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    Dec 08 TOTM uses an ATS

    Reefkeeping.com Tank of the Month (TOTM) winner Paul Brune (Reefkeeper2) is using an ATS nowadays.

    Equipment video, which includes his ATS...
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    What ever happened to Eric Borneman?

    The subject says in all. :D
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    Re: Official Scrubber Pay-it-Forward thread

    Big Kudos to srusso for getting our first Algae Scrubber "sticky" listed at Reefcentral.com under the advanced topics section. Pay it forward and help your fellow reefers in need of help. Santa...
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    Re: ATS on large tanks?

    +1 with what Santa Monica said. Another benefit of running more than one big scrubber is that you can clean one scrubber and leave the other one up and running. Then you alternate cleanings week...
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    Re: ATS on large tanks?

    +1
  6. Use a carbide tip "rasp" bit to roughen up your screen

    Get great results using these rasp bits and a drill to roughen up your screen. Thought I'd pass it along...
  7. Thread: Coraline

    by chrissu
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    Re: Coraline

    I used to have very little coraline and I would sometimes look at my scrubber and wonder if my scrubber was the cause. After all, coraline algae is another form of algae right? Could have an issue...
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    Re: Help on my design/idea

    +1. It will be fine if in the water.
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    Re: Automatic Continuous Feeder - DIY

    I'm planning to make a DIY continuous feeder and was hoping to get your input on a couple of things to make sure I have a plan that makes sense. Thanks in advance.

    Liquid Food - I've seen you...
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    Re: Official Scrubber Pay-it-Forward thread

    Less than 24 hours later and yet another pay-it-forward effort result. It's rewarding to help others like this.
    Dear chrissu,

    lbheyman has just replied to a thread you have subscribed to...
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    Re: Official Scrubber Pay-it-Forward thread

    Another inspired Reefer!

    This thread is located at:
    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1968328&goto=newpost

    Here is the message that has just been posted:
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    Re: Official Scrubber Pay-it-Forward thread

    and one of responses


    ^ IMO an ATS scrubber big enough for an azoox system the size of Mike's system will just be an extreme waste of space time and money with little to no benefits.
    I'd hate to...
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    Re: Official Scrubber Pay-it-Forward thread

    New scrubber thread...
    http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1968328
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    Re: Official Scrubber Pay-it-Forward thread

    Srusso, great job of helping others. Nice work!
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    Re: Official Scrubber Pay-it-Forward thread

    This person was really struggling with dieing corals and nitrates at 50ppm. He posted a picture of his dieing corals up on reefcentral and was asking for help.
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    Official Scrubber Pay-it-Forward thread

    Since we're going to try to start an outpouring of generosity towards our fellow reefers, this is the official Scrubber Pay-it-Forward thread:

    Ground rules:
    1) If you participate in other sites...
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    Re: Automatic Continuous Feeder - DIY

    Hello Bryan,
    I recently purchased a can of shelled oysters, blended a couple of oysters up with 2 cups of rodi water to a fine puree and started adding a tablespoon or so of the mix to the tank...
  18. Re: For Sale: Santa Monica 100 Acrylic Scrubber

    I posted my ATS for sale last month and quickly posted a short note saying that it had been sold. The truth is, I never did sell it and instead I just decided to keep it. So here is the story. A...
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    Re: ATS and Macroalgae

    OK, thanks. I'll let you know how it turns out.
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    Re: ATS and Macroalgae

    Hello SM, You mentioned using rock rubble. For a refugium/sump they don't have to look pretty so would you recommend cheap rock rubble from a place they sells rock for landscaping (like home depot)...
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    Re: Where are good sps tank?

    Iggy, How's your SPS growing this month?
  22. Re: For Sale: Santa Monica 100 Acrylic Scrubber $250!

    Sold!
  23. For Sale: Santa Monica 100 Acrylic Scrubber $250!

    Santa Monica 100 Acrylic Scrubber, less than a year old. It works great but I don't need it anymore (long story). $250 plus shipping from Tampa. For more information send email to...
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    Re: My "Santa Monica 100 Scrubber"

    The extra drain consists of 1" bulkhead with a 1" diameter PVC pipe inserted in it. I am traveling this week but will be sure to get you the exact hight of the PVC pipe. My guess is that it is about...
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    Re: My Santa Monica - Algae Acrylic Scrubber 100

    It may be coming from your water source. Try testing your top off water for silicates. Here is a detailed read on silicates http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f45/silicates-125149.html#post1065374
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    Re: My "Santa Monica 100 Scrubber"

    Oh boy, I knew I'd get a reply from you about the protein skimmer :-) My ATS, actually your ATS, is a powerful system but there have been a couple of times where I ended up over cleaning the screens...
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    Re: My "Santa Monica 100 Scrubber"

