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  1. I am a little confused about screen size, if the...

    I am a little confused about screen size, if the calculator says I need 36 sq inches is that 36 if lit one side and 18 per side if lit 2 sides? The screen size calculator isnt very clear, I assume...
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    220 square inch screen?

    220 square inch screen?
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    Thanks for your replies!! Anyone have any...

    Thanks for your replies!!

    Anyone have any pictures or suggestions of easy ways to mount LEDs/Heatsink/Power supply to the DIY waterfall boxes? I have a couple ideas, but my ideas take 3-4 tries...
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    Ok Floyd I just want to pick your brain and make...

    Ok Floyd I just want to pick your brain and make sure I have this all straight...

    This is the LPC-35-700 driver:
    http://www.onlinecomponents.com/mean-well-lpc-35-700.html?p=11952180

    The RED...
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    My theory behind reducing the over flow pipe as...

    My theory behind reducing the over flow pipe as it nears the sump is to slow the water and force it through a smaller pipe in an effort to reduce the "crash" effect which causes many a micro bubble. ...
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    Thanks for your reply, but would you pardon my...

    Thanks for your reply, but would you pardon my ignorance here, what is lambertian reds? This is a new term to me and google didnt help clarify it.

    This is good news though, 2 LEDs per side will...
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    Help with a redesign on my scrubber system.

    I have been failing at scrubbing for the better part of 6 months, I have tried various sizes boxes and screens and am just not getting good growth I see everywhere else. My latest venture was with...
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    You were absolutely correct, a little shy of 5x5...

    You were absolutely correct, a little shy of 5x5 coverage.

    Question tho, my screen obviously is larger than that do I have to redesign or will having extra screen that doesnt get light hurt my...
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    I recently purchased these:...

    I recently purchased these:
    http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/204087149.html

    I went with 12:3 660 nm red, 450 blue

    I was advised however growth outside the primary light area wouldnt be to...
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    My screen is 9x4 with another roughly 3x3 section...

    My screen is 9x4 with another roughly 3x3 section at the bottom of my screen.

    Will putting the bulbs a little further back help with the spread, or mounting sideways and using a reflector help? ...
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    Well i was asking because i wasnt sure if the...

    Well i was asking because i wasnt sure if the threaded part was larger like large appliances have different sized AC plugs.
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    Pulled the trigger on this:...

    Pulled the trigger on this:
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Led-Par-light-grow-light-15W-red630-and-blue-460nm/567969442.html

    I went 12:3 Red/Blue Red=660nm, Blue=450nm, 110v, 68 dollars.
    ...
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    Ok, here comes the dumbest question yet.....

    Ok, here comes the dumbest question yet.. standard US light sockets are 110V? It seems these ali baba are all 220, can they be converted to run on 110, or no? If they can be converted, what type...
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    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Par-Led-light-for-L...

    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Par-Led-light-for-Led-grow-lighting-15W-red630-and-blue-460nm-high-quality-with-3years/569706625.html

    I found 15 Watt ones, but the red isnt the 660nm as I believe...
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    I found closer to what im looking for actually:...

    I found closer to what im looking for actually:
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Par38-E27-led-grow-light-blue460nm-and-red630nm-OEM-color-with-free-shipping/607686734.html

    Any reason these wont...
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    Recommended LED wattage?

    Just wondering if there is a general rule on LED watts, I am shopping on Ali Baba and there are lots of 7 and 13 watt LED light fixtures with the correct red:blue ration but just not sporting the 3...
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    I am finding out if I can get these with 3 watt...

    I am finding out if I can get these with 3 watt LED:

    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/High-Power-Plant-Grow-Spot-Down-Red-Blue-Light-640LM-Bulb-Lamp-E27-7w-7-1W/554366637.html

    Im not a DIY guy,...
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    It can take a little bit to get going, the screen...

    It can take a little bit to get going, the screen browning I think is normal initially.

    I just noticed this was 4 wks ago you posted. Do you have an update?
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    Just an update, my modified box design with water...

    Just an update, my modified box design with water in the box had to be changed again. Reason being I was starting to see cyano growth in the box and I didnt want to take any chances with it making...
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    3072 2 weeks of growth on new screen

    3072

    2 weeks of growth on new screen
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    Your scrubber never really started to work...

    Your scrubber never really started to work properly tho right? So you in my opinion have way to big of a screen, its therfor not growing, and therefor not working effectively to reduce N and P. If...
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    Yeah im just a newbie in the world of scrubbers,...

    Yeah im just a newbie in the world of scrubbers, but logic would also say if your screen was working optimally for your feeding it would take the N and P out once its working optimally with a thick...
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    You mention space, but this scrubber was build on...

    You mention space, but this scrubber was build on old sizing guidelines was it not? You could probably get away with using a much smaller scrubber now and i would guess have good results.

    Im...
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    I went on a mission to fix this up a bit... heres...

    I went on a mission to fix this up a bit... heres what I did.

    I cut about 1.5" off the bottom of the screen, then I notched a couple spots on the bottom edges of the screen roughly 3"x3" making...
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    I actually have read that and am familiar with...

    I actually have read that and am familiar with the new guidelines and MUCH smaller screens being used than the previous version.

    My problem with using such a small one is I already have this...
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    I just read through this thread and I see a lot...

    I just read through this thread and I see a lot of me in a lot of the stuff thats happened in your tank both with mysteriously dying corals and my original algae scrubber just not doing well. Oddly...
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    I also was wondering if the screen was cut...

    I also was wondering if the screen was cut shorter by ~3" 9.5x6 what could be done to reduce the splash going down the bulkheads on the bottom of the box. Would a simple piece of PVC with a 90...
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    Sticky: just checking in!

    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?2135-Sizing-opinions-needed
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    Sizing opinions needed

    I recently adopted a scrubber from a friend and adapted it to my tank, I just wanted to check in with my screen size/lighting and take suggestions. I have a good feeling my screen is to big but...
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    Sticky: Thanks Floyd, I do believe you answered my...

    Thanks Floyd, I do believe you answered my questions. I saw another thread where a guy had saran wrap on his scrubber but I wasnt sure that was an approved way of fixing the bubble problem.

    In...
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    Sticky: Thats the link to this thread, I have read in...

    Thats the link to this thread, I have read in fact I started with the same sized screen as mentioned in the summary. I just want clarification, and also I have other questions than just screen size....
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    Sticky: Perhaps I could get some guidance on my rebuild.....

    Perhaps I could get some guidance on my rebuild.. I recently adopted an algae scrubber with a 10.5 x 13" screen (way to big and expensive to light), I adapted it to my aquarium by gravity feeding it...
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