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    ATS waterfall failing

    Dear all,

    I'm Tim from the Netherlands. I build my diy waterfall scrubber some time ago; acrylic box lid from 1 side by 14x660nm phote red leds. 42cm wide screen. flow 3500 liter per hours. I...
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    It currently 7 x 11 cm.. enough for 1/2 cube...

    It currently 7 x 11 cm.. enough for 1/2 cube food.. its better than nothing haha. Maybe it is possible to extend it a bit further.. a pvc framework maybe.. but it is quite challenging in this...
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    Update: the design did not work for me.. I failed...

    Update: the design did not work for me.. I failed to figure out why so I decided to go with a mini waterfall scrubber
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    Thank you! I'll just sit and wait. I hope it will...

    Thank you! I'll just sit and wait. I hope it will grow a good amount of algae to compete with the algae in the display tank. Unfortunately I still have a bunch of hair algae on the back of the glass...
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    Thank you for your reply.. it took some time and...

    Thank you for your reply.. it took some time and I changed a few bits and pieces, but I there has been some growing going on. There have not been any pieces floating around as far as I can see, so...
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    I will stick with the current set-up then.. and...

    I will stick with the current set-up then.. and hope to get a lot of algae growing. Unfortunately I had an accident with the fist scrubber where I tried to scrape hair algae from the glass.. but I...
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    I also added the airlift because there are 2...

    I also added the airlift because there are 2 glass walls on the sides (which devides the sump area in different parts).. so the airlift is below these 2 glass side panels else it would just circulate...
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    The only thing that bothers me is that it is just...

    The only thing that bothers me is that it is just a few cm deep.. I am worried that this will not be sufficient... however.. I am stuck with this size scrubber.. 9cm by 11cm.. is the size of the...
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    I recently made a floating style scrubber.. some...

    I recently made a floating style scrubber.. some pictures;
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    Thank you for the feedback! I guess that would be...

    Thank you for the feedback! I guess that would be difficult to achieve.. air will rise up and not pass the algae. I'll go with the normal setup.. however.. I wondered about the following: santa...
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    Small update, the tank had some ups and downs.. I...

    Small update, the tank had some ups and downs.. I overfed and got quite a bit of hair algae in the tank instead of the scrubber. Scrubber has been growing green hair algae but it is turning yellow so...
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    It sure is, a little algae can make a big...

    It sure is, a little algae can make a big difference!! What do you think about the bridgelux 400-840nm leds? They cover a wide area of the red spectrum and a bit of blue. I have a silimar bulb with...
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    Incredibly.. the red slime has VANISHED... i am...

    Incredibly.. the red slime has VANISHED... i am amazed how fast the cyano disappeared after some algea started to grow.. I decided to buy 2 new type led grow spots. Both have 5 x 3w bridgelux...
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    cob grow light 15w, good?

    Dear all,

    Does anyone have experience with this type of led light (cob = chip on board). I wonder how well this light grows algae:
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    I am currently running both indeed. I first tried...

    I am currently running both indeed. I first tried 2x15w and got some growth 18 hours on, 6 hours off.
    There are some patches of green stuff growing on the glass now;
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    Well it seems that I am not getting my mony back,...

    Well it seems that I am not getting my mony back, the chinese seller simply states they tested the wavelenght and that it is 660nm.. however.. it cannot be 660nm because it is orange. It is easy to...
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    Today I received my second led light,...

    Today I received my second led light, unfortunately I noticed a difference between 2 identical leds lights i purchased. The second one turned out to be totally different the blue is much more bright...
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    That is the answer I was hoping for, a waiting...

    That is the answer I was hoping for, a waiting game it is. I will post an update on the scrubber as soon I notice any significant differences. Lights are now on 18 hours a day. I guess some slimy...
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    I really appreciate the replies. I wondered...

    I really appreciate the replies. I wondered though how I should optimise conditions even more for growing algae. I currently have some cyano on the sandbed (and glass if i dont clean them for a week...
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    Few more pictures.. a bit dark at the moment...

    Few more pictures.. a bit dark at the moment though;
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    The distance between the led spot and the white scrubber section approximately 4 inches (lowest section 6.7 inch, upper...
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    UAS for aquamedic cubicus

    Dear All,

    I've been reading about algea scrubbers for a while and decided to build a simple diy upflow algea scrubber. I have an aquamedic cubicues aquarium and currently have some issues with red...
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