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    DIY sweep device.

    Hi,

    Just wondering if anyone has tried the mechanical lawn sprinkler with mods as an alternative to SCWD, etc.

    Venki Worathur

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    Are you talking about the pop-up units that rotate?

    I looked into these (actually bought 2), however after modifying them for use on the aquarium, I found'em a little restrictive, and kinda bulky.

    You only end up using the inner part... the outer sleeve is not needed.

    http://www.orbitonline.com/index.cfm...&productid=230

    I still have them (one modified, the other still in it's package) if you or someone want's em, they're both yours for $20.
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    I was thinking about the regular sprinkler (not popup), the part that oscillates is detachable in this unit and is the size of a SCWD overall.

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    Hmmm...

    Not sure what you're talking about. Can you post a pic, or a link to a site showing one of these?
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    Here is a link to one of the sprinkler. The internal parts look similar to a SCWD.

    This site also explains how it works and the internal components i.e. cam etc.

    Venk

    iThis could also be of interest.

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    why wouldn't you use one of these?

    http://www.oceansmotions.com/video.htm

    Paul

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    concept how much are these units, they do look nice and sound like they might come with a big price tag.

    Venki

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    hi there.

    I am only here to answer technical questions and applications. can you go through the site for other information please.

    Paul

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