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    I found similar heat sinks on eBay so they look...

    I found similar heat sinks on eBay so they look the same. Look at the wires are different.
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    So I moved all 4 led strips to one side for 3...

    So I moved all 4 led strips to one side for 3 weeks with all dark growth. So I figured go big or go home so I added 20 3w leds to each side for 60w on each side. Letting run 22 hours till I see good...
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    So I kinda figured that a water change is only...

    So I kinda figured that a water change is only putting a small band aide on a large cut so I moved all the light bars to one side if that is enough I guess I'll have to spend another $160 on 4 more...
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    So basically doing a water change would help but...

    So basically doing a water change would help but if the wattage on my screen isn't strong enough, than the algae on the screen will slowly die off if the bio load gets to high in the tank.
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    Do you think a 50% water change would help?

    Do you think a 50% water change would help?
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    What do you mean by lower nutrients in the water?...

    What do you mean by lower nutrients in the water? I thought that the screen would do better with higher levels in the tank so the screen would have more to feed on.
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    I know you are the leading expert on algae...

    I know you are the leading expert on algae scrubbers SantaMonica and your advice has always helped me. I'm still trying to find a good way to mount all four light strips on the same side but why do...
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    Do you think I would be able to change the 1w...

    Do you think I would be able to change the 1w leds to 3w in those bars?
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    Is that going to be able to support my 75g tank?...

    Is that going to be able to support my 75g tank? I shortened the screen to 7 1/2 x 10 inches.
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    If that's true I'm really not trying to spend...

    If that's true I'm really not trying to spend another $160 on more lights
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    Here is where I ordered them from. Let me know...

    Here is where I ordered them from. Let me know what you think.

    http://www.expressions-ltd.com/Algae_Scrubber_LED_Light_p/led-grow-light.htm
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    Nitrate and phosphate rise???

    I have a waterfall scrubber and had 4 23w cfl's on it for 18 hrs a day and the turf algae grew like crazy I had my tank for over 7 years now and the last 5 months or so the algae has been a red...
  13. Thread: Phosphates

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    Ok thanks, I'll do that.

    Ok thanks, I'll do that.
  14. Thread: Phosphates

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    Why does the light algae still build up on the...

    Why does the light algae still build up on the glass? Also my screen has a red slime algae? I changed the bulbs 2 months ago didn't change when I first changed them at all. I have a 75g tank 4 23w...
  15. Thread: Phosphates

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    Phosphates

    Do algae scrubbers remove phosphates from the water?
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    Here is a pic of my sump with crushed coral an LR...

    Here is a pic of my sump with crushed coral an LR the bed is about 3 inches deep.
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    So could detritus build up in my crushed coral in...

    So could detritus build up in my crushed coral in my sump cause nitrate levels to rise and stay in tank?
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    I did a 36g water change, by volume that was...

    I did a 36g water change, by volume that was about 60%. I got the nitrates down to 10-20 ppm I think that's a lot more manageable than it was. But will continue your step through until til water is...
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    I will try all of that then give you an update....

    I will try all of that then give you an update. Also I've been trying a different way to clean the screen to get the turf algae to grow better it seems to be working. Instead of scrubbing one side...
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    My test kit is a year to year 1/2 old

    My test kit is a year to year 1/2 old
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    My ph 8.1 phos. 0.25ppm

    My ph 8.1 phos. 0.25ppm
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    There's also no algae growth in the tank other...

    There's also no algae growth in the tank other than coraline.
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    Its been at least 2 months with great growth...

    Its been at least 2 months with great growth thats what worries me. I also am worried because I have 3 watannabe angels and one is changing into a male.
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    Yes I did I was running perfect at 0 ppm for a...

    Yes I did I was running perfect at 0 ppm for a long time then I bought some led grow lights that screwed in like the cfls and work got busy so my girlfriend didn't realize that little to no growth...
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    oh sorry.... I didn't know that, I wasn't trying...

    oh sorry.... I didn't know that, I wasn't trying to rude. So stronger lights will do the trick??
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    My tank has been established for about 4 years...

