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kerry
01-30-2012, 01:19 PM
I just upgraded my one just like SM, its vert now as of Sunday night. It started out with a CFL then I built a LED array for it with 4 660nm. Now its vertical and the screen is much shorter and I am using 2 660nm LED's per side. In the first pic if you look way to the upper right you can see a little slice of my double screen scrubber that runs my 150G FW. In the second pic you can see the horizontal filter base is still there. I am making a bracket so I can set in on my acrylic cover so I can remove the base for the horizontal base. I am also fabricating a cover that will hold the LED heat sinks and cover the top. This is still in the test and design Phase.

Floyd R Turbo
01-30-2012, 02:59 PM
Ahh, the telltale alien-pink glow of 660s...

I saw Rygh posted in one of his threads recently that he noted a significant difference in strength of the algae by adding a blue to the mix.

On your build, the thing that worries me the the most is the way that thing is supported. Looks borderline dangerous. Just sayin'.

kerry
01-30-2012, 03:24 PM
I know, its in there pretty snug though. LOL. It does look scary!!! My wife said the something, I told here to make it move and that satisfied her. I want to make the drains in the bottom connect to a couple or three bulk heads in the acrylic top. This way it only moves when that half of the top is moved. I could even then mount the little pump I use the lid as well and make it all one unit??!!?? Its still a work in progress, thanks for the concern Sir. I also plan to put some blue in my next one. I will be converting my 40G to LED's pretty soon, my parts should be here this week. Its a 6x6 so I figured 4 660nm in a square pattern with a blue right in the middle.

kerry
02-23-2012, 11:30 AM
Here is a few pics of my New LED scrubber screen. I think I might back the lighting off about an hour or two, any other suggestions please feel free to let me know. This is the 2nd cleaning.

Floyd R Turbo
02-23-2012, 11:36 AM
That screen looks great for the 3rd cleaning! Is the darker looking algae in the first 2 pics kind of slimy and comes off easily with a light swipe? It looks like the slime coating I get on mine around day 8 or 9

kerry
02-23-2012, 11:56 AM
I guess pics of the first cleaning would have been useful. So here they are. 1ST cleaning:

kerry
02-23-2012, 12:03 PM
Its really harder to scrap off with the vertical LED's now. Its holding on pretty well actually. All the nutrients are zero-ish which is better then the other horizontal LED.

kerry
02-23-2012, 12:04 PM
I thought maybe I would go two weeks but it starts to clog the slot.

Floyd R Turbo
02-23-2012, 12:04 PM
phenomenal first week growth. Was that starting from a bare screen???

kerry
02-23-2012, 12:06 PM
No, it was cleaned from my horizontal then I cut it down to fit the new vert unit. It looked just like the cleaned screen in the above 2nd cleaning photo.

SantaMonica
02-23-2012, 02:46 PM
It could use more hours, not less.

kerry
02-23-2012, 03:00 PM
OK, great! Its on now for about 16.5 hours I will bump it up to 18 this weekend. Its on the same driver as the display LED's but, I got my little driver in yesterday that is intended to go for the scrubber LED's only. Thanks for the info Sir!!