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    Well, the inevitable finally happened, the media basket in my oldest AC30 finally came apart.

    The "hinged" parts of the baskets always have made me wonder how long they would take to fail, it's really just a thinner piece of plastic than the rest of the basket

    This one took about 4 years, with constant use, before it failed on one side

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    I was ready to add a new one to an upcoming Amazon order, but then wondered if I could save a little $ and fix it myself

    Here's what I came up with...drilled 3 holes in the side piece, and made a new "hinge" with small zip-ties*

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    Cinched the zip ties, keeping the "locking" end of the zip-tie within the interior of the basket, so that the basket had no extra obstruction on the outside to prevent it from fitting into the filter housing...then, clipped off the excess zip-tie

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    Success!

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    This is an AC30 basket, for larger ones, I would do more than 3 zip-ties, but so far, it has worked great


    *Gotta love zip-ties, so many uses...I have a variety pack of sizes. for different jobs
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    Nice job, better than the original now!

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    The AC last for ever.
    Mine are still going.
    And also make great refugiums in a reef tank

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    Thanks guys.

    Yes Mac, the AC's have worked great for me, all 5 going strong...just have to keep them clean, I do mine monthly
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    We certainly have some resourceful and creative folks in this community. When I think of the things I've jury-rigged up in my flowerbeds to achieve what I wanted, I always like to remember the satisfaction I've felt when I managed to devise something that has worked well. Some retailers would hate me ... especially when I put things together with "found" materials I already have. No coins or currency in their tills ...
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    Great DIY idea!
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    Zip ties = the duct tape of the aquarium world

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    Quote Originally Posted by showmebutterfly View Post
    Zip ties = the duct tape of the aquarium world
    Indeed!

    Thanks, ladies
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    Quote Originally Posted by showmebutterfly View Post
    Zip ties = the duct tape of the aquarium world
    Also in the racing world.

    My track car tool box has, weld glue, zip ties and duck tape.

    Fixes all issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    My track car tool box has, weld glue, zip ties and duck tape.
    Now we know what holds that thing together

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