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  1. Thread: 180 ats

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    and some videos ... my moded brs reactor...

    and some videos ...

    my moded brs reactor
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arsSsjb6shg&list=UUkQ6K1aZL0kNEp7DG7ybtMQ&index=1

    tank video the lastest FTS doesnt match the video ill be making a new...
  2. Thread: 180 ats

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    http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l557/gmoney243...

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  3. Thread: 180 ats

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    http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l557/gmoney243...

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  4. Thread: 180 ats

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    http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l557/gmoney243...

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  5. Thread: 180 ats

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    http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l557/gmoney243...

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  6. Thread: 180 ats

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    http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l557/gmoney243...

    http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l557/gmoney2437/feb%202013/0301131703_zpsd8714628.jpg

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    t5+led...
  7. Thread: 180 ats

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    Its been a while since i been on here and done a...

    Its been a while since i been on here and done a lot of things to my tank since. currently battling AEFW so my acros are all on a frag rack and dont look so hot but other than that all else is doing...
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    ive used the 23w LED floods from lowes and it...

    ive used the 23w LED floods from lowes and it burned a big hole in the middle of the scrubber and didnt even grow that well. the 26w cfl bulbs work way way better. or go with red/blue leds diy or...
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    yea i feed my tangs bits of algae off my screens...

    yea i feed my tangs bits of algae off my screens weekly they love it long as its the good light green kind.
  10. Thread: high po4

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    ok ill just leave it and clean it every few days...

    ok ill just leave it and clean it every few days as it gets brown and see what happens.
  11. Thread: high po4

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    ok so it turned from green to dark brown rubbery....

    ok so it turned from green to dark brown rubbery. growing some light green strings near the pipe so i gotta think its to much light now? gona try 4 23w cfl 4" from screen lit 12/12. was doing 3" from...
  12. Thread: high po4

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    not very thick yet but its neon green strings so...

    not very thick yet but its neon green strings so looks like im getting there thx guys.
  13. Thread: high po4

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    ok now i have lights 3" from screen lit 18/6 pics...

    ok now i have lights 3" from screen lit 18/6 pics of new growth

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  14. yea its been thought of before. i knew someone...

    yea its been thought of before. i knew someone who used one. the problem is the wheel spins constant and fast so the algae never gets much light. even if you kept the light on 24/7 the screen will be...
  15. Thread: high po4

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    lights are 4" from screen. thx ill try give it...

    lights are 4" from screen. thx ill try give it more light hours.
  16. Thread: high po4

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    ok so now after about 4 days my growth goes from...

    ok so now after about 4 days my growth goes from green to brown. im using the high watt method as described in previous posts 4 23w cfl on a 7x7 screen. my phos isnt rising but its not dropping where...
  17. Thread: high po4

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    Well I meant with high watt technique it says 9...

    Well I meant with high watt technique it says 9 on so not to burn algae how I'm doing mine is 15 hours on but split up so not to burn algae but get in 6 extra hours of growth. Seems to be working so...
  18. Thread: high po4

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    So doing high wattage technique now and wondering...

    So doing high wattage technique now and wondering has anyone tried splitting the hours up as such. 11pm-7am on 7am-1pm off 1pm-6pm on 6pm-11pm off? To increase the ammount of daily light without...
  19. Thread: high po4

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    yea the green is the old left overs from cleaning...

    yea the green is the old left overs from cleaning it but in person you can see the newer growth is brown. today is when i moved my lights to 5" instead of 4" because i saw browning. should i just...
  20. Thread: high po4

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    http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l557/gmoney243...

    http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l557/gmoney2437/070512144726.jpg

    Screen looks a little brown today think I def need to turn lights down on time.
  21. Thread: high po4

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    My growth wasn't slimey just dark hair algae. I...

