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  1. Thought I would revive this thread since I'm...

    Thought I would revive this thread since I'm planning to add an ATS to my existing 300 gallon coldwater system :)

    Forgot about how much research I did on the first one, luckily most of it was...
  2. Re: Algae Scrubber on a Temperate/Coldwater system?

    Sweet :D
  3. Re: Algae Scrubber on a Temperate/Coldwater system?

    How many much light output would you suggest I use on a single sided system with about 280 sq inches of surface area?

    I'm going to build a 30w LED floodlight with a single 6500k high output chip...
  4. Re: Algae Scrubber on a Temperate/Coldwater system?

    Managed to take some pics of mine all set up, now just gotta wait for the algae to grow :D I think I am going to build a 30w LED floodlight similar to my 50w and put it behind the tank for additional...
  5. Re: Algae Scrubber on a Temperate/Coldwater system?

    Well I got it all plumbed into the system back behind my existing filtration. I was only able to fit 2 full sheets side by side, and it will only be lit from one side, so I will have 283 sq inches...
  6. Re: Algae Scrubber on a Temperate/Coldwater system?

    I have my plumbing list already made for a trip to HD tomorrow.

    Already picked up 2 sheets of the plastic canvas in clear. I have a 19" high x 28" area to fit the ATS and hang my plastic canvas...
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    Re: Natural sunlight for Temperate ATS?

    Yeah I have my plumbing list already made for a trip to HD tomorrow.

    Already picked up 2 sheets of the plastic canvas in clear. I have a 19" high x 28" long area to fit the ATS and hang my...
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    Natural sunlight for Temperate ATS?

    Would it be possible to utilize natural sunlight on an ATS?

    The algae I am going to be growing would be native to the temperate region that I am already simulating in my tank.

    I have my tank...
  9. Re: Algae Scrubber on a Temperate/Coldwater system?

    Sweet thanks, I cant wait to get started on this :D

    Hopefully I'll have it up and running in the next couple days so I can show it off at the meeting for the local fish club we are having at my...
  10. Re: Algae Scrubber on a Temperate/Coldwater system?

    I run my tanks right around 55F (13c)


    Thats why my tanks are in the garage, both because of the noise and the added heat. My garage during the winter stays within a couple degrees of the...
  11. Algae Scrubber on a Temperate/Coldwater system?

    So I'm always looking for ways to improve on my current system, and an algae scrubber may be the next thing I need to do.

    I run a 200 gallon display tank, a 20 gallon small tank with a juvenile...
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