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DIY Drop Checker

this was my first DIY project, about 2 years a go

things I need:
- thermometer holder (or other transparant tube)
- sealant
- super glue
- suction cup
- lighter




heat the transparant tube with lighter, and bend it slowly:


Glue the suction cup


tadaaaa.....


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Is the shrimp in your icon real? That's so awesome.

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Is the shrimp in your icon real? That's so awesome.
Yes it is
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VERY Stupid question- but if you use the glue for the suction cup.. what is the sealant for?
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VERY Stupid question- but if you use the glue for the suction cup.. what is the sealant for?
No... That is smart question, i'm not explain it before.
The sealant use to close the tiny hole at side corner of the clear tube


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Could you do the same thing as easily with a plastic test tube?

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Could you do the same thing as easily with a plastic test tube?
I don't see why not. Just be careful to bend the plastic slowly, and to heat it evenly.

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I don't see why not. Just be careful to bend the plastic slowly, and to heat it evenly.
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Awesome that makes perfect sense. One less thing I have to buy when I decide to set up my system thanks for the thread.

Just so I'm clear...you just put your solution in the tube so that it all settles on the closed side and then stick straight down in the tank so that a vacuum is created and a barrier of air stays between the solution and the tank water?
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Awesome that makes perfect sense. One less thing I have to buy when I decide to set up my system thanks for the thread.

Just so I'm clear...you just put your solution in the tube so that it all settles on the closed side and then stick straight down in the tank so that a vacuum is created and a barrier of air stays between the solution and the tank water?
yes your'e right.
my DIY dropchecker system more or less same with this dropchecker below:


source


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