Hokay, last thing ill be updating tonight.
A little back story: A while ago my buddy got hooked into the hobby when I showed him the possibilities of aquariums these days (I say that like I've been in this for years), so he purchased the cheapest setup he thought he could get. This kind of spelled for disaster in the end... poor fish. I tried to teach him as much as I could, but for lack of a better word, I couldn't teach the meat head. I finally convinced him to take my old Marineland bio wheel filter as all he had on his, not even cycled 10g, was this thing - http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInCA%2FNo
Needless to say, it was worthless and did nothing for him. He tried to throw it out once i hooked him up with the bio wheel, but with my tinkering needs I grabbed it and took it apart. Low and behold, look what i find inside:
Its a mini powerhead! I've been needing one! I got so excited, and made sure he didn't want it and it was mine. Now fast forward to the present, skipping the whole time that I forgot I even had this effing thing. I plug it in, it works, but its too strong so i chopped off a couple blades. It began tossing my Fluval stratum around -
Tried it again, and then it became a little dream come true.
I had to do some more tinkering though, without something on the intake this would be the perfect blender for my cherry shrimp. So I grabbed a hot glue gun and made and intake tube adapter thingy, and then zip tied a piece of nylon on the end. After that, keeping the glue gun warm for more action, I literally found the biggest suction cup I could find and glued that sucker to the left side the pump, and this is the end product -
I'm so glad this hideous thing will be well hidden LOL. The reason for attaching the suction cup on the side was so I could fire it up and down, I wasn't focused on the side to side. This is so I could return water to the intake of my AC20 (which is mounted on the right side wall of the tank) -
... annnd it's out of sight pretty much. There is some noise coming from it, ill probably have to leave hot glue dabs where i cut the blades to replace counter weight action. I'll see if that helps tomorrow.
Oh, and my dad gave me a clipping from one of his spider plants! -
I hope it's not so close to the light that it gets fried