Albertstank

Experienced Reefer
Hey guys, I figure this belongs in the DIY thread.

I have been toying around with a 3d printer and it has gotten me out of a few reef related jams. Mostly small things like replacing a cracked return elbow and replacement mounting brackets for controllers. Printing is finicky for in tank items with PETG but regular PLA material for external is super easy.

Reef2reef has a whole section on different 3d templates and there are plenty more on thingiverse.com

If anyone ever needs something printed custom or otherwise shoot me a message. Happy to help you out if I can.
 

Edv

Advanced Reefer
Location
manhattan
I have a question for you guys which 3D print do you have? My prints are good with out any problems for now.
Looking to go faster now swap out hotend to a Mosquito Magnum
went with a Bondtech LG for gearing. Looking for help anywhere where I can find it.
Thanks
 

Albertstank

Experienced Reefer
Just an ender 3v2 here. Limited upgrades outside of software and fan upgrades. Like my tank I like the printer to run nice and quiet.
 

Edv

Advanced Reefer
Location
manhattan
Same here, But I would like to cut my print times by half that will be great I hate those 12hrs -24 hrs print are kill me. I have a Prusa 3MKS+ most upgrade are done easy part, now come to speed it up the configuration that's super hard part.
 
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nvladik

Advanced Reefer
Location
NJ
Same here, But I would like to cut my print times by half that will be great I hate those 12hrs -24 hrs print are kill me. I have a Prusa 3MKS+ most upgrade are done easy part, now come to speed it up the configuration that's super hard part.
If you go faster, you will sacrifice quality. I ran into the same "speed" challenge a few years ago, found best solution was to have 2 printers :)
 

Edv

Advanced Reefer
Location
manhattan
You are so right BUT there is a fine line in better speed then full blown super fast. Just trying to find that sweet spot. Stock speed is OK but there is room for more speed in there some where. As for 2 printer I have Resin printer to one more print my wife is going to kill me. LOL
 

chemisfun11

Advanced Reefer
Location
Bellmore, NY
It takes a lot of time and effort to perfect your prints. It's what I've been doing for the past few years. I've mostly been making light spill shades (shrouds/covers) for the Radion and Neptune Sky lights and most recently a frag plug/mount system for SPS and Euphyllia coral.

I get custom requests every now and then which pose more of a challenge, but I'm having fun helping out my fellow reefers :)
 

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