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  1. Thread: UK ATS

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    UK ATS

    After the Seabreeze ATS that are being made in small numbers in the UK I stumbled upon another small manufacturer in Guernsey making waterfall ATS's. The guy makes 3 sizes but can also make bespoke...
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    Hi Steve and welcome to Algae Scrubbers it's Les...

    Hi Steve and welcome to Algae Scrubbers it's Les BTW. I am not going to try and answer your question esp as it's already been answeed above. However didnt you buy some of these off the bay recently?...
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    My DIY light screen for my waterfall ATS

    I made a simple light shade today to help reduce algae growth at the screens slot. My spray bar is made from 25mm pipe so I used 40mm ABS pipe cut to length then cut a 6mm slot along it's full length...
  4. Thread: New UK scrubber.

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    3 Weeks on with my new Seabreeze waterfall...

    3 Weeks on with my new Seabreeze waterfall ATS.showing GHA on both sides of the screen growth.

    http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg378/lesmelling/ACAquatics%20tank/20170131_090145_zpsnydr15xx.jpg...
  5. Thread: New UK scrubber.

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    Just taken 2 pic's of my ATS screen 7 days from...

    Just taken 2 pic's of my ATS screen 7 days from the above pic's showing progress to date so 14 days since setting it up and running.
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  6. Thread: New UK scrubber.

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    Thanks for the explanations. With all 4 lights...

    Thanks for the explanations. With all 4 lights running I guess it would get very warm in there, I hope the heat won't cause issues with the LED's themselves as LED's do not like heat it seems.
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  7. Thread: New UK scrubber.

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    Yeah I have been following all the Rain 2 videos...

    Yeah I have been following all the Rain 2 videos thanks. All very interesting.

    Leo Minegishi has put a couple of videos up showing the progress of his screen week by week and it appears it took...
  8. Thread: New UK scrubber.

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    I guess as with many new items on the market it...

    I guess as with many new items on the market it will be a suck it and see plus no doubt there will be tweeks to the design
  9. Thread: New UK scrubber.

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    New UK scrubber.

    Living in the UK we get hammered for Tax shipping handling and anything else our wonderful government can think of charging us for when importing from outside the EU. We need an affordable UK sourced...
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    Thanks, that clears up my confusion.

    Thanks, that clears up my confusion.
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    Does different light grow different algae?

    I ask the question as I have a DIY waterfall ATS with red and some blue LED's lit from both sides. This scrubber grows a dark GHA which grows thick dark GHA but the GHA strands are not so long. I...
  12. Thread: A good harvest.

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    after A days a harvest 84g of GHA. ...

    after A days a harvest 84g of GHA.


    http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg378/lesmelling/ATS/20160914_214235_zpsy34bpnzx.jpg
  13. Thread: A good harvest.

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    Another 90g of harvest of GHA from my DIY ATS...

    Another 90g of harvest of GHA from my DIY ATS today.

    http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg378/lesmelling/ATS/20160906_172059_zpshigvu3gy.jpg
  14. Thread: A good harvest.

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    A good harvest.

    I left the screen on my DIY waterfall longer than normal 14 days ( 7 to 10 days normally ) between cleaning. Here is the result from both sides of the screen and a squeesed out ball of algae being...
  15. Fish pee is essential to the health of coral reefs

    https://reefbuilders.com/2016/08/17/fish-pee-coral-reefs/?utm_source=Reef+Builders+Newsletter&utm_campaign=75bfb98a84-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_88f38223c1-75bfb98a84-430918481
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    Looks like cyno to me

    Looks like cyno to me
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    The lights are about 4" from the screen and...

    The lights are about 4" from the screen and theyou easily cover the screen. I get even growth but so far the algae is not a nice, long and light green as it was when I had the 20w ones on my smaller...
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    Waterfall Lighting power upgrade

    I was getting a short dark sloppy algae growth with my 20w (run at more like 12w) LED's so I bought some 30w (run at more like 20w) Just finished installing them so hopefully I will start getting...
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    I have ordered 2x30w of the same 20w lights. The...

    I have ordered 2x30w of the same 20w lights. The 20W ones I aready had worked fine on my smaller waterfall ATS so I think the 30w new ones will do the job better on this one.
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    Different ATS 2 different growths of algae

    I have an A4 sized DIY waterfall ATS supplied by a Jebao 2000 pump and 2x 20w (run at around 14w) Chinese LED unit lighting the screen from both sides. LED units are made up of 4 blue 16 red leds.
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    I like gorgs and they all appear to do well in my...

    I like gorgs and they all appear to do well in my sytem. I do feed filter feeders food like reef roids
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    My new 100 gallon reef tank.

    Set up just over 3 weeks ago and running an A4 size DIY waterfall ATS with a SM HOG2. The HOG2 was transfered over from my previous tank.
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    You may have cured the problem with the zip ties...

    You may have cured the problem with the zip ties however if you put them through holes lower down the screen and obviously didn't pull them tight I recon the water would run down better with less or...
  24. Thread: Eureka!

