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    Found the box for the pump, 800lph. So the...

    Found the box for the pump, 800lph. So the Maxijet won't give much more. It worked okay on my original home made scrubber all those years ago, so no reason why it shouldn't now.
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    A little disappointed with today's maintenance....

    A little disappointed with today's maintenance. Although not quite a full week, it can be seen that the water is not flowing fully down the screen. I have taken the opportunity of upgrading the pump...
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    Silly question, but has the screen been roughened?

    Silly question, but has the screen been roughened?
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    So, it has been going for 7 days and the screen...

    So, it has been going for 7 days and the screen is filling with an oily algae on both sides which is good, shows some of the excessive nutrients are being reduced. I am also dosing vodka at 5ml per...
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    Yes. I stuck a little bit of tape over the slot...

    Yes. I stuck a little bit of tape over the slot as a temporary measure. I need to get my hole saw and rough up the new screen, but can't get my hands wet changing for another week as I have had hand...
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    So, I managed to get the unit into my sump...

    So, I managed to get the unit into my sump yesterday. It wasn't quite long enough to sit on the brace bars, so had to make a basic support for it. Headroom for easy maintenance could be an issue, but...
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    I trialled 3x 3w 660nm leds on my old scrubber...

    I trialled 3x 3w 660nm leds on my old scrubber and the growth was pretty good. I'll see what happens with these, then maybe source a heatsink and add them at a later date. Hoping to have it running...
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    Finally back with a new scrubber

    So, after 6 years and promising myself to get a scrubber again, I have finally done something about it. A few weeks ago, I salvaged a screen from an abandoned project, set it up in a very basic way...
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    They're terrible. I bought some with 660nm leds...

    They're terrible. I bought some with 660nm leds in and they came supplied with only live and neutral had to fit a new 3 core cable. Amazes me how UK sellers are not prosecuted for selling these.
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    Shame it shows you banned, could have done with...

    Shame it shows you banned, could have done with some answers to this system :(
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    Had to scrap this one and pass it on to another...

    Had to scrap this one and pass it on to another reefer :( Too big for my current set up. Am currently working on a new build using a leaflet dispenser. Will post up when ready.
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    I bought a couple of these...

    I bought a couple of these (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111355657306?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT). The seller modified them to just red 660nm LEDs. I will be having 2...
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    Hope to have it funning in a week or 2 :)

    Hope to have it funning in a week or 2 :)
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    Resurrecting a scrubber build

    I have been without a scrubber for almost 2 years now. I had this made up for my old tank and stored it when I went for a skimmer on the new tank. Got fed up with the skimmer underperforming now, so...
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    Unortunately my culture crashed. I think it was...

    Unortunately my culture crashed. I think it was because I wasn't cleaning the containers properly and ot the light. I will be using them on my new culture which is brewing up nicely now.
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    Am I missing something? The link you asked me to...

    Am I missing something? The link you asked me to comment on takes me to this page:


    http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd122/marksfish/Scrubber/scrubber_forum.jpg
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    Sorry for the late reply, been away on holiday....

    Sorry for the late reply, been away on holiday. That link just takes me to a list of sub forums. Is there a specific thread you want me to post on?

    Mark
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    Not started it yet unfortunately. The LEDs took...

    Not started it yet unfortunately. The LEDs took longer to arrive and it has since been on the back burner. Will be doing it soon though I hope.
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    If you were aiming that at me Kerry, no, they are...

    If you were aiming that at me Kerry, no, they are my pods.
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    My pods: ...

    My pods:

    http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd122/marksfish/MFUK/pod2.jpg
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    I recently got the Key 3 LEDs...

    I recently got the Key 3 LEDs for my system. Very impressed with them and their price (you can get a 5% discount too if you put in fishstreet as the coupon code). Best bit is the fans are temperature...
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    So, on Saturday, my freshly made culture was...

    So, on Saturday, my freshly made culture was looking like this:

    http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd122/marksfish/Phyto/DSCF1219.jpg

    Admittedly, I don't just have the LEDs at the moment, but a...
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    I culture my own pods for my mandarins, so it is...

    I culture my own pods for my mandarins, so it is mostly food for them. Plus I have just started to "chuck" some in my main display tank at night to help the filter feeders. Yes, you do end up with...
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    I got given 250ml Tetraselmis by a friend that...

    I got given 250ml Tetraselmis by a friend that breeds fish (or is attempting to with limited success). I used 1/2 of that to make a 2L bottle, using an F2 fertiliser for feeding phyto insead of plant...
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    I split my original culture yesterday and put 1...

