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    Yes

    I has not been that long in a while, but then I have been too busy. Air stone plugged, and took me a few months to replace.
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    No bubbles, as the screen is removed from the...

    No bubbles, as the screen is removed from the scrubber for the picture. The whole mass is algea.
  3. Blue green cyno

    Soft and fragile, cyanobacteria? Fish will leave it alone.

    Regular water changes
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    Recent growth

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    Fresh water up flow scrubber.
  5. I have one scrubber with 8.20 ph, I just leave...

    I have one scrubber with 8.20 ph, I just leave the lights on 24x7. So it's constant. I have never had any problems.

    Maybe a 2 on 2 off, cycle to balance the ph?
  6. Thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it.

    Thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it.
  7. Were do you get your leds?

    Were do you get your leds?
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    The top tank, stump. Is on full algea scrubber...

    The top tank, stump. Is on full algea scrubber for all bio filtration. So far it has held nitrates, at 15 ppm, unchanged for a month., my tap water is 10ppm. Nitrates were 20 plus at the start....
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    The tank that had the gem lights, has no scrubber...

    The tank that had the gem lights, has no scrubber at this time. I am reconfiguring the sump.
  10. The fluidised algea Scrubber, has completely, ...

    The fluidised algea Scrubber, has completely, used all the ammonia, preventing it from becoming nitrate.
    So after 2 weeks, nitrates are unchanged. I have increased the lights to 20 three...
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    Need 660nn leds, have cash.

    Ok, I have about 130 , misslabled 620nm leds. This is getting frustrating.

    From China, or USA is their any reputable place were I can buy 50 660nm leds. Or should I switch into 10 watt...
  12. 7384 Showing some potential, time will tell.

    7384
    Showing some potential, time will tell.
  13. Ammonia and ammonium

    I did not like .5ppm ammonia either. Just needed more algea growing. Last water test Friday. Had ZERO ammonia.
    With nitrates. Less than 20 ppm.
  14. 7381 Added some more ball, a while ago. ...

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    Added some more ball, a while ago.
    Ammonia is holding around, .50ppm, on the API liquid test. Ph 7.5 so according charts, the ammonia vs total ammonium is safe. I had to learn about it...
  15. Mbuna fry, lake malawai african cichlids

    They grow out a little slower, but they do well on it.
  16. Then I might just line all 4 sides with upflow...

    Then I might just line all 4 sides with upflow scrubber screens, add 4 bubble wands, and roll. With a 8"x18" x4 single sided cubed UFS. Then let the balls scour off algea from the screens.
    ...
  17. 7348 It's been operating 5 days, on scrubber...

    7348

    It's been operating 5 days, on scrubber filtration only. Feeding a tsp of 40% protein cichlid pellets.

    7349
    13 balls total with 10 660nm leds, at 20 to 30 watts.
    The balls are about 8...
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    Sticky: How many grams of 1.5mm pellets are in a teaspoon?

    How many grams of 1.5mm pellets are in a teaspoon?
  19. 7318 Top view,

    7318
    Top view,
  20. 7317 So far everything, has been going well. ...

    7317
    So far everything, has been going well. With a few minor tweaks, mostly to keep the balls from plugging the overflow tube.
  21. Scrubber balls

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    Just started them today in the newly siliconed 75 g sump. They were in the water below my waterfall scrubber on my green tank.
    Got a few more pumps, and wave makers to play with coming in...
  22. 7298 Newly modified 75g sump

    7298
    Newly modified 75g sump
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    markgrabill@hotmail.com

    markgrabill@hotmail.com
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    The scrubber lights are burned out. Running...

    The scrubber lights are burned out. Running 24x7 for the last year. I check the voltage regulator and the transformer was pushing 50 volts.
    Also I had one led go out, (noticed in a random...
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    7252 Have not done much with new sump, but the...

    7252
    Have not done much with new sump, but the turf algea grows well under led lighting. I mow it about once a week.
    The gem lights are working good, and grow a different type of algea fine...
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    green screen vs red and slime

    Nitrates are down to 15 ppm no3, a week from my last 33% water change with 12ppm no3. The dark green algae is still growing. I am feeding twice as much as 6 months ago. As the, Fry have grown...
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    The last 10 ppm nitrate.

    It gets close, it seems like something is missing for the algae to burn up the last bit of nitrate.
    I add a 400 gph powered/ pump finally. I should have long ago. It has really improved the...
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    might try some old fashioned 2700k 23 watt CFL.

