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    I guess the most "long term" user of the spray...

    I guess the most "long term" user of the spray bar system has is me... I have the first customers on latinamerican markets mostly so they don't visit this forum too often... I will try to drive here...
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    Hello santamonica, just read this, many users of...

    Hello santamonica, just read this, many users of my scrubber have done this with no problem but I was wondering what about cycling a tank with dry rock, not live rock, would the scrubber be ready to...
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    Agree Floyd... I'm not trying to state or deny...

    Agree Floyd... I'm not trying to state or deny this as a change (as I'm fairly new on the history behind this conversation)... I'm just trying to avoid this discussion from generating confusion in...
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    I find this text to be the clearest form to...

    I find this text to be the clearest form to explain it:
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    Inside it, not over it, I'm talking about...

    Inside it, not over it, I'm talking about phosphates and nitrates, not detritus

    LR can adsorb nutrients and it need to let them leach over time to the water

    Coraline algae has the same ability...
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    Nutrients can be inside the LR

    Nutrients can be inside the LR
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    Does anybody has a real implementation example of...

    Does anybody has a real implementation example of an algae scrubber for a swimming pool ???

    SantaMonica, found this from you on another forum:

    "The new designs which I'll start posting next...
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    Hello everyone, what do you think about this UAS...

    Hello everyone, what do you think about this UAS sump design ?

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    The two holes on the left are there for 1.5" bulkhead fitting for the water comming from the display tank

    The main...
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    Sticky: That would be around 8 cubes.... 2 sided 10" x...

    That would be around 8 cubes....

    2 sided 10" x 10" with 100 watts CFL
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    Sticky: I made an 8 inch wide red led ats Mesured the...

    I made an 8 inch wide red led ats

    Mesured the flow at 551 gph so its almost 69 gph per inch

    Is that too much flow? Should i dial that down a little bit?
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    You can use them, only considerations would be...

    You can use them, only considerations would be using warm light and changing them often to avoid loosing effectiveness
  12. I havefound the most challenging design factor...

    I havefound the most challenging design factor for uas is to contain the algae growth in a confined space without restricting flow or making the cleaning process too comPlicated
  13. I use a Hagen Optima... following the principle...

    I use a Hagen Optima... following the principle of bigger is better
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    I plan to enclose the magnets in 2 layers of...

    I plan to enclose the magnets in 2 layers of acrilyc
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    Made a first prototype in 1/4" pvc foamboard that...

    Made a first prototype in 1/4" pvc foamboard that I had around collecting dust...

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    This prototype made me take note of some changes for the next prototype... among them... change...
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    Thought about that.... I guess the hard part is...

    Thought about that.... I guess the hard part is going to be making it stay very close to the glass so bubbles doesn't escape... That would be fixed using a clear panel but that would be an extra...
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    What do you think about this UAS design ? It's...

    What do you think about this UAS design ?

    It's a hybrid between HOG and the new one, pink stuff are magnets, the squared one is for fixing to the glass and the outside lamp, the rounded ones are...
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    Cotinued using the UAS to kill the bryopsis but...

    Cotinued using the UAS to kill the bryopsis but it persists in 3 rocks still and in some sections of the back glass that is covered in coralline algae...

    I guess the UAS is not performing...
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    Good news !!! Bryopsis is 90% death !!!! I...

    Good news !!!

    Bryopsis is 90% death !!!! I guess the die-off from the bryopsis was fueling some cyano or dinos on the sand (not sure if it was cyano or dinos or both)

    I have been sweeping the...
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    Reading this thread I got curious... supposing I...

    Reading this thread I got curious... supposing I was feeding 30 cubes a day... is the UAS/ATS scalable to that extents? Thinking about a big FOWLR tank...
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    Yes Srusso, thanks to the UAs and you personal...

    Yes Srusso, thanks to the UAs and you personal advice I'm getting rid of the Bryopsis... what do you think about the Cyano ??? is that part of the process of getting rid of the algae ???
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    As I move forward eliminating the bryopsis algae...

    As I move forward eliminating the bryopsis algae on my display tank, I'm getting some black cyano mat on my sand bed... is this normal behavior when getting rid of the algae or something isn't right?
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    Thank you !!! what do you think about adding one...

    Thank you !!! what do you think about adding one ON hour and reducing one OFF hour ???
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    This is second cleaning after changing to 8on and...

    This is second cleaning after changing to 8on and 8 off

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    Based on the color of the algae I'm thinking about moving to 9 on/ 7 off and see what I get... any opinion from...
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    It's very simmilar to mine, you will notice great...

    It's very simmilar to mine, you will notice great improvement with the 2 sided conversion
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    I have a Neptune Apex that has a "Oscillate"...

