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  1. Green. You should have mentioned you were...

    Green. You should have mentioned you were planning a skimmer.

    Anyway. I turned my lights back on today and tank looks much much better. Still have algae seems to be some dead just lying on the...
  2. My screen looks a lot like yours before I clean....

    My screen looks a lot like yours before I clean. Maybe not as much yellow. But I have some. I'd clean that screen better. Add something to prevent growth at slot. I use a couple of black plastic...
  3. One on each side within 3 or 4 inches of screen...

    One on each side within 3 or 4 inches of screen and with reflectors.

    Just did a 5 gallon water change. More so vacuuming out algae as I pulled it off rock and scraped back wall. Been running only...
  4. Well........kind of hard to say. If I think about...

    Well........kind of hard to say. If I think about it. It seems when I have way oversized scrubbers I have no problems.
    On my first 90 g I had a 10x10-12 horizontal screen and tank was great. Went...
  5. Lets see if I can clear this up. I had a 90g a...

    Lets see if I can clear this up. I had a 90g a couple years ago that ran solely with an ATS for a few years like a champ with no water changes and looked beautiful using old size guide lines. Sold it...
  6. Scrubber is same one I was using for almost a...

    Scrubber is same one I was using for almost a year on temporary tank with great results. Temporary tank was 45 gallon. This set up is 90. Screen size is 7x7 maybe with two 23 watt CFLS on both sides.
  7. Well I recently added a skimmer after losing five...

    Well I recently added a skimmer after losing five fish and watching corals shrivel to nothing overnight for who knows why. The tank was about to crash for one reason or another. I am running...
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    Nice.

    Nice.
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    Seems like that would be awfully noisy.

    Seems like that would be awfully noisy.
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    Aye... I thought of that. Running a Herbie and...

    Aye... I thought of that. Running a Herbie and putting the intake to skimmer at bottom of pipe and then as you said. Scrubber pump at the skimmer exit. Currently feed scrubber from overflow and like...
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    Well I did it. I bought a skimmer. A BM Nac-7....

    Well I did it. I bought a skimmer. A BM Nac-7. Skimmers have come a long way since I owned one. Got a deal on it. Dropped it in sump. Made bubbles like nobodies business. Settled down after a day.
    ...
  12. Thread: Why the box?

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    I get no stray algae growth on my box or in my...

    I get no stray algae growth on my box or in my sump. It's all clear acrylic. I did have a bottom on it but I built it too and just decided to cut it off and now it just falls in to sump. The water...
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    I asked that back in post #37

    I asked that back in post #37
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    Missing from this I think is skimmer placement or...

    Missing from this I think is skimmer placement or if it matters. Before or after scrubber?
    Is it not fact that saltwater airates(?) more than fresh? So placement wouldn't matter? Or is super...
  15. Thread: How come???

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    Hahaaa.. No kidding. Used to hide the fact I had...

    Hahaaa.. No kidding. Used to hide the fact I had a scrubber on my tank. People would come over for something and ask why my tank was so quiet or just want to see my sump area. Their eyes would bulge...
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    Any chance of a wide/wider angle shot?

    Any chance of a wide/wider angle shot?
  17. Thread: S.S.S.S.

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    Come on now. You know on this site we don't care...

    Come on now. You know on this site we don't care about perfection during trial and err stages. We want video.
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    Ah.... I think I see that in my head. Wish I...

    Ah.... I think I see that in my head. Wish I didn't toss my old horizontal tray I had. I would try what you got going.

    Seems I had more copepod production with the horizontal.
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    So that tray is suspended from the side of your...

    So that tray is suspended from the side of your sump under your scrubber. Statement. Not a question.
    Question. Is it noisy having the water shallow under the screen? I don't have an ATO. I just...
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    Bristle worm.

    Bristle worm.
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    Thought on this RGB LED

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-Low-Voltage-20W-RGB-Color-LED-Flood-Light-Landscape-Garden-Outdoor-Remote-/330914858524?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d0c10061c
  22. Thread: Pulsed flow

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    When all the hype of the UAS came out and I...

    When all the hype of the UAS came out and I almost got caught up in it. I was thinking of using one for it. I have a very sturdy plastic one and thought that the slant against the glas would force...
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    So you think if I get the 8 LED kit for a screen...

    So you think if I get the 8 LED kit for a screen that's about 7x7 would be fine with four on each side?
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    LED builds and calculator don't add up

    Thinking of doing an LED build seeing some of the new posts and crazy green growth.
    According to the calculator. A 1 cube a day scrubber only needs 2-3 watt LEDs per side. But everyone is running...
  25. Thread: Pulsed flow

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    What if you built it just under water surface or...

