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    I had better luck with a single layer. Also make...

    I had better luck with a single layer. Also make sure its SUPPER ROUGH, the screen cannot be to rough.
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    It had 2 red and 1 blue LED's on the 10G I took...

    It had 2 red and 1 blue LED's on the 10G I took down but the pod tank is just under a cfl. The LED's did work MUCH better.
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    The waterfall removes many, many more times the...

    The waterfall removes many, many more times the nutrients then the horizontal.
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    I am gong on a couple years+ and dose what the...

    I am gong on a couple years+ and dose what the tank needs including strontium chloride. You really need to know how to dose and test if you want to go more then a couple months without changing...
  5. Thread: Dark growth

    by kerry
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    The 2700K will work the best, what size is your...

    The 2700K will work the best, what size is your screen? Did you read the guidelines for the scrubber screen sizes? Also rough up your screen more, if its all coming off easy it needs to be rougher....
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    I am the same name both places.

    I am the same name both places.
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    Not to support my Mandarin so I had to make...

    Not to support my Mandarin so I had to make another scrubber tank, this is why I had two 10G's after a while. You will need a bunch of rock and a 20L, I dont think a 20 Tall will get it done. both at...
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    It was in my 10G. My pod tank has a horizontal...

    It was in my 10G. My pod tank has a horizontal 3x6-ish inch, the other 10G had a 3x6 waterfall but its been taken down now and distributed between my 40 and 150G due to having to many tanks and the...
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    I have a 10G thats my pod/QT tank, its got a...

    I have a 10G thats my pod/QT tank, its got a horizontal scrubber on it and it supported a 10G with a Mandarin for about 4 years until the 3 day power failure. I had 8 tennis ball size porous rocks...
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    Well Tuesday I changed over all my 4450nm to...

    Well Tuesday I changed over all my 4450nm to 420nm UV and added an extra 420nm on the 40G tank. I have it running full time and at full power. All seems to great as of this morning, new growth is...
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    Very nice!!

    Very nice!!
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    Thats fine, whenever you have time.

    Thats fine, whenever you have time.
  13. Thread: light periode.

    by kerry
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    I cannot say for sure that one way worked better...

    I cannot say for sure that one way worked better then the other. I went 20/4 so the scrubber is always on when the DT lights are off.
  14. Thread: light periode.

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    I have tried both ways, I was running 10/2....

    I have tried both ways, I was running 10/2. Either way worked for me but I am now back to 20/4
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    I say light it up!!! I would do a 6x6 screen for...

    I say light it up!!! I would do a 6x6 screen for three cubes, its really hard to feed 4 cubes. I dont even feed my 150G fish/reef that many.
  16. I use a regular saw which is the one normally use...

    I use a regular saw which is the one normally use for cutting my PVC pipe. I just lay it down on ply-board and run the saw over it in several directions. That pic you have taken does look fairly...
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    CTS90, Can you text or call me? 318-208-4184 much...

    CTS90, Can you text or call me? 318-208-4184 much easier then typing all this stuff. Text is ok anytime, just let me know a good time to call.
    Kerry
  18. You need to bump up the light now and your screen...

    You need to bump up the light now and your screen is not rough enough. Those patches of screen should be full of algae. I would rough up the screen a lot more, bump up the light an hour or two due to...
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    Its a well working scrubber, has been for years...

    Its a well working scrubber, has been for years now. I figured 15 minutes three times a day would let me know pretty quick if I am wasting my time or not.
  20. Thread: A few pics.

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    Yes Sir, I have a lot of zoa frags. I want this...

    Yes Sir, I have a lot of zoa frags. I want this tank to be zoa dominate. I have been collecting frags to I can let them grow out on to the rocks.
  21. Thread: A few pics.

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    A few pics.

    A few close ups.
    http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q566/kerryconklin/IMG_20140414_134259_113_zpsf6pffozi.jpg...
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    I have a single driver and a timer I was going to...

    I have a single driver and a timer I was going to put it one. I figured I was going to start 15 minutes at time, once in the morning, noon, and then later afternoon. I figured if this was to much I...
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    I am still keeping the four 660nm and the two...

    I am still keeping the four 660nm and the two 445nm on each of both sides but I am going to add one 417nm to one side for a few weeks or less if its an obvious failure. The 417nm will just be an...
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    I have my reservations about the UV but I can...

    I have my reservations about the UV but I can afford to loose one side of a screen. The red/blue can recover very quickly. Also I have noticed that the algae in my tank that developed when my...
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    I found a little info on the pulsing effect...

    I found a little info on the pulsing effect however its not the one I was looking for, still informative though, here it is:...
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    There has even been some info released somewhere...

