods were just a tad too long, I once again cut them down a little.

SPARKS OF DOOOOOOM!
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I had pre-measured the distance from the bottom of the Shoggy Sandwhich to the top plate with the reservoir connected bu a bitspower Crystal Link tub and fitting. In the end, I think it came out pretty well.

Here's the final result:

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Next?! Drain PORT!

Do you know how hard it is to find a 1" drill bit? Christ. I searched everywhere. Finally, the Ace across the street from me had it rolleyes.gif After 4 other hardware stores, it was right across the street! BAH!

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I added a ball-valve just as an extra fail-safe:
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Next? I bought an LED housing that accommodates a 5mm LED. This is for the RGB-LED from Aqua Computer. This will give me a color indicator based on the temperature inside the reservoir. Blue -Cool, Green -Good, Red -Warm/Hot).

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More very soon, thank you for looking.
post #12 of 32
I like where this is going! =D
post #13 of 32
I like the LED idea, do I smell micro controller? biggrin.gif
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Subbed looking forward to a clean build.
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I like where this is going! =D

Thanks buddy! smile.gif
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I like the LED idea, do I smell micro controller? biggrin.gif

Absolutely. Aquaero 5, the latest and greatest! biggrin.gif
post #16 of 32
It's about time, XNine! Eagerly waiting for more. smile.gif
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post #17 of 32
I like where this is going. I wish I'd had a better for a drain port like that.
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post #18 of 32
very nice.. waiting for more updates...
post #19 of 32
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Thanks for the views, subs, and comments. It's very much appreciated smile.gif

Small update before things get real fun.

Old side panel that will be used to create plates within the case.
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I had to Grind down the pegs that were once used for screws...
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After my dremel died making the cut, I had to file it down evenly by hand... bleh
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Now, on to some hardware....

Some Ramsinks I bought from fellow OCN Modder Lutro0. If you haven't checked out his worklogs, please do. He's an all around great guy and a kick-ass modder to boot!
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That little card by the box... that's the "Easy to spread card" that they include... rolleyes.gifbiggrin.gif
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Leak test setup:
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LED light that's controlled by the Aquero:
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And the Aquaero 5 is up and running....
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Thanks again for looking. I'll have more up this weekend as we're getting close to finalizing the layout and more.

Thanks!
XNine
Edited by X-Nine - 6/17/11 at 6:37pm
post #20 of 32
I taught him everything he knows! tongue.gif

And MAN! I love those ram sinks, Im so glad they got a good home and can be displayed for how awesome they are!

And thanks for the kind words man!
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