    My growth wasn't slimey just dark hair algae. I doubled up my lights now using 4 23w cfl 2700k bulbs. I also backed them up to 5" away. Also po4 went from .27 to .11 n two days since adding second...
  22. Thread: high po4

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    what should i do? add more bulbs?

    what should i do? add more bulbs?
  23. Thread: high po4

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  24. Thread: high po4

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    high po4

    currently im having high po4 most likely due to rocks leaching it. i run gfo to keep it down. i run 2 7x7 screen with 2x23w CFL each screen. is there a better way to remove the excess po4? also can...
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    so is there an advantage to the UAS as oppose to...

    so is there an advantage to the UAS as oppose to waterfall style scrubbers? like mainly i mean growth and scrub power?
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    dang whats that thing rated for 20 cubes/day haha

    dang whats that thing rated for 20 cubes/day haha
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    using a 23w spiral cfl on each side you would...

    using a 23w spiral cfl on each side you would want a 6"x7" screen area lit, and would feed about 4 cubes/day even if u dont feed cubes estimate or im sure someone could break it down into weight.
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    imo and in my tank i dont dose anything but kalk....

    imo and in my tank i dont dose anything but kalk. i just do 10% changes every month and it takes care of all that other stuff. i prefer to try not to dose anything i dont have to id rather do more...
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    those drivers have a minimum leds of 8 i think...

    those drivers have a minimum leds of 8 i think also. you can always just run multiple string parallel off one driver.
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    few more cleans and it will be all green and the...

    few more cleans and it will be all green and the brown will be gone. glad to see nitrates comming down and dont worry they will be gone soon now that they have started to come down ill bet youll be...
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    i would look into getting some mylar or something...

    i would look into getting some mylar or something smooth and reflective youll get tons more light than krinkled up alluminum foil. looking good so far tho
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    I suggest going to the build thread section and...

    I suggest going to the build thread section and seein what ppl have done. But my 180 the drains run into scrubber then down to sump. Chk out my build thread for pics
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    right well thats the whole reason i asked Morgan...

    right well thats the whole reason i asked Morgan who was having the algae problems what his spacing was and such. when you leds are so close together the light combines and forms a beam just light...
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    Yes I did the testing myself. That diy led is...

    Yes I did the testing myself. That diy led is most likely on a heatsink and the leds are close together yes? All the fixtures I see these days are built with alluminum c-channel including the one I...
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    Are you guys using optics on your led scrubbers?...

    Are you guys using optics on your led scrubbers? How far apart are they? Cfl/t5 put off a lot higher par numbers a new cfl at 4" has 600+ par and this is with cheap walmart lamps. T5 at 2" is more...
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    Just cut the bottom of the pvc at a 45 angle. No need to drill holes.
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    I would clean it everytime it gets thick brown...

    I would clean it everytime it gets thick brown slimy stuff. when u get green then u can go longer. Also it wont really export much as brown slime. When it gets green then it will work good then...
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    Gratz on the change spread the word :) you'll...

    Gratz on the change spread the word :) you'll love ur scrubber.
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    I would think if it had really worked properly...

    I would think if it had really worked properly the thread would be full of pics from the op. But not even mentioning the lights he roughed the screen up with sandpaper and it wasn't rough enough...
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    Glad to hear things are comming along. Soon as...

    Glad to hear things are comming along. Soon as your screen is green ur problems will go away fast. I had a friend who was in same situation gha and diatoms was everywhere and his skimmer was junk. So...
  41. Thread: 180 ats

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    I've never lost a chromis and had them for like 3...

    I've never lost a chromis and had them for like 3 months they don't fight and school together nicely. I have been telling people I attribute to my semi heavy feedings. I cut back a little since my...
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    Great looking tank!

    Great looking tank!
  43. Thread: 180 ats

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    180 ats

    Just wanted to come show my build. I been using algae scrubbers for about 8 months now on m
    y 40 reef with tied in 150 fowler. Well I have since combined all into my 180 oceanic I just bought used....
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