    I have a Neptune Apex that has a "Oscillate" command, that way I can control it to oscillate ON/OFF with a certain amount of minutes for each phase... with a regular timer you would be very...
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    The UAS keeps working great, Phosphates and...

    The UAS keeps working great, Phosphates and nitrates are still VEEEERY low !!!! The 8 hours ON and 8 OFF schedule is working great

    The screen grows green attached to it and brown slime covering...
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    Any news with july design revelation ?

    Any news with july design revelation ?
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    Changed it to 8on/8off and algae is growing...

    Changed it to 8on/8off and algae is growing faster and greener !!!

    I'm still getting some brown growth over the green one, and the green is still slimy, not like strands of hard strong green...
  30. Oooooohhh I get it now... I've seen it also here...

    Oooooohhh I get it now... I've seen it also here in mexico that some people sell "hydrogen peroxide" but it's kind of cream, they use it to dye hair...

    To avoid confusion with anyone who reads...
  31. I completely dipped the rocks for 3 minutes in 3%...

    I completely dipped the rocks for 3 minutes in 3% H2O2, then rinsed them on a separate container using water from the tank and then back to the tank. The rocks ended up completely free of algae
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  32. Same problem as you (also in mexico btw...)...

    Same problem as you (also in mexico btw...) tackling it with a UAS and taking out the rocks that are accesible and rinsing them with H2O2, it will nuke the rock almost completely, except for...
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    Thank you Floyd, I'll experiment with that......

    Thank you Floyd, I'll experiment with that... I'll start on 8on/8off and then I will try to reduce it to less hours off gradually and see what results I get...
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    Thank you, and after 8 hours of light how many...

    Thank you, and after 8 hours of light how many hours do I need to keep the light off? I want to reduce the off time having it oscillate on for 8 hours and off for the minimum time needed to give...
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    changed the photoperiod to 18/8 but with the...

    changed the photoperiod to 18/8 but with the diffuser and got good results... after some advice from Floyd R Turbo I decided to change the photoperiod to a shorter one with higher light intensity so...
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    I'm testing the UAS now in my 400G tank and I can...

    I'm testing the UAS now in my 400G tank and I can say it does it job nicely !!!
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    I have Bryopsis, tried BioPellets for 4 months...

    I have Bryopsis, tried BioPellets for 4 months without success and after bleaching some Acros I stopped using BioPellets and started a UAS, seems like it's growth has slowed but nothing near waht I...
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    Thank you SantaMonica, would it be too much shock...

    Thank you SantaMonica, would it be too much shock going from 12/12 to 18/8 directly or better do it gradually? let's say... add 1 hour daily
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    I just measured nitrate and phosphate, both mark...

    I just measured nitrate and phosphate, both mark undetectable with salifert test kits

    I keep seeing green dust algae over the display tank front glass, some days a little and some days lots of it,...
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    Here is the reflector I took it out for cleaning,...

    Here is the reflector I took it out for cleaning, the mirrors get dirty very often...

    Everything is made from 6 mm white trovicel that I had collecting dust somewhere around and glass mirrors, I...
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    Look at my UAS thread, I have mine on sump with...

    Look at my UAS thread, I have mine on sump with lights outside, started 1 sided and changed to 2 sided after 2 weeks
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    Some pics of the screen at wk4... slimy but green...

    Some pics of the screen at wk4... slimy but green !!!!

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    SantaMonica, do you have photos of the UAS you...

    SantaMonica, do you have photos of the UAS you are selling?
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    On the weekend cleaning I'll take it out and take...

    On the weekend cleaning I'll take it out and take some pictures

    As a midweek update... The whole screen is now growing green, hope to see some 3D growth soon

    I've seen many stomatella snails...
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    I wouldn't use a moonlight as the light source,...

    I wouldn't use a moonlight as the light source, better to use red or warm light
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    I'm getting very good results with the new...

    I'm getting very good results with the new reflector and leds, growing much more green and without the yellow center patch... Giving it a complete week to scrub and take more pics.

    Phosphate still...
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    Ey SantaMonica !!!! any news on the new design...

    Ey SantaMonica !!!! any news on the new design release for this month ????
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    Regarding the results of unpluging the biopellet...

    Regarding the results of unpluging the biopellet reactor... One day after shutting them down I saw a little cyano bloom on the sand that is slowly going away... My phosphate levels still are...
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    Yesterday I cleaned up my UAS, well, just rinse...

    Yesterday I cleaned up my UAS, well, just rinse it a little bit to get rid of some dinos and brown slime I didn't really scrub anything to let it spread a bit more:

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    As you can see there's...
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    What about PH ? Bubbles also serve as...

    What about PH ?

    Bubbles also serve as circulation and agitation not just CO2 delivery as far as I understand
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