    The light gets by the algae on the glass without being a problem. It cleans off easily enough too. Here is a close up of looking down into the chamber. Lots of algae!
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    Re: My "Santa Monica 100 Scrubber"

    I recently installed a small cabinet outside of the house. That's the gray cabinet on the right. The tank is just inside the window and the plumbing is run through the window using a piece of drilled...
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    Re: My "Santa Monica 100 Scrubber"

    Hi Dota, The light makes its way past any algae growing on the glass without a problem. The algae is literally suspended in water. I'll take a couple of pictures of that for you and will post them.
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    Re: My "Santa Monica 100 Scrubber"

    I used to clean my ATS every 7 days but I have backed off of that schedule a bit. Nowadays I only clean the screens about once every 10-14 days. When I do a cleaning it is always just one half of the...
  31. Thread: Pancake syrup

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    Re: Pancake syrup

    I found the answer here. http://www.radio-media.com/fish/LFSscre ... emoved.jpg

    The pancake syrup is apparently just excess nutrient. I'll be sure to clean the screen in the morning.
  32. Thread: Pancake syrup

    by chrissu
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    Pancake syrup

    Hello Santa Monica and ATS experts out there,

    I've been seeing a clear, slime coating growing over the algae on my ATS screen. It seems to be coating of some type and kinda reminds my of the look...
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    Re: going skimmerless

    I initially built my own using outdoor CFL floodlights. I saw the water quality go up but my DIY design was flawed and meant I was messing around with where the water lands on the screen and stuff...
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    Re: Pods pods and more pods!

    PM sent to Bridgeport.
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    Re: Pods pods and more pods!

    Hey Sklywag, Yep, my SM ATS makes a ton of algae in no time. I do like the idea you are proposing of using some sort of more open strainer instead of the sock. I'll have to give that a shot. Thanks!
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    Re: Pods pods and more pods!

    Hello Bridgeport,

    By bubble screen, are you referring to one like in this youtube video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQxUJtkKZmQ Or are you referring to something totally different? Is that a...
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    Pods pods and more pods!

    I'm looking for suggestions on how to get more pods from the ATS into my display tank where the fish can make good use of them. The way I run my ATS now, there is a filter sock below the ATS that is...
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    Re: My "Santa Monica 100 Scrubber"

    I ordered a couple of LumenBright Wide mini 250w pendants and made a hood for the tank. The wife hates the hood idea so I'm going to have to change it to a canopy of some sort....
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    Re: My "Santa Monica 100 Scrubber"

    I placed the powerhead right in front of a rock that has a good bit of coraline algae growth on it. I'd heard that doing this helps to spead the coraline around the tank. It seems to be working so...
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    Re: My "Santa Monica 100 Scrubber"

    Here are a couple updated pictures of the tank for sklywag. As you can see, I reposition the rocks around from time to time :lol:.
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    Re: My "Santa Monica 100 Scrubber"

    A while back I mentioned that I was having a sump built with my new ATS in mind. I had the shell professionally made but put in the bubble traps, dividers and everything else myself. It's finished...
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    Re: Harvesting pods with a sump based scrubber

    Interesting find. I remember reading that some folks position their ATS up high behind their display tank so that the water returns to the tank right after exiting the ATS. They do this so that the...
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    Re: My "Santa Monica 100 Scrubber" Buying Experience

    I guess I will go out and get a small scale that measures in ounces. Once I have that, I will get you some hard numbers to compare.
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    Re: My "Santa Monica 100 Scrubber" Buying Experience

    The Santa Monica ATS is designed to hold about 1/2 inch of water at the bottom of the chamber where the light shines in and the screen sits. In effect, if you own an SM (Santa Monica ATS) you get...
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    Re: My Santa Monica - Algae Acrylic Scrubber 100

    I've been running my own SM scrubber for a while now and it is working perfectly for me. Here are a couple of pictures I took of the SM yesterday before doing a weekly screen cleaning. I cleaned that...
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    Re: My "Santa Monica 100 Scrubber" Buying Experience

    I've been running this SM scrubber for a while now and it is working as advertised. Here are a couple of pictures I took of the SM yesterday before doing a weekly screen cleaning. As you can see, I...
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    Re: SantaMonica tank 1-1-09

    No worries and thanks again for the pendant idea. I'll do some checking around...
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    Re: My "Santa Monica 100 Acrylic Scrubber" Buying Experience

    Here are a couple of new pictures of algae from the ATS. This is about a weeks worth. The water quality is such that I've stopped doing water changes and have moved on to dosing with pickling lime. ...
  49. Re: So you want more algae growth in your ATS?

    I've been doing some more comparisons and the increase in algae growth when using this 3D idea is almost twice that of the normal method. It seems that floating the algae 3D style and letting all...
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    Re: SantaMonica tank 1-1-09

    A pendant sounds really good, especially if that means that I could completely skip the canopy. I want to insure that all the direct light is pointing downward into the tank and not shining into our...
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