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10-25-2008, 11:42 PM
If less maintenance is a requirement, then you want an oversize screen; try 2X normal size, with 2X the number of lights. This should be able to go 2X as long before a cleaning is needed. The limiting factor might be the pods; at some point they may make big holes in the algae (or not; you will have to test). This is a great thing for someone to try out. Just remember that the additional screen space will need the same lighting that the current screen has.

One thing you can't do, however, is "just clean less" without also making the screen bigger. If you do, the bottom layers will get covered too much by new growth, and they will die and go back into the water.