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    I suspect any detached algae will lay in the...

    I suspect any detached algae will lay in the bottom of the box given the bulkheads are rised but even so any does go down the pipework it will be flushed out one of the 4 outlets at the bottom....
  25. Thread: Eureka!

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    Ok, I have all but finished my new waterfall...

    Ok, I have all but finished my new waterfall scrubber. I have used an A4 leaflet box and some 3/4" overflow pipe to make a rig to hold the ATS and the 2 x 20w hydroponic LED units. However it won't...
  26. Thread: Eureka!

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    All will be revealed in the next week when I can...

    All will be revealed in the next week when I can complete it with the parts I will hopefully get on Tuesday.
  27. Thread: Eureka!

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    Eureka!

    Just had that Eureka moment of inspiration designing my new ATS which is a strange time to have it as my body says it was 6am. I have been mulling over a few tricky issues but now I have it all...
  28. Well I am a firm believer in skimming but we...

    Well I am a firm believer in skimming but we shall see. A filter sock I can do without and see how it goes. Thanks for your advice SM I appreciate it.
  29. To pre filter or not to pre filter that is the question.

    Hi SM I have a question I hope you can help answer for me. I have a new 450ltrs Aquarium inc sump. I have use filter sock on my current tank but have never seen any pods either in the bare sump or...
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    Do ATSs remove or even add?

    Do ATS's remove trace elements or even add trace elements that corals would utlise, not of course the heavy metals and exccessive nitrate and phosphates which we know are removed and taken up by GHA?...
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    An interesting paper (Adey ATS in Greece)

    http://www.oikotechnics.org/papers/ATS%20a%20promising%20ecotechnology.pdf
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    Pump flow rates for waterfall ATS

    I have tried to find recommended flow rates of pumps equired for waterfall ATS's but have found little. If there are some suggestions on here can somebody point me in the direction please? Perhaps a...
  34. Thread: My 340ltr Reef

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    Removed the pellet reactor now. No need for it...

    Removed the pellet reactor now. No need for it anymore.
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    Yes its working very well. After a series of...

    Yes its working very well. After a series of different coloured alages growing I now have GHA all be it quite drak green. Here is a pic of the screen just prior to cleaning. taken a few weeks ago ...
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    If your tank has cycled then all you need to do...

    If your tank has cycled then all you need to do is just add fish to the tank they will produce ammonia for you.
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    Understood but I still think showing the various...

    Understood but I still think showing the various colours and kinds of algae grown with a brief explination would be of help to many.
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    Pic's with descriptions

    Forgive me if you already have one (if so I have been unable to locate it) but how about a sticky showing the various types of algae species types growth with an explination as to why your ATS is...
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    Sticky: I have both the Tetra 300 and 400 IMO they offer...

    I have both the Tetra 300 and 400 IMO they offer the best VFM, very reliable and are quiet as air pumps go.
  40. i am using 2 of the 20w versions on my waterfall...

    i am using 2 of the 20w versions on my waterfall scrubber and I have them within 3" of the screen I could put them closer, the spread is very wide as there are no lenses.
  41. http://www.ebay.com/itm/10W-20W-30W-50W-LED-Plant-...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/10W-20W-30W-50W-LED-Plant-Grow-Light-Red-Blue-Light-Hydroponic-Lamp-IP65-85-265V-/221708884782?var=520555366551&hash=item339ee11b2e
  42. Re lighting, could this thread be of assistance ....

    Re lighting, could this thread be of assistance .
    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?3332-Tesla-EFDL-Submersible-Tank-Lighitng
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    mixture of dark GHA and slime.

    My DIY ATS has a few types of algae growing on it it seems. Both are lit by my 20w LED';s but run more like 14w each.
    first the front of the screen....
  44. Thread: My 340ltr Reef

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    Scrubber, skimmer, Siporax and pellet reactor but...

    Scrubber, skimmer, Siporax and pellet reactor but I am thinking of removing the pellet reactor now.
  45. Thread: What to order?

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    I use these LED's great lights for the money....

    I use these LED's great lights for the money. Many of us in the UK use them to great affect.
    ...
  46. Thread: My 340ltr Reef

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    My 340ltr Reef

    http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg378/lesmelling/Aquareef%20300/P9130067_zpsimz3tr0n.jpg

    http://i541.photobucket.com/albums/gg378/lesmelling/Aquareef%20300/P9030002_zpseqrgcvr3.jpg
  47. Thread: What to order?

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    Am in the UK. Check my thread out for ideas esp...

    Am in the UK. Check my thread out for ideas esp on lighting. You can buy the screen from Hobby
    craft.
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    Got it, thanks SM.

    Got it, thanks SM.
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    How to make your own grabber.

    Just how do you make the grabber stuff used in the SM Hogs etc and just what is it? How do you get it to stick to the plastic case? Anybody made thier own apart from using the mesh? If you use string...
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    Understood however the blue is still there along...

    Understood however the blue is still there along with more or less the full spectrum of light it's just that the red isn't getting filtered out as it would lower down the reef but all the other...
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