Originally Posted by Mystriss
I'm so stoked, just ordered a SAP!
I'm going to use it to do some testing as I'm seriously considering replacing my FrozenQ 400mm LF res with a custom res design MMRS, but I'm not quite sure I can make it work like I want in my build.
How difficult do you suppose it would it be to tap in new mounting holes on the couplers? Worst case, could I "float" mount the MMRS couplers, like double stick tape the couplers to the "grasshopper" and other mount stands, or maybe use the typical tube res saddle mounts that clip around the acrylic?
Also, any thoughts on how I could "simulate" the look of having a pump on both ends of the res? (Obviously I can't actually have pumps on either end cause it wouldn't flow the right direction right? But it doesn't appear that I can cap the pump couplers intake hole.) Since the pump coupler is 32mm wide, but the regular couplers are only 24mm wide, it wouldn't be symmetrical. >.<<br />
(Also, bug reporting that getting a PM while making a post messes everything up lol)
Lots of questions there let's see how many I can get =)
1: How difficult do you suppose it would it be to tap in new mounting holes on the couplers?
Difficult is relative of course based on the tools and experience you have. If your reasonably capable not too difficult. I would use a 25mm mount as a guide--clamp it in the EXACT location you want it to be, then mark a drill bit with blue tape as a depth stop so you do not accidentally drill too deeply into the coupler and drill the new holes with the mount keeping the drill bit in the correct orientation.
All of the above said, the couplers (and all the other molded parts) already come with mounting holes 60 degrees left and 60 degree right so you may find that you don't need to drill additional holes. Also, if the ends of the reservoir already have mounts you don't HAVE to include a mount on the coupler and it can be rotated a full 360 degrees independently of the end caps--again in 60 degree increments. Lastly if you use a fill or drain port end cap you can mount the reservoir at any orientation you like over that 360 degrees in 1 degree (or less even) increments. Wait for the Fill / Drain port video to see how these work in more detail.
2. Worst case, could I "float" mount the MMRS couplers, like double stick tape the couplers to the "grasshopper" and other mount stands?
Not really--to be candid that would be pretty cheesy and these parts ar not about cheesy. Not to mention just not secure enough.
3. Also, any thoughts on how I could "simulate" the look of having a pump on both ends of the res?
There is no need to simulate it...you can have a pump on both ends of a reservoir provided it is mounted horizontally. You can NOT have one on both ends for reservoirs mounted vertically as the top pump would starve. You CAN use a cap on the top pump and "simulate" it though. If your serious about this I can machine a cap for you to block of the top pump. It would not damage the pump in any way and would be easily removable down the road if you at some point wanted to use the pump in another build.
Below is a picture of a dual D5 set up.
I think I got em all...if not let me know =)