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You should make a model with a circular base thumb.gif
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I did. liked the idea of a square design better. biggrin.gif
Thought the round looked like everything else too much.
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Looks amazing man :D

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Well 3 freaking weeks later I FINALLY got my res in. Flowing good no leaks or anything. But it looks like I'm having some issues with cavitation from the flow going into the upper part of the res. The positioning of the tubes, along with the inlet location at the bottom, is causing most of the flow to run through one of the tubes up to the top at a higher pressure. I may need to create a defuser in the lower chamber to even out the movement of the water through the res. The bubbles aren't making it back down to the bottom chamber to get into the loop. But its kinda annoying that i see them dancing around in the tubes.

5DoU8.jpg
Edited by no_safe_HAVEN - 8/10/12 at 12:21pm
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Well 3 freaking weeks later I FINALLY got my res in. Flowing good no leaks or anything. But it looks like I'm having some issues with cavitation from the flow going into the upper part of the res. The positioning of the tubes, along with the inlet location at the bottom, is causing most of the flow to run through one of the tubes up to the top at a higher pressure. I may need to create a defuser in the lower chamber to even out the movement of the water through the res. The bubbles aren't making it back down to the bottom chamber to get into the loop. But its kinda annoying that i see them dancing around in the tubes.
5DoU8.jpg

Is one of the tubes straight or is that just an optical illusion ? ... headscratch.gif
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Yeah its the angle. Optical illusion. All the tubes look straight from one side as they are only bent on one axis. the twisted look is accomplished by staggering the tubes clockwise to the next hole from the top to the bottom.

Better?
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Edited by no_safe_HAVEN - 8/10/12 at 3:18pm
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It looks awesome man! Keep at it.
 
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post #38 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by no_safe_HAVEN View Post

Yeah its the angle. Optical illusion. All the tubes look straight from one side as they are only bent on one axis. the twisted look is accomplished by staggering the tubes clockwise to the next hole from the top to the bottom.
Better? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Great stuff, let me know when you start mass production biggrin.gif
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Quote:
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It looks awesome man! Keep at it.
Thanks Moovin
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Great stuff, let me know when you start mass production biggrin.gif
Yeah buddy... thumb.gif
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Initial testing has been a resounding success. The cavitation that I thought was going to be a problem was just air working its way out of the newly filled loop. There seems to be no signs of flow problems. The flow, with the current bottom inlet and outlet, runs nicely to the top chamber upon entering the res and flows back down for the out-flow.

Here is a video demonstrating the flow using the Mayhem's dye that is going into the final build.


I'm going to build my permanent res now. Then I'll rip this one out of my loop and drill multiple inlets and outlets for further flow testing. thumb.gif
Edited by no_safe_HAVEN - 8/15/12 at 6:28pm
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