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    Re: Light source suggestions

    will do

    Thanks for all your help

    Kent
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    I do still have a lot of rock algae, that was may objective a year a ago, when I built my first scrubbers. It was not very effective, but did reduce the tank algae. After completing my SM clone, I...
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    OK...So then I should cut back the iron and or discontinue, correct. I have opened up the gate value on the main pipe that feeds the scrubber to increase the flow to the scrubber. My refugium is...
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    sorry about that
    salinity 1.025
    PH 7.8
    NH3 .25 ( i have a fish missing)
    Nitrite 0
    nitrate 0
    calcium 460
    phospate 0
    temp 80
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    Here is my normal seven day cleaning. I altered the slot on day two but did not clean. It appears to have more even growth but color is lacking a green. flash on the camera actually give a more...
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    Just completed smoothing out and widening the slot. I checked the slot and found if had some slight variance, form 1/8 to slightly less then that. It also was not smooth or straight. Instead of...
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    I cut it with a table saw, which should be a 1/8" wide cut, based on the width of the blade plus the cut overage. I actually flipped the tube last week, because I was getting more growth on the far...
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    How my algae is growing

    Floyd:

    Took your suggestion, cut a new pipe without the slots. I have been adding FE, I am up to three times a week 3ml per dose, 9ml last week.
    [attachment=1:1u2m9b6o]side...
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    Without the crosscuts, i had more flow at the water entry end of the pipe and a lot less at the end. The cross cuts helped to even it out. I am not having any issues with algae growing up in the...
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    I added crosscuts the first of August. My original scrubber had them but I built this one I did not initially have them. When I added them I made them to large and had to reduce them.

    Kent
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    total system has been up and running for one week now. Have both sides light using 37W U shaped CFL on both sides. Have re-plumbed system and gone from a Mag 3 to a Mag 9 pump. With head loss...
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    SM thanks for the response.

    I am planning on getting a larger pump tomorrow. Also ordering bulbs.
    On http://www.1000bulbs.com/search/?filter[category]=3174&filter[color+temperature]=3000K...
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    Other pictures
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    Kent
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    I have finally got everything rebuild and operational. I essentially took the SM100 and adapted it to my sump. I took the screen that I started last November, it is 13 X 5 and turned it with the...
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    well I realized my problem...my pump. I am running a Mag 3. Plenty of flow for a 45 gal, marginal flow for a 5" wide, but not sufficient for a 13" wide. Looks like with my head pressure, I am...
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    I think I am going to try a Bean Animal/Calfo type system. My return line is 1", but I am reducing to 3/4 right as I get to the sump. I am going to extend the 1" return line and reduce to the 3/4"...
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    Got my new scrubber built, installed and running. I have pictures, but I don't like how they turned out, so I need to take others.

    Here is my questions. The pipe the screen is suspended from is...
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    ok thanks...I will start my build.

    Once I get it down I will let you know how it works.

    Thanks for all your help

    Kent
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    Re: Light source suggestions

    So Option 2 with the U-shaped tube. That was the direction that I was leaning. I double checked these are 6700K bulbs or should I look for a different brightness, they might have different...
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    Light source suggestions

    I built my first scrubber last November. I had a very bad algae problem. It is a 7X13 screen. Lit it on both sides. It took months to get really going, but was just starting to reduce my tank...
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