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    Materials sticky?

    Hi everyone, I've built a couple of scrubbers now. the first one was the super basic, super cheap, two light bulbs and a screen version but it still cost:

    $5 per light socket (Home Depot)
    $10 for...
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    Re: Fans/Air Exposure/Gas Exchange... why?

    One other advantage I can think of is that the slower, less turbulent flow through the chamber would not tend to tear off the long, fragile strands of hair algae as much, and they could stay in the...
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    Re: Fans/Air Exposure/Gas Exchange... why?

    You've said this before, but my question was WHY? Is this just speculation, observation from experience, or scientific fact based on someone's research?



    I would not be trying to get it to grow...
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    Re: Fans/Air Exposure/Gas Exchange... why?

    Fair enough, but if the window is smooth and clear the algae will not be able to gain as easy of a foothold there - especially if it's already established on the screen. I'd just wipe whatever algae...
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    Fans/Air Exposure/Gas Exchange... why?

    Can someone give me a technical explanation, or a resource where I can read about why you would want the algae to have such good coupling to the air? There are several scrubber designs that would...
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    Re: Screen lighting

    Been doing a bunch of research on this topic. Here is an excellent and very detailed article on bulb comparison for planted aquaria: http://www.aquabotanic.com/lightcompare.htm. Apparently regular...
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    Re: 3G Scrubbers

    My .02

    I know your vision is a scrubber the size of a book, and visions are excellent when attempting to push new technology forward. As a DIY type of person, and a product designer for a retail...
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