    What if you built it just under water surface or at surface and use one of those Tunze wave boxes? Would take a large sump and those boxes aren't cheap. But some of you seem to have money trees in...
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    Those must be some smart people. They recognize...

    Those must be some smart people. They recognize intelligent design. Said so right on their video.
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    A whole cube in a 15 gallon Paludarium which is...

    A whole cube in a 15 gallon Paludarium which is really only about 7 gallons of water? I think you're over feeding?
    Besides that. What you could do using the existing lighting for it, would be create...
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    How big is this thing? looks huge. Your slot is...

    How big is this thing? looks huge. Your slot is going to be 20 plus inches long by how many tall?
  29. Thread: 220g Reef Tank

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    And you have a wife?

    And you have a wife?
  30. Make sure screen is rough enough to hold algae.

    Make sure screen is rough enough to hold algae.
  31. In picture #4, I can see your screen has not been...

    In picture #4, I can see your screen has not been roughed up. That thing needs to be almost shreaded to hold any algae.
  32. Will this be posted in the "Scrubbers for...

    Will this be posted in the "Scrubbers for dummies" section?
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    How did I miss this tank till now? Very nice.

    How did I miss this tank till now? Very nice.
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    Funny. I'd see those and think they were cute....

    Funny. I'd see those and think they were cute. Never knowing any better.
    Looking at this thread again makes me want to buy a similar set up.
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    How did sea grass cause crash? One reason I like...

    How did sea grass cause crash?
    One reason I like freshwater tanks. I think plants make them more appealing to the eye and natural. Watching the fish move through them is nice.
    Don't recall where I...
  36. Thread: My 90

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    I didn't know what I was looking at there....

    I didn't know what I was looking at there. Thought you were calling your refugium with chaeto a scrubber. Now that SM mentioned horizontal/river I see it. And the great HA growth. You have a 500...
  37. Thread: My 90

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    Nice. I have the same tank. I find the left...

    Nice. I have the same tank. I find the left corner beside the overflow is hard to get flow to. Tends to be a settling point for crud....
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    I've used UltraLIfe red slime remover without...

    I've used UltraLIfe red slime remover without fail. Chemi-clean I haven't used.
  39. That is very cool.

    That is very cool.
  40. I'm proof ATS work. You guys are talking rocket...

    I'm proof ATS work. You guys are talking rocket science I have no idea about. Back when I built my first scrubber till I built my most recent one I haven't learned anymore about the technical side of...
  41. Amp. That's funny. I was going to have a lot more...

    Amp. That's funny. I was going to have a lot more to my post but thought I was rambling. So I deleted it. I've always been a budget reefer so never owned too much equipment or high end stuff. But...
  42. I don't bother anymaore. If people come over to...

    I don't bother anymaore. If people come over to buy,get or drop something off they see it. Get interested. Say they'll look into it. Do they? I see some jump in the local forum to see what others...
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    Pictures

    We need/want one of the back of the display. Not just the display but the back of the whole system. Need to see overflow and how it's routed to sump or what/where filtering is being done now.
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    I think Floyd cleared my statement up pretty...

    I think Floyd cleared my statement up pretty clearly. You may be running a Herbie standpipe as I am doing as well. Just a straight pipe. No elbows or other fittings. It too is submerged under the...
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    I have no pictures since I deleted them. But I...

    I have no pictures since I deleted them. But I have always fed mine from my overflow. My last tank had a dual overflow in a single box like it sounds like yours is. So I used one and the other was an...
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    That looks good to me. Certainly straighter my my...

    That looks good to me. Certainly straighter my my hand holding a Dremmel.
    May have too much flow. Insert the screen into pipe as well. Don't have it hanging just below.
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    "I am thinking a waterfall designed scrubber but...

    "I am thinking a waterfall designed scrubber but I can't figure out where I would place it". This is you kidding, right?

    You look to have about 200 square feet to work with not counting the eight...
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    Is that a mobile home? If so did you check the...

    Is that a mobile home? If so did you check the flooring for support? Does look like a crazy fun project.
  49. Thread: Got the Dinos

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    Ordered a ALK test kit yesterday. Here are some...

    Ordered a ALK test kit yesterday.
    Here are some pictures of the natural light my tank gets. And this is on a somewhat overcast day. I would think the dinos would certainly come back with this sort...
  50. Thread: Got the Dinos

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    200 degrees at 20 minutes. Does it matter how...

    200 degrees at 20 minutes. Does it matter how much I do at one time and then I can store it? Or does it need to be done before using?
    On a 90 gallon tank with about another 10 gallons in sump. What...
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