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Old 08-16-2006, 09:00 PM   #1
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MaxiJet Mod

This is an awesome modification to the maxi jet that about anyone can do.

New project coming up.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...5&pagenumber=1
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Old 08-17-2006, 02:59 PM   #2
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I have an extra MJ900 that I wasn't even using. I'm gonna give that a try. Makes you wonder why the MJ's weren't built that way from the beginning.
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Old 08-17-2006, 03:25 PM   #3
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It makes me wonder too. As somebody who has been involved in numerous phases of engineering and product design for a few decades, to me it always begs the question. Believe me, you could pour 2 years of blood, sweat and tears into what you think is the perfect product and within a few months somebody will figure out some mods to make it better. In mass produced products it often boils down to money. You might easily spend a million dollars in R&D, testing, tooling, marketing and packing to produce a line of aquarium pumps. Then, some cool cat analyzes and thinks of an angle you didn't consider.
Management might analyze and consider those improvement but decide it's not worth it to spend the additional money.

At any rate the guy's improvement look ingenious. Definately worth trying. Or, if you're like me, just shell out a few bucks for a bigger/better pump.
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Good points. Maxijet had say 10 people designing it? Now there are 10,000,000 people trying to figure out how to make it better.
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Old 08-17-2006, 04:20 PM   #5
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That mod is AMAZING. I have 4 mod'ed MJ900 on a timer and my tank has virtually NO dead spot. Definitely worth your time. It only took me around 5 mins to mod all 4.
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Old 08-17-2006, 05:44 PM   #6
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I know the man that made the mod. he belongs to our site over at yahoo.
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:21 PM   #7
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I was thoroughly impressed by the water movement and will be attempting this myself.

Fishfrik would you mind posting your mod? I'd like to see this added to a timer.
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Post some of these on ebay and I promise I would buy 4!
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Post some of these on ebay and I promise I would buy 4!
I bet he would make some money just selling the completed mod to add to your MJ!

He sells the parts on another website but I will have to find it.
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There is another mod that turn the MJ into a Tunze-style pump but it requires alot of work so i didn't bother XD

The regular MJ mod is easy. Here's the link to the mod: http://www.geocities.com/nivenboug/Cutmaxijets.html

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EDIT: Oi, i thought u guys were talking about the regular Maxi Mod XD. My bad
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