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    Cool, let me know how that turns out. Def want to...

    Cool, let me know how that turns out. Def want to see the plans on paper.
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    Gotcha, will they be hard, or flowy like paper?

    Gotcha, will they be hard, or flowy like paper?
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    I like that idea, more confined=less space for...

    I like that idea, more confined=less space for bubbles to disperse. I wonder if doing that will restrict growth too much though. So you are thinking of bending really thin acrylic to do that?
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    I wound up not using the U, just because there is...

    I wound up not using the U, just because there is not enough space to make it efficient with the water level I have to work with. I will just wind up cleaning the air stones regularly. This is...
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    Hmm one of these? I don't really have a blow...

    Hmm one of these? I don't really have a blow torch lol. I guess I can try to use a blow dryer. I will go to Walmart today and see what I can find.
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    The new Upflow Algae Scrubber (UAS)

    So I was thinking of a way to create some sort of way to force more bubble contact with the screen. I was debating on using an acrylic build kind of what someone else built, but my acrylic isn't my...
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    I would buy sheet acrylic, but I don't have a...

    I would buy sheet acrylic, but I don't have a table saw to cut these guys. If I did, I would be making all sorts of stuff.
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    Ah I see what you did now. If the bubbles are big...

    Ah I see what you did now. If the bubbles are big enough they shouldn't go through.

    I need some acrylic -.- I wish I could fabricate with acrylic lol.
    I would make a removable V, kind of like...
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    Ah gotcha. Did you just use rods for that? Here...

    Ah gotcha. Did you just use rods for that? Here is a little mock up of what I was thinking to do with mine. Going off your idea, but making it a V set up.
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    I am really digging this look. It forces air...

    I am really digging this look. It forces air contact, the solid piece of acrylic behind the screen doesn't let air push through but redirects it up, and looks like the effect is to get total screen...
  11. Thread: Co2 turbo

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    Well since the kalk helps stabalize levels such...

    Well since the kalk helps stabalize levels such as alk and calc, it would really be beneficial to add a calc reactor since it they would compliment each other. Stability of ph and stabilization of...
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    You could get away with adding a calcium reactor,...

    You could get away with adding a calcium reactor, that will drop the ph a bit but it will also adding co2 into the water column.
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    So I wonder if I need to start introducing iodide...

    So I wonder if I need to start introducing iodide and str into the tank through dosing. So far I haven't dosed anything. I also need to see what concentrations of Iodide and Str are in nori, which I...
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    That is why I didn't include them in the trace...

    That is why I didn't include them in the trace elements. Those we obviously need to replenish. Question still stands as far as "trace elements"
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    How long has your scrubber been up?

    Hey all, I was just chatting with a friend and we started talking about how my tank is doing etc etc. He loved my system, corals, colors, etc. Then he was blown away when I told him I had only done...
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    Got to keep in mind you will always have people...

    Got to keep in mind you will always have people that jump on the haters bandwagon any where you go. Best you can do is just go for it and hope to not get flamed like crazy. I think the best course of...
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    I could have sworn you were another Rick lol....

    I could have sworn you were another Rick lol. Where are you in PA?
  18. Sorry, those bulbs have been on since the...

    Sorry, those bulbs have been on since the scrubber has been on lol. So april of last year. I will have the check the lighting schedule to see. They are T5s btw.
  19. Thread: 83g Rimless

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    Here is a video update :) ...

    Here is a video update :)

    http://youtu.be/1va1q2ooApY
  20. Will new bulbs make that much of a difference?

    So I have been running my scrubber for about a year now (since april of last year). I usually just feed pellets for my fish and occasionally some cubes of mixed food. I am by no means a heavy feeder...
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    +1 n how often you scraping?

    +1 n how often you scraping?
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    Hey rick, you ever get around to what you are...

    Hey rick, you ever get around to what you are going to do?
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    Looking forward to seeing them.

    Looking forward to seeing them.
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    The eggcrate didn't smell bad, it was the brown...

    The eggcrate didn't smell bad, it was the brown slimish stuff that was in the scrubber that smelled horrible. But yes, so far it seems as if that eggcrate is def a magnet for this stuff. I have since...
  25. Thread: 83g Rimless

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    Thanks for the input. I have since slowed the...

