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Custom Weir box comb

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Hi all. Does anyone here make custom weir boxes or know of a company who does???

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Reply #1

I got some from fit filtration, but there of the shelf ones, and have a look at phyto plus, I think they make them.


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Reply #2

all custom work is on hold with phyto plus 😔
And don't know any other company's

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Reply #3

I made my own weir box out of an old tank , a glass cutter and a tube of aquarium silicone . It's not that hard to do , the most important thing is to make sure your cuts are square . You can buy clip on weir grate that simply pushes on the glass edge .

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most acrylic companies will do one but they tend to cost more! had a qoute for £50 for a 10x8cm one. Same price for a 30x20cm one though.

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I've just whipped this one up on the laser cutter

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Reply #6

Oh! Very nice


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Wow, so the laser polishes the cut edges as it cuts then. Is it a vaporisation or heat and blow type?

I've made acrylic weir combs, but as I used abrasive blades the cut the prongs, the edges were dull and I couldn't polish them with a flame through risk of melting the entire 'prong'.
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Fr499y can you make mine?

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This is what I would like built in black

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Reply #10

Only thought on that design is whether there is enough depth to allow the drain to suck in water without air.  You need a full syphon, so main drain needs to be couple of inches below the surface.  The emergency would be a few mm under the bottom edge of the weir comb, so a couple of inches below that should be the uppermost part of the main drain.

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Wow, so the laser polishes the cut edges as it cuts then. Is it a vaporisation or heat and blow type?

I've made acrylic weir combs, but as I used abrasive blades the cut the prongs, the edges were dull and I couldn't polish them with a flame through risk of melting the entire 'prong'.

This is just your average blown air laser cutter. Used to do a cracking job but the laser is just about worn out! It doesn't polish the edges per-say, the laser melts the acrylic which gives it the shiny edges :) I need to sand down every edge thats being glued as they aren't perfectly straight ( worn laser )

Fr499y can you make mine?

I might look into doing a few bits but not sure at the moment. Acrylic at that length tends to get a bit pricy and I'm not sure our bed goes that wide ( think its 60cm tops )

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This is just your average blown air laser cutter. Used to do a cracking job but the laser is just about worn out! It doesn't polish the edges per-say, the laser melts the acrylic which gives it the shiny edges :) I need to sand down every edge thats being glued as they aren't perfectly straight ( worn laser )

I might look into doing a few bits but not sure at the moment. Acrylic at that length tends to get a bit pricy and I'm not sure our bed goes that wide ( think its 60cm tops )



Let me know if you can do it mate and a price and i will get back to you  👍

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