    I split my original culture yesterday and put 1 litre of phyto into 4 litres of water. On one side I have the 6500k 20w cfl and on the other I have a 3x 3W 660nm LED fitting. So, hopefully there will...
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    Phyto and LED

    With the 660nm LEDs doing so well at growing algae on a screen, does anyone think they will be efficient for culturing phyto? I currently have a 20w 6500k cfl on my 2 litre culturing bottle, the...
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    Does keeping the lenses on make much of a...

    Does keeping the lenses on make much of a difference?

    Mark
  28. Thread: New Forum

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    Login is not being saved, even though the...

    Login is not being saved, even though the remember me box is ticked. Password is rejected as incorrect on home page, but accepted on the 2nd attempt.
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    Re: Can Anyone Id Me This Algae Please?

    Cheers

    Mark
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    Re: Can Anyone Id Me This Algae Please?

    Skimmer before the ATS or after?

    Mark
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    Re: Can Anyone Id Me This Algae Please?

    Unfortunately it isn't practical in my tank as some of the rock is puttyed together with corals attached. This is why I was thinking about some dark, salt water safe plastic/ acrylic to put over some...
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    Re: Can Anyone Id Me This Algae Please?

    Just for conversation correctness... It's actually 1600ppm

    The reason I gave that figure is that a UK forum I frequent have had a few members try the method and have reported having to elevate...
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    Re: Can Anyone Id Me This Algae Please?

    I spent last night Googling it, but all I seemed to ever come across was the stuff with feathery fronds. This all started on a tank from about 4 or 5 years ago. Some of the rock was salvaged from my...
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    Re: Can Anyone Id Me This Algae Please?

    Interesting to see that skimmers increase photosynthesis. I could put mine back in the system for a while as it has not been in for 12 months now.

    I realise algae dieing off in the main tank will...
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    Re: Can Anyone Id Me This Algae Please?

    orry, should have added. Would it be worthwhile me running Rowaphos alongside too in an attempt to remove more phiosphate from the rocks? Wouldn't know when to change it though as the readings are...
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    Re: Can Anyone Id Me This Algae Please?

    That all said. Anyone got any ideas what type of algae this nuisance stuff is please?

    Thanks

    Mark
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    Re: Can Anyone Id Me This Algae Please?

    Looks like cutting down on the food for a while may be the answer then, and maybe decrease my light another couple of hours. Doesn't bode well for my new scrubber if this one is maxed out, I have...
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    Re: Can Anyone Id Me This Algae Please?

    Typical algae growth (Double sided screen):

    http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd122/marksfish/MFUK/DSCF1001.jpg

    Supplied by a 4000lph pump over the screen. Not actually physically measured as...
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    Can Anyone Id Me This Algae Please?

    I should have got rid of it in the beginning, I know that now , but in the small patch that it was, it was quite nice looking. So this is a full tank shot from a few months ago and you will see how...
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    Re: Marksfish' new scrubber

    I think i've seen the one you mean (acrylic box with LEDs?), but that isn't what I was looking at. There is one on here somewhere made from a wooden type box with some fluorescents in.
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    Re: Marksfish' new scrubber

    Don't do Reef Central so can't comment. I did get the idea from something similar posted on here earlier on in the year.

    Mark
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    Re: Sizing help

    The only 30w I have seen in our local Morrisons are screw thread. Got some cracking 45w bulbs from eBay though :D .

    Mark
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    Re: I'm new! Nano scrubber for 5g

    I use eBay to get mine (this sort of stuff). It is also sold in a lot of craft shops as it is a sewing canvas.

    Mark
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    Re: Marksfish' new scrubber

    200mm wide x 300mm long x 200mm height. Clear acrylic dividers placed 110mm from each outside edge to provide water compartments for lighting. 80mm central area for the screen and drain hole. Of...
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    Re: Marksfish' new scrubber

    Unfortunately not :(. I decided to go with 6x led units, 3 for each side. I am now waiting for the final 2 to arrive, then I can wire it up. Hoping they will arrive before Christmas, then I can get...
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    Re: Algae blennys

    I have had one for over a year now, great charcter Feeds on anything and everything in the tank (except my really tough algae that needs nuking, not a scrubber :evil: ). Quite an aggressive...
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    Re: I'm new! Nano scrubber for 5g

    This is the response I got from the seller:



    I contacted via the eBay contact link after I purchased, I don't have an email address for them. They are quick replying and for my one set I am...
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    We're lucky, 3 of the bigger 3 UK forums are pretty open minded about scrubbing and quite a few have tried. Some have given up, but none have slagged off the concept.

    Mark
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    Re: I'm new!

    For the price, I think they are good value and well worth the money :). Delivery is about 2 weeks to the UK, so probably similar in Europe. Can't say about the rest of the World though.

    Mark
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    Re: I'm new!

    Can't find the edit button at the moment. On the screen, they look like this

    http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd122/marksfish/MFUK/DSCF1036-2.jpg
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