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    Sticky: based on these guidelines, and just based on the...

    based on these guidelines, and just based on the screens size, what is a santamonica 100 rated for food wise?
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    Outdated and inefficient. Waterfalls are best if...

    Outdated and inefficient. Waterfalls are best if you can, and uas are great when you can't incorporate a waterfall.
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    Hmm.. I may be better off just ordering more t5...

    Hmm.. I may be better off just ordering more t5 bulbs then.
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    I'll answer all that I can for you. 1.) Not...

    I'll answer all that I can for you.

    1.) Not Sure
    2.) You can, just increase the feedings if you aren't getting enough growth.
    3.) No, just makes the water cleaner but has nothing to do with...
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    swapping my SM100 to LEDs.. need help

    I have a SM 100 acrylic algae scrubber


    I know SantaMonica swapped to leds a long while back, just curious what I need to do to swap to LEDs on mine. I would prefer a predone package.. and I need...
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    Sticky: What is the sm 100 rated for under these...

    What is the sm 100 rated for under these guidelines? Still roughly 10 cubes?
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    I have finally decided to pull it off the top of...

    I have finally decided to pull it off the top of the tank and give it it's own tank to dump in. I plumbed in a 40 breeder and ever since I haven't been able to get enough flow to the scrubber and the...
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    Kerry! I figured with it all in and working it...

    Kerry!

    I figured with it all in and working it wouldn't make sense to swap. I do need to replumb mine though. I'm not getting nearly enough flow to it and the micro bubbles in the tank are driving...
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    That's what I figured. Just wanted to hear...

    That's what I figured. Just wanted to hear someone else say it too!
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    Is the new UAS more efficient than the old design...

    Is the new UAS more efficient than the old design or just easier to build Is there any reason to tear apart my SM100s and convert them?
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    Re: SM100 week 6 algae check

    I am now feeding 2cubes, a full sheet of nori and about 1ml of oyster feast and 1ml of selcon each day.

    I had a large fish die which was trapped where I can't get to him. The lobster and other...
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    Re: SM100 week 4 algae check

    Ok, here are the pics of my 15 day growth before cleaning. Still a small amount of diatoms on one part of sand bed. Everything else has pretty well cleared up. The two balls of algae were pretty...
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    Re: Adeys Patent

    You need pumps for algae scrubbers as well... Screens could be replaced. You can mark up a scrubber the same way. Lights, bulbs. All more than the occasional pump. (especially on bulbs)

    I have had...
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    Re: Adeys Patent

    by this logic they wouldn't make Skimmers. 0 consumables with skimmers....
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    Re: SM100 week 4 algae check

    Thanks everyone. I cut the flow back some, no idea how much, enough to drop the water level a bit. And I won't clean again till a week from Sunday rather than on Sunday. The diatoms are really not...
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    Re: SM100 week 4 algae check

    210 gallon
    1 cube of random frozen foods every day
    half sheet of nori every day
    1ml of oyster feast every 3rd day or so (kind of randomly to be honest)

    I have some film algae, the tank overall...
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    SM100 week 6 algae check

    Week 2 after installation Screen (always cleaned on 7th day)
    http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/ae157/thatgrimguy/210%20Gallon%20Mixed%20Reef/2011-09-11174208.jpg...
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    Re: Sm 100 bubbles

    I'm going with a version of the pipe in pipe in pipe. And I'm going to glue the 2nd pipe to the bottom seal and drill holes all around the bottom 3" or that pipe then back up and down like pictured....
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    Re: Sm 100 bubbles

    Hmm... I may have a cool solution that combines the vertical and the horizontal pipe.

    Come out of the unit down about 1 foot then curve back up to next to the glass up to the surface from there...
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    Re: Sm 100 bubbles

    It's worth the extra work to me to keep the pods. I'm not about to add any mechanical filtration. As it sits now, the unit is sitting on the rim of the tank. Do people usually mount them a little...
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    Sm 100 bubbles

    Holy bubbles batman! I have my sm100 plumbed off my return on top of my tank and dumping straight into my display. The bubbles are crazy. I figured they would be though. How are people dealing with...
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    Re: DIY iron supplement

    I'm relatively new to the algae scrubber game.. But what's the iron for?
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    Re: Bought my Santa-Monica100 today!

    May have just gotten a 2nd sm-100, putting me in a position to go skimmer-less sooner..

    How long should I give the units to mature before pulling the skimmer offline?

    What are the...
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    Re: 3 SM 100's for sale

    I'm very interested in your other used SM100
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    Re: Bought my Santa-Monica100 today!

    What a shame if it is... I saw a couple of your videos of him and it took a solid 4 hours to pick my jaw up off the floor.

    I see what you mean in terms of food finding places to rot. I feel I'm...
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    Re: Bought my Santa-Monica100 today!

    Yeah... ridiculous overkill lol... But then I could just through a bunch of rubble and that in there and use it as a pod farm type fuge (no need for macro's I feel sure) On my 40B sump, 1 MP10 will...
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    Re: Bought my Santa-Monica100 today!

    Is that beautiful reef system that has the blue-ribbon eel of yours run without a sump?

    Could I put a Vortech MP10 on Nutrient Transport mode to keep everything in the sump as stirred up as the...
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    Re: Bought my Santa-Monica100 today!

    So, skimming only one overflow and scrubbing the other one (and skipping the skimmer section to keep the food in the water would be a perfectly acceptable way to start using the scrubber?

    I'm...
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    Re: Bought my Santa-Monica100 today!

    Thanks for the compliment! I take a lot of time and pride in my rockwork!

    That makes sense. I had been told that one unit could handle 10 cubes of food a day. That just seems a bit extreme...
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    Bought my Santa-Monica100 today!

    I have a recently set-up 210 gallon display. I set it up as a pretty standard berlin style system. It's been through cycle for about 2 months now, nitrates 10-15 and not sure about phosphates....
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