    There has even been some info released somewhere about pulsing the LED's on and off every few milliseconds to achieve faster growth which would mean faster filter. I have been wanting to build a...
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    Hello and welcome. You are right the LED thing...

    Hello and welcome. You are right the LED thing compared to the MH is meaningless at best. Its late so I didnt read 100% of your info but I understand where you are coming from. I started this...
  28. Thread: Screen pipe size

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    I have always used the 20mm-3/4" but 25mm-1"...

    I have always used the 20mm-3/4" but 25mm-1" should work fine too but you might need to increase the GPH a little over 35gph per inch maybe.
  29. Thread: Lights

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    7x7 would be what I would consider larger. Like...

    7x7 would be what I would consider larger. Like SM says stick with your 8" reflectors.
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    http://stores.ebay.com/ledtoplights. This is...

    http://stores.ebay.com/ledtoplights. This is where I have gotten 660nm red and 445nm blue. Your screen size is huge. you only need 12 sq" per cube of food so 6x6 would do 3 cubes. Its hard to get a...
  31. There is a pump there, this is where the power of...

    There is a pump there, this is where the power of flow is made to pull in the air, this is the venturi. There will be plenty of algae moving around due to the flow from the pump which also pulls in...
  32. I used a HOB millennium 3000 with the venturi and...

    I used a HOB millennium 3000 with the venturi and grew all kinds of 3D growth. I used LED as well.
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    I have had scrubbers not up to standard not...

    I have had scrubbers not up to standard not remove all the algae when I first started to build them when we used CFL but since the LED has happened I dont have algae unless I feed super heavy outside...
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    Let it go a week or two and see what happens. You...

    Let it go a week or two and see what happens. You start to see more green.
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    Thats a HUGE screen, do you feed more then 3...

    Thats a HUGE screen, do you feed more then 3 cubes a day? 3 cubes only needs 36" (6x6). Also your screen may need to be a lot rougher. You can have more then 35 but be careful as 35 is really good....
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    I think the higher wattage bulbs will work much...

    I think the higher wattage bulbs will work much better. Give them a couple weeks and see, if still brown bump up the hours a couple every two weeks until it starts to get green. Also be sure you the...
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    Your waterfall scrubber if lit on both sides, has...

    Your waterfall scrubber if lit on both sides, has the right flow, and the right lighting should out perform a single sided float type.
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    Algae is amazing!!!

    Algae is amazing!!!
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    I have seen people cut them into a "V" pattern...

    I have seen people cut them into a "V" pattern (after the effective feeding size) due to having to much screen because it was way up over the water level. I have also seen folks use acrylic or glass...
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    You have plenty of nitrates and phosphates even...

    You have plenty of nitrates and phosphates even if you cant detect them on a test kit. I show no nitrate and barely delectable phosphates but I still grow algae like crazy on my screen. You only need...
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    Thats good start Sir. You do have a huge screen...

    Thats good start Sir. You do have a huge screen though, its for about 9 cubes a day. How much are you normally feeding? You only need 12" per cube so a 6x6 would do 3 cubes. Larger is not better for...
  42. They think that around here to until I bring them...

    They think that around here to until I bring them a water sample and tell them I am almost ready to do my 6-8 month 10-20-ish% water change. Then they want to know more and come by to take a closer...
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    I thought I had better growth when I blew a fan...

    I thought I had better growth when I blew a fan into my water fall scrubber area. I didnt do any real test to confirm but after I took the fan off it seemed to have less growth.
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    Scrubbers are not sized for tank size but to the...

    Scrubbers are not sized for tank size but to the amount you feed. Have read the sizing guide lines thread, see it here this will help....
  45. Thread: HOB UAS

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    You can likely add this option, you only need to...

    You can likely add this option, you only need to supply an air source such as hose or tube.
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    10x6 is pretty big. I feed my 150G pretty heavy...

    10x6 is pretty big. I feed my 150G pretty heavy 3+ cubes and have a 36" screen 6x6.
    Kerry
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    I have used FW for years to rinse my screens and...

    I have used FW for years to rinse my screens and have never had anything restart or go to yellow. If you are having issues its likely not the freshwater rinse. You need to be sure you have good flow...
  48. Thread: HOB UAS

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    You are very welcome. Out of all the UAS I have...

    You are very welcome. Out of all the UAS I have built this type worked the best for me. I think the light on both sides made the difference. I still use and prefer the waterfall but If I had to do an...
  49. Thread: HOB UAS

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    Did that link above help you any, its got pics in...

    Did that link above help you any, its got pics in the 6th post.
  50. Thread: HOB UAS

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    WOW, it was way back there!!!...

    WOW, it was way back there!!! http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?1865-Kerry-s-UAS-test . This was my best UAS HOB test pilot I ever built. It has pics.
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