We’ve all been there before, you’re siphoning some water out of a tank and getting a little too focused on removing the detritus from the hard to see reaches of the aquarium and the end of the hose falls out of the bucket, spilling water everywhere to you and your significant other’s chagrin. We’ve seen a number of hose holders usually for keeping tubing secured to an aquarium while filling or draining but the aptly named Bucket Hose Holder Thingy is a new variant which secures hoses to a common bucket.
What makes the Bucket Hose Holder Thingy specific to buckets is a large expanded ‘gap’ that accommodates the ridges and rim of most mass produced buckets for a streamlined fit onto the indispensable fluid transportation vessel. This six dollar and fifty cent 3D printed plastic accessory uses no clamps or screws but instead uses two offset rings, one placed at a 90 degree angle to easily slip the hose in and out while creating enough friction for the hose to remain secured in place.
If you couldn’t tell we have kind of a thing for interesting aquarium accessories and especially those that are made with additive manufacturing like 3D printing. The Coral Transport Cradle, Maxspect Coral Pruners and Red Sea Sump Mod kit are three tools that we’ve recently added to our reefkeeping tool box and today we get to add another one which is dead simple but incredibly useful. [Etsy]