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So after messing around with making a diy steriliser, I have calculated by the time I get a digital timer to run the minute incriments required for an aquarium steriliser to work well, I'll be at around $50 or so anyway and for the sake of my own valuable time, and knowing it's a renouned trusted product being used in my tanks, for this price I just bought the chihiros shrimp doctor- I really shouldn't have, now I'm broke again haha. I got this to try to further inhibit algae (I don't really need to) but mostly to help my Ottos in the 4ft build I finished recently. I made payment to Hinterfeld.com.au (australias authorised chihiros dealer) 1am this morning, so it should be here this week. Stay tuned for the review.
This is the new and improved steriliser. its basically just 40mm pvc pipe end cap with spacers made from 40mm pipe. 2 wires connected to mesh close together in the water. Splits the H20 on a molecular level, pretty cool for how simple it is. Normal copper wire will work but it will dissolve within a few minutes, ive just used stainless steel BBQ skewers, these also worked well to just hang the whole unit from the side of the tank, and the stainless steel mesh from a tea strainer. Then air line tubing to prevent the rods touching, and some heat shrink to hold it all together, You just have to do tight connections like unless you have a SS welder, ? I'm just using 12v DC so in theory I could easily add a fader to control the intensity of the steriliser just like the fancy ones. I might do an actually write up on it later or something. For now I'm getting this bad boy in my zeb tank. its working great, now how long should I have it on for? Haha I was thinking starting at 15min per hour. Lol yeah it's pretty damn ghetto. Cheers