    My tank has been established for about 4 years now.
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    A thriving screen can be sort of relative. I...

    A thriving screen can be sort of relative. I picture will tell the story. Try to find a way to post a few.

    A few questions.

    10x10 screen is 100 sq in / 12 per cube = about 8 cube/day screen. Is...
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    High Nitrate Levels

    My 75g tank has had high nitrate levels for a while now..... :(. Some of my acans are slowly dying I think because of it. The levels are between 60-80 ppm. I did a 40% water change a couple of months...
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    I've had the tank up for 4 1/2 years now. And...

    I've had the tank up for 4 1/2 years now. And have a lot of live rock and live sand. I thought the scrubber would take out the nitrates, nitrites and ammonia from the water. I've also did two water...
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    The screen is 10x10

    The screen is 10x10
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    They are very close 2-4 inches away. So your...

    They are very close 2-4 inches away. So your saying these bulbs are junk?
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    New led bulbs

    Hi I just recently bought these bulbs from ebay and they don't seem to be working??

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/130766100603?var=430094895221&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    Now...
  33. Need help finding to buy or designing my own led light.

    Cool thanks
  34. Need help finding to buy or designing my own led light.

    Now before I get started building my light could some one give me a list of all the materials I will need to build my light, something that I can use as a checklist so I don't get started an realize...
  35. Need help finding to buy or designing my own led light.

    Thanks...... I'm sure I might have more questions being the first time I've ever done this but I wanted to say I greatly appreciate everyone's help so far!!
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    How would I be able to find out what resistor to use for each side of my wired series of leds?
  37. Need help finding to buy or designing my own led light.

    Cool..... Thanks for the advice!!! You've changed my mind I think I'll go with the series.
  38. Need help finding to buy or designing my own led light.

    How good is the growth with 10x 660's an 4x 630's compared to 2x 23 watt cfl's on each side? I also think that when I do decide on what design I'm going to do I'll probably go with parallel wiring so...
  39. Need help finding to buy or designing my own led light.

    Thanks....... But is there any kind of diagram I can go off of for the wiring? I've never done any of that before. What does ELN30-42 mean?
  40. Need help finding to buy or designing my own led light.

    Pics are taken with my phone sorry if the are small. http://img.tapatalk.com/62cc3854-98e3-dd31.jpg

    http://img.tapatalk.com/62cc3854-98f4-f84a.jpg

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  41. Need help finding to buy or designing my own led light.

    I would like to get or design a led light for my scrubber for the lowest cost as possible. I would greatly appreciate anyones help with advice and or any product that would work. I have a 75 gallon...
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    Old CFL Bulbs

    Well I have ran out of uses for them an didn't know if anyone did something with them to get a portion of the money back. Their only 3 months old almost like new...... there good for 7 years.
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    Old CFL Bulbs

    What do people do with the old bulbs from the scrubber?
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    Question about bulbs not lasting

    No they don't blow the algae doesn't grow as good.


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    Question about bulbs not lasting

    I have 4 23watt cfl's on my 10x10 screen 2 on each side. They say the bulbs last 3 months but to me they seem to work only about 8 to 9 weeks. Am I using the wrong bulb?


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    Algae Growth at top of screen

    I moved the screen up about 3 inches hopefully the turf algae will cover more area.


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    Algae Growth at top of screen

    Why does the turf algae grow on the top half and on the lower half its like a slime algae on my screen? I have 4, 26 watt cfl's the flow rate is 400 gph. Why doesn't the turf algae grow on the whole...
  48. Thread: Bulbs

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    Bulbs

    No one knows anything on this? The cfl flood light led bulbs are to expensive the try and not work.


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  49. Thread: Bulbs

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    Bulbs

    Is there any type of cfl flood light led bulbs that would work with the scrubber? Possible last longer than 3 month?


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  50. Thread: Water flow

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    Water flow

    Thanks a lot!!! I had about 5 zip ties on it and I just readjusted it and put just 2 and move the screen up in the tube farther and its flowing great on both sides.
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