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    LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

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    calistyle

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    LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

    Post by calistyle on Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:29 pm

    I have a 34G Solana and would like to move my M10 to the middle chamber in the back.

    Here are the dimensions and a pictures of someone that made one for an MP40, 4x4x6 3/8 with one side of the box with a 5/8" extension.





    I not sure how much smaller the dry side of an MP10 is compared to an MP40, but those dimensions fit fix in the same tank.

    I guess what I'm looking for is someone with experience with acrylic or even a good reference for someone in the area that does acrylic.

    Any input is greatly apprecated!
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    Re: LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

    Post by nikecivic on Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:26 pm

    contact sisterlimonpot or just see him at the meeting on Monday night (10/15)


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    Re: LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:39 pm

    I'll be happy to help out, get the exact dimensions that you want the "dry box" to be and I'll see what I can do.


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    Re: LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

    Post by calistyle on Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:06 pm

    sisterlimonpot, thanks for your reply!! I'll work on getting the dimensions this week.
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    Re: LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

    Post by calistyle on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:02 pm

    sisterlimonpot wrote:I'll be happy to help out, get the exact dimensions that you want the "dry box" to be and I'll see what I can do.

    sisterlimonpot thank you again for your help!

    I was able to get someone's dimensions that had one made:

    Overall external height 7.75 inches.
    Internal horizontal dimensions, 2.25 x 2.75 inches. Note that this is internal so the external dimensions will be larger. The 2.75 inch side is the face. The mp10 will sandwich this side.

    Use 3/16th inch acrylic.

    Let me know if you can do it and the cost and again thank you very much!!
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    Re: LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:25 pm

    I don't have 3/16 but I can make ut out if 1/8 which is 1/16 thinner which is good yo allow better magnetic coupling between the two halves. as far as price I'd say $20 should cover it. let me know if you're ok with that and u will start making it.


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    Re: LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

    Post by calistyle on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:46 pm

    Good pt on the thickness. Sounds great to me I can pay u at the next meeting or even the frag swap. Thanks again!
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    Re: LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:57 pm

    With it being 7 3/4" tall it's going to take a lot holding power from the permanent magnets for it to be able to stay submerged under water.


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    Re: LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

    Post by calistyle on Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:04 pm

    I'm not sure why it needs to be so tall honestly. The MP10es back is only a few inches tall. I guess the hieght is to cover the distance from placement to top of tank.

    Normally the dry box won't be under water, only if the return pump is turned off would the water rise high enough to be a concern.
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    Re: LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:08 pm

    The reason for the height is so that you can have the pump low enough in the tank so that it doesn't cavitation and spit microbubble all through out the tank. I'm curious how well the mp10 will hold the piece in place. I'm about to upload a pic of it...

    stand by...


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    Re: LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

    Post by calistyle on Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:16 pm

    The MP10 alone is pretty weak magnet. I'll prob. buy a loose magnet like I use for my skimmer to keep it placed.

    thanks again for doing this!!
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    Re: LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

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    Re: LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

    Post by calistyle on Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:20 pm

    Very nice!

    I'm thinking it won't even need a magnet to hold it up. The middle chamber is my media basket, this looks like it will rest right on that.
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    Re: LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:49 pm

    good thinking


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    Re: LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

    Post by calistyle on Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:25 pm

    Works great! It's a little too tall, but I can easily fix that. It sticks above where my lid would be by slightly over an inch.



    Thank you again!!
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    Re: LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

    Post by MxReEfEr92 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:13 pm

    Jimmy This worked so great!


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    Re: LF Help : Building Dry Box for MP10 in Solana

    Post by sisterlimonpot on Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:04 am

    Looks good, how does the magnetic pull feel with it? Does it have a strong hold?

    If you know someone with a table saw you can have them trim the top off a bit.


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