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spideybry
10-11-2011, 08:53 AM
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kerry
10-11-2011, 12:57 PM
Wonderful tank!!! Awesome Anthias and Chromis by the way. Together they make a great combo IMA.

Doompie
10-19-2011, 02:23 PM
Like it very much! Very well done.
Is it ATS only? And how's your (SPS) growth?

Marksfish
10-19-2011, 02:31 PM
Nice tank :D Loving the look of the lights too, what are they please?

Mark

subielover
11-07-2011, 05:15 AM
Tank looks great Bry, do you have any pics and details of your ATS?

mrbncal
11-13-2011, 08:34 PM
Tank looks great. Would also like to see more pics and info on your setup.

spideybry
11-21-2011, 02:46 PM
Hey guys thanks :) For some reason I wasn't bookmarked on this thread. I just based my design off of the SM100, just simplified. My algae keeps clogging the drain on my scrubber and causing it to overflow.... Today I woke up to a tank that was off since the water reached a surge protector and burned it out -_-..... Any ideas on how to fix the drainage issue on the SM100?

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spideybry
11-21-2011, 02:52 PM
This is the problem -_-

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spideybry
11-21-2011, 02:53 PM
SPS growth is doing well so far. LPS not so much honestly. Can't figure out if it is my clowns harassing most of the corals or what....

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kerry
11-21-2011, 03:04 PM
Can you add multiple and or larger drains? I feared this and put 2" drains in my scrubbers. Yes its a huge bulkhead, needs like 3" hole or so.

spideybry
11-21-2011, 03:06 PM
I may add another drain in the middle... I just need to get another bulkhead then, idk -_- I kind of like the 3d growth, but at what cost? -_-

kerry
11-21-2011, 03:37 PM
I have been struggling just to get a little green LOL!!! I get tons of green on the freshwater scrubber but very dark green to brown on the SW.

spideybry
11-21-2011, 03:40 PM
I have been struggling just to get a little green LOL!!! I get tons of green on the freshwater scrubber but very dark green to brown on the SW.

How long has it been up?



Nice tank :D Loving the look of the lights too, what are they please?

Mark

Thanks. They are AI Sol Blue LED Pendants.


Tank looks great. Would also like to see more pics and info on your setup.

What you wanna know/see? lol

kerry
11-21-2011, 03:52 PM
My 40G has been up since the weekend before Fathers day, the 10G has been up about a year. Both of them have zero-ish nutrient levels, the 10G is a Horizontal LED scrubber that on grows dark green thick algae.

spideybry
11-22-2011, 06:52 AM
Maybe it is your light? What kind of LEDs do you have in there?

kerry
11-22-2011, 07:04 AM
On the 40G I use the CFL type, I have a 9x6 screen vertically hung, lighted on both sides. I had both sides with a 33W and I have updated one side to 44W and upgraded my pump to get more flow.

spideybry
11-22-2011, 07:58 AM
On the 40G I use the CFL type, I have a 9x6 screen vertically hung, lighted on both sides. I had both sides with a 33W and I have updated one side to 44W and upgraded my pump to get more flow.

Maybe you just have to keep running and cleaning, especially if you are getting that dark algae. That type never lets light in.

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kerry
11-22-2011, 11:44 AM
Ouch Toasty!!!! Dont that before, now I have a drip loop in everything.
Yeah it seems to get a little ( and I do mean a little!!) lighter every time i clean it.

Dallas reefer
11-22-2011, 03:09 PM
SUPER NICE!

Hahaha. I cant help myself so.....

Don't let RC guys know you have a sailfin in such a small tank. Lol. I got canned on that site cause I told them to leave a guy alone for having one in a 90. Haha

I love you rock structure too.

Dallas reefer
11-22-2011, 03:10 PM
Oh.... Who made that rimless? Ive been wanting one like yours since I sold my ATS 90.

spideybry
11-22-2011, 04:09 PM
SUPER NICE!

Hahaha. I cant help myself so.....

Don't let RC guys know you have a sailfin in such a small tank. Lol. I got canned on that site cause I told them to leave a guy alone for having one in a 90. Haha

I love you rock structure too.

lol thanks :) Tang police doesn't scare me :D lol They see me rollin' they hatin....


Oh.... Who made that rimless? Ive been wanting one like yours since I sold my ATS 90.

I got it from a place from Canada called Miracles Aquariums. They do nice work. There are a bunch of places that make tanks, just gotta look to see what works for you.

SantaMonica
11-22-2011, 09:43 PM
If the inside of the drain is 1", it should not ever overflow unless you are doing more than 1000gph. Other than increasing the size, or adding a 2nd, you could add a small backup drain about 2" up, on the end. Just stick some vinyl tube in it.

spideybry
11-22-2011, 09:46 PM
If the inside of the drain is 1", it should not ever overflow unless you are doing more than 1000gph. Other than increasing the size, or adding a 2nd, you could add a small backup drain about 2" up, on the end. Just stick some vinyl tube in it.