    On freshwater, I have noticed 2700k CFL grow quite well.
    It would be a good light to compare to the GEM 5,. Did you even try and seed a screen?
    I get a lot off ugly brown slime on my...
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    light criticism

    It's a 12 bulb, 36 watt, good for a 5" green spot. As my best guess.
    Might burn, but hard to tell with the camera, as bright lights, mess with the camera.
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    6974 Automatic fish feeder. The drip thru...

    6974
    Automatic fish feeder.
    The drip thru scrubber, is mostly self cleaing, grows fine green hair algae. After a while the light gets over grown and needs maintenance.
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    6973 Both my tanks. The turf algae from the 6"...

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    Both my tanks. The turf algae from the 6" ball, has been slowly taking root on the plastic rock work.
    The top tank has minimal lighting. The green in the per right hand corner is turf...
  32. 6972 Turf Algae, growing under cfl. On the...

    6972
    Turf Algae, growing under cfl. On the right is what started accidently. The left side is being cultivated.
  33. 6971 Algae covered ball, It seems to work. ...

    6971
    Algae covered ball, It seems to work. After a few days the balls jam up from thick algae.
    Any algae that grows stays in the chamber and builds into a floating glob.
    Ideally I...
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    You might try adding actual, salt grown turf...

    You might try adding actual, salt grown turf algae as seed, to start it growing. I left a screen in a creek, all summer in fresh water, I now have a very different algae's growing.
  35. Fresh water Plants, growing on my scrubber.

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    ? Help Id, course turf like, strong hair like, grows 12+" long
    Native to Iowa, Mississippi drainage. Growing under 2700k and under LED Reef light, and 640nm red led.

    6937
    Moss...
  36. I am not attempting to house any bacteria, only...

    I am not attempting to house any bacteria, only algea.
    The turbulent area below the scrubber. Where the golf balls are, has algea growing in a thick clumps. So much that the balls becomes...
  37. each light is only .25 watts.

    Your going too need higher wattage led chips. It lacks the power to penatrate water.
  38. Hi Paul. Nice mbuna aquarium. I like your rock...

    Hi Paul. Nice mbuna aquarium. I like your rock work. Is the purple color from the rocks, or an algae growing on them?
  39. algae ball

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    It's a start.
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    6892 Trying to Id, Freshwater micro bugs, about...

    6892 Trying to Id, Freshwater micro bugs, about the size of an aphid. This is the juvenile. The adult can fly, but they can only go a few inches at a time. Water skipping is what it appears.
  41. algae balls

    They are indoor, practice golf balls, like a ping pong ball.
  42. 6890 a 50 Gph pump keeps them in turbulence. ...

    6890 a 50 Gph pump keeps them in turbulence.
    6891 The golf balls.
  43. Trying something different. Fluidised golf balls. kaldness.

    Well I have 3 scrubbers, on two tanks. An up flow, waterfall, and a drip through, experiment in progress.
    I acuired a 75 gallon sump tank, for my lower 75 needs some work still.
    My top tank...
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    The scrubber lights are back up. With the aid...

    The scrubber lights are back up. With the aid of a new transformer.
    Just really unlucky with some water drips, from my top tank. It has a poly floss filter tray on top. That caused a random...
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    Mortar sticks good enough to pvc?
    I have been pondering the feasibility of an algae reactor. Hybrid between k1 kaldness and an up flow scrubber.
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    transformer

    It was plugged in for 24 hour before I noticed that the scrubber lights, were not turning on, with the timer.
    I put it in the oven, on 150. I was wondering if a transformer rated at 4 amps 48...
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    Hi. I got the 48 volt transformer soaking wet. ...

    Hi.
    I got the 48 volt transformer soaking wet. I have an 48 volt x 4 amp transformer. In my bone yard. Will the high amperage rating cause any problems. Thanks
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    6874 Changed out tank lights. 24" led 100 watt...

    6874
    Changed out tank lights. 24" led 100 watt reef light.
    1 48" 50/50 t-8, 1 48" 6500K t-8.
    Changed back ground. Centered green growth under led.
    Scrubbers still going strong.
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    6816 6" ball of algae growing from scrubber...

    6816
    6" ball of algae growing from scrubber scraps
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    6780 Latest growth. Mostly all green. My guess...

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    Latest growth. Mostly all green. My guess is that the additional scrubber I added is reducing the overly nutrient rich water.
    Also feeding a sinking pellet. Which is quicker to remove if...
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