    Thanks for the input. I have since slowed the flow down a good amount since I plumbed it into the system. Now the water doesn't accumulate as much as it used to. Though I wonder if I should turn the...
  26. Thread: 83g Rimless

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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v406/spideybry/I...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v406/spideybry/IMG_5011.jpg
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    Adding Eggcrate to Systems

    Hey all, I have been using my scrubber for around 6 months now probably. I was getting nice green growth as well as nice patches of red turf on the sections of higher flow. I added some egg crate...
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    What am I missing?

    This algae has never really gone away. What am I missing here?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v406/spideybry/IMG_4887.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v406/spideybry/IMG_4884.jpg
  29. Thread: 83g Rimless

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    Re: 83g Rimless

    It is only getting that high because of the algae that accumulates and "strings up" if that makes any sense... Maybe I am putting too much flow through it... I do have a lot of turf growing on the...
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    Re: 83g Rimless

    lol thanks :) Tang police doesn't scare me :D lol They see me rollin' they hatin....



    I got it from a place from Canada called Miracles Aquariums. They do nice work. There are a bunch of places...
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    Re: Coming Soon: Algae Scrubber II

    Is this something that is being geared more towards nano/smaller tanks? If so do you have plans to translate it to a large scale setup?
  32. Thread: 83g Rimless

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    Re: 83g Rimless

    Maybe you just have to keep running and cleaning, especially if you are getting that dark algae. That type never lets light in.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v406/spideybry/-1-1copy.jpg...
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    Re: 83g Rimless

    Maybe it is your light? What kind of LEDs do you have in there?
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    Re: 83g Rimless

    How long has it been up?




    Thanks. They are AI Sol Blue LED Pendants.



    What you wanna know/see? lol
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    Re: 83g Rimless

    I may add another drain in the middle... I just need to get another bulkhead then, idk -_- I kind of like the 3d growth, but at what cost? -_-
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    Re: 83g Rimless

    SPS growth is doing well so far. LPS not so much honestly. Can't figure out if it is my clowns harassing most of the corals or what....
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    Re: 83g Rimless

    This is the problem -_-

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v406/spideybry/-1-1copy.jpg
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    Re: 83g Rimless

    Hey guys thanks :) For some reason I wasn't bookmarked on this thread. I just based my design off of the SM100, just simplified. My algae keeps clogging the drain on my scrubber and causing it to...
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    83g Rimless

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v406/spideybry/FTS.jpg
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  40. Re: What is the GPH of water coming from overflow

    I think Santa is going to tell ya to measure it, under actual operation. In other words take a known gallon size bucket, and use your stopwatch (on your cell phone) to measure how fast the gallon...
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    Re: ATS for 83g Custom setup

    Thanks for the input. I will def do that on the next cleaning. I also installed a mag12 and throttled it back :) The 3000k bulbs are there too :)
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    Re: ATS for 83g Custom setup

    Good growth so far in the bototm 1" of the box. Seems HA is growing on the box and bottom. Do you have any ideas how to keep the tufts of algae that get detached away from your DT? Also I switched to...
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    Re: Article on Reeftools about Scrubbers

    Haha,it looks nice :) At least for people who have no idea what to expect from the scrubber, it will give em a good idea :) Hopefully more people will see it as a valid form of scrubbing :)
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    Article on Reeftools about Scrubbers

    http://reeftools.com/news/taking-it-old-school-scrubber-style/
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    Re: ATS for 83g Custom setup

    I think it is mainly because of the Vortech kicking up sand. FIlter socks usually do get dirty either way, new tank or not. There is no detritus in the sump. I am waiting a bit before I do remove the...
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    Re: ATS for 83g Custom setup

    It is a new tank though :/ It is comin up diiiirty haha.

    Should I still do it?
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    Re: ATS for 83g Custom setup

    Scrubber is up and running, just waiting for the lights now :D I also need to get a better pump. Right now I am running a mag5. I also added a full load of fish to the tank. I also moved my skimmer...
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    Re: Help on my design/idea

    I moved the lights off to the side a bit so it is more at an angle. Let's see how it does.
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    Re: SM-100 on my ELOS 120

    Beautiful tank. Are you running a skimmer on the set up as well? I thought I saw one in the sump on the right hand side but I am not sure.

    Also are you doing WCs or just dosing?
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    Re: Help on my design/idea

    Here is the screen now. Still have cyano in the tank though :/

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v406/spideybry/b21cc105.jpg
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