It is only getting that high because of the algae that accumulates and "strings up" if that makes any sense... Maybe I am putting too much flow through it... I do have a lot of turf growing on the upper side :)

spideybry
01-13-2012, 07:30 AM
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Floyd R Turbo
01-13-2012, 08:09 AM
I have had a few thoughts about how to remedy your issue with the drain. What I thought up (I can't take full credit for it, the idea was suggested to me by Chrissu a while back) was to make a false bottom in the scrubber. Put the drain in the middle versus the end, then make the box a little wider than the screen (or the screen narrower than the box) and bond a couple of strips of acrylic to the sides of the box, about 1" or so off the bottom (depends on the next step). The make a V-shaped channel out of 2 pieces of acrylic (or a thin piece that is heated and bent in the middle) that is about 2" shorter than the inner length dimension of the box such that it will hang on the strips in the previous step. The idea here is that the effluent from the screen is pushed to the ends of the box, then must travel back to the center to reach the drain. I haven't actually tried this, it's just on paper, but in theory it should work. The key is not to have the bottom point of the V or bend too close to the drain and reduce the outflow and also sturdy enough (thick) so that the drain can't suction it down and stop flow completely.

Since the scrubber grows out long strands, these tend to find their way down the drasin and slow the flow and in your example, can block it. I haven't seen or heard of drain clogging happening that often, and it hasn't happened to me, but today when I looked at the scrubber (day 10) I noticed that the drains were hardly visible from the top, and I have 2 drains that are not directly under the screen (on the ends), so I know what you're concerned with.

To make this work for your system, it would require sealing the hole in the bottom of the box, drilling a new one in the center, bending some 1/8" acrylic (not hard) or bonding some 3/16" or 1/4" (also not hard), and installing a couple of 1/4" x 1/4" strips to the inside of the box (not hard). You would also have to trim off the bottom of the screen and maybe about 1/2" to 1" off the sides. You might not have to do the sides, and wouldn't have to re-cut a slot tube if you just cut then at an angle starting about 1/4 of the way down from the slot.

spideybry
01-13-2012, 11:33 AM
I have had a few thoughts about how to remedy your issue with the drain. What I thought up (I can't take full credit for it, the idea was suggested to me by Chrissu a while back) was to make a false bottom in the scrubber. Put the drain in the middle versus the end, then make the box a little wider than the screen (or the screen narrower than the box) and bond a couple of strips of acrylic to the sides of the box, about 1" or so off the bottom (depends on the next step). The make a V-shaped channel out of 2 pieces of acrylic (or a thin piece that is heated and bent in the middle) that is about 2" shorter than the inner length dimension of the box such that it will hang on the strips in the previous step. The idea here is that the effluent from the screen is pushed to the ends of the box, then must travel back to the center to reach the drain. I haven't actually tried this, it's just on paper, but in theory it should work. The key is not to have the bottom point of the V or bend too close to the drain and reduce the outflow and also sturdy enough (thick) so that the drain can't suction it down and stop flow completely.

Since the scrubber grows out long strands, these tend to find their way down the drasin and slow the flow and in your example, can block it. I haven't seen or heard of drain clogging happening that often, and it hasn't happened to me, but today when I looked at the scrubber (day 10) I noticed that the drains were hardly visible from the top, and I have 2 drains that are not directly under the screen (on the ends), so I know what you're concerned with.

To make this work for your system, it would require sealing the hole in the bottom of the box, drilling a new one in the center, bending some 1/8" acrylic (not hard) or bonding some 3/16" or 1/4" (also not hard), and installing a couple of 1/4" x 1/4" strips to the inside of the box (not hard). You would also have to trim off the bottom of the screen and maybe about 1/2" to 1" off the sides. You might not have to do the sides, and wouldn't have to re-cut a slot tube if you just cut then at an angle starting about 1/4 of the way down from the slot.

Thanks for the input. I have since slowed the flow down a good amount since I plumbed it into the system. Now the water doesn't accumulate as much as it used to. Though I wonder if I should turn the flow back up to get more 3D growth. If I do turn the flow up, this sounds like a sure fire way to help with the clogging.

I am debating on waiting until the new style scrubber is released to upgrade. I am adding another 40g tank to the system so it should be an interesting addition.

spideybry
03-26-2012, 09:26 PM
Here is a video update :)

http://youtu.be/1va1q2ooApY

sklywag
03-31-2012, 09:29 AM
Very nice.

kotlec
04-01-2012, 06:48 AM
Indeed