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Old 11-09-2010, 08:26 PM   #1
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Okay so I have been wanting to tell someone about this idea. It is the
Revolutionary Filter I please tell you guys to not steal my idea
And this is actually coming true! I am searching for a company to make a prototype. But on to the filter. I am going to have a plastic box about as big as a 10 gallon tank. and it will have a touch screen on it near the top. Oh and this is for reef aquariums. but with the touch screen you tell it to do a water change and type in how much you want out like 20% and all you have today is connect the tube to the sink it and it will also put water back in and mix the salt. It has skimmer chiller all that stuff and the chiller would be optional and on the screen you can check your parameters and temp I have found a way to put a whole bunch of those probes in there. and you can put it on a graph on the touchscreen and it has a salt mixer and a salt bank that can hold 3 gallons of salt and a auto mixer in the bottom. Oh and a auto top off to. So it has pretty much anything you would want for a reef aquarium. I am also trying to make a freshwater one and refugium please comment anything to add to it to change the design before i buy the prototype.
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sounds like a cool idea, but with something that would do all that, I think you'll have a hard time selling it for the pricetag that would most likely come with something of that nature... look at the fluval g series...
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Well i think I have a way to get it around $200 do you think that is reasonble?
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sounds like a dream.
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Well i think I have a way to get it around $200 do you think that is reasonble?
Not if you want any profit... or even break even.

Touch screen alone could eat up a 1/4 to 1/2 of that. Then you need a programmable processor and controller, solenoids and a timer you need to program for the solenoid to be open X time with X pressre to get X volume of water, then you need it to drop X amount of salt in the water to get the right salinity - which you need something to measure and check that the parameters that are ok. That would mean you need digital test equipment that can be read by the processor and controller.


I don't think this can be something easily done...
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sounds like a dream.
to me or you?
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Old 11-09-2010, 10:35 PM   #7
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And max and mfdrookie you guys are right sort of I did the math and the least i can afford is $350
And some places have discontinued the fluval g? Well now my goal is to try to get a lower price then the fluvalg. My dream is to run a lfs...... but they have been running for a while so they would prob get more customers.
I think the one i am making will have some more stuff then fluval g. or at least from what the place i looked at said?
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Interesting. As an engineer, I'm intrigued and would like to see more details as to how you're going to fit all this stuff in a space the sized of a 10g for $350. I figure the probes and control unit would probably cost that.
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are we getting details as this comes along? or is this just a dream at this point?
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As an IT professional I am having trouble with the price, but I would love to see the programing that runs the control unit! Whats the ETA on a prototype?
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