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    DYI Adjustable Optic Sensor Mount

    So I needed an adjustable mount to hold 4 optical sensors, and it had to match my Synergy Reef Systems Red/White sump.


    So this happened!


    Mount: HDPE and Nylon Thumb Screw





    Adjustable Bracket - Acrylic





    Components - Mount, Thumb Screw, Bracket, 316 SS Flathead Screws





    Assembled





    Mounted In Sump









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    Very nice. I would make sure you got the correct grade of stainless steel so it doesn't corrode and rust when it gets covered in saltwater when you turn off the return. You could also go titanium as well.

    You might be an engineer if...You have no life and can prove it mathematically.

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    Just realized you did put the grade. That is not marine rated. You want 316 or 316Ti if you want stainless or get titanium screws that will last forever.

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    Thanks!

    Those are 316 SS and Passivated. Box of 10 $3.88
    Same in Titanium were $8.00 each! Not that I'm cheap, but the 316SS will work.
    But thanks for the heads up.

    - - - Updated - - -

    That was a typo on my part.

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    I would so totally buy this. (Would prefer green to match my emerald.... Is this something that can be shared (3D plans) to be 3D printed?

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    Sorry, but I’m old school! Not 3D printed, not CNC.

    My own design, drawn in Autocad 2D, then all machining done on a Bridgeport.

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    NICE!
    I could really use this.

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