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    The increase in photoperiod did not do the trick....

    The increase in photoperiod did not do the trick.

    I currently have 0 nitrates (salifert) and get measurable phosphates on salifert.

    It is a reasonable assumption that the scrubber cannot...
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    Will try increasing the photo period over next...

    Will try increasing the photo period over next few weeks, thanks
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    Just an updated picture of the tank 6489 Then...

    Just an updated picture of the tank
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    Then I would also like some advice.

    Currently I am running a screen (lit only on 1 side) 25cmx18cm giving me 450cm2.
    The screen is lit by 11 x 1 watt...
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    Some more growth pics 6242 6243 A tank...

    Some more growth pics

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    A tank shot as well

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    Growth from some previous clean ups 6237 ...

    Growth from some previous clean ups

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    I never knew that. Thanks for the info. ...

    I never knew that.

    Thanks for the info.

    Just for interest sake, does the type of algae growth change?

    The growth in the beginning was more hair algae type of textures and lengths.
    The...
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    I just want your thoughts on whether I should...

    I just want your thoughts on whether I should look to reduce my photo period.
    Currently the leds are on 16 hours and then off for 8.

    Reason for the question is since the nutrients have dropped...
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    Reef tank from South Africa

    Hello everyone.

    I would just like to share my current system with you.

    It is a sps dominant system.
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    Here is the pic of the scrubber running
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    thanks! And with regards to lighting? is 9 leds...

    thanks! And with regards to lighting? is 9 leds overkill?
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    Okay, so I increased the amount of lighting on...

    Okay, so I increased the amount of lighting on the scrubber and it looked liked this a couple of weeks ago... (I don't have a more recent pic)...
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    Thanks, I will get a stronger bulb

    Thanks, I will get a stronger bulb
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    I got the right material for the screen 4 weeks...

    I got the right material for the screen 4 weeks ago.
    This is the growth after 3 weeks.

    http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o622/henkie_boemboem/IMG-20130305-WA0001_zps46a359b3.jpg
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    Will order some today

    Will order some today
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    I have been looking for canvas for 2 weeks and I...

    I have been looking for canvas for 2 weeks and I cant find. I will keep on looking tho
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    Thanks man, I will rough it up even more

    Thanks man, I will rough it up even more
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    So it has been a couple of weeks since I asked...

    So it has been a couple of weeks since I asked for help wrt the upflow scrubber and here is mine:
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    Thanks

    Thanks
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    What will happen when you have to much flow over...

    What will happen when you have to much flow over the screen?
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    Thanks, missed these during my research

    Thanks, missed these during my research
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    Everything will be under water. Will a 4l/h...

    Everything will be under water.

    Will a 4l/h airpump be strong enough and give the correct amount of air flow ''over'' the screen?
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    I am going to keep the top open, but I will still...

    I am going to keep the top open, but I will still drill holes in the sides.
    I don't realy have the space for a ''V'' shaped box.
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    I have been doing a lot of reading and I...

    I have been doing a lot of reading and I unfortuantly don't have space for a waterfall scrubber in my sump.
    That is the reason why I want to go with a UAS, I had some good growth on my previous one,...
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    Henks new scrubber

    So I tried a very simply designed and ugly looking one on my previous tank for two weeks before I sold the tank and I am so happy with its performance I will be adding one to my new tank again!

    So...
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    So I have the following planned so far. The...

    So I have the following planned so far.

    The idea is to have a box that is 20cm x 10 cm x 15cm.
    I will increase the width of the box if I cannot use leds.

    Has anyone tried using those LED...
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    I was thinking of making similar to the 2 cube...

    I was thinking of making similar to the 2 cube screen.

    I like the dimension of 6 x 4 for the screen and 250 gph sounds like good flow, should I get a pump that is a bit stronger to take head...
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    My first scrubber...

    Hi Guys. I am a complete noob w.r.t. algae scrubbers. I have been doing a lot of research about it and compared it to other filtration techniques. I feel this is the way to go.

    Some info on my...
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