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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    Since ATS was not a a success for me so far I even start getting low Ammonia and nitrite levels which I never had I decided to take new approach:
    After cleaning of cleaning the screen using a razor...
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    I wonder what should be P & N levels so that green algae will grow?

    I made whater changes and now N is 50 and P 0.1 but thereis bery little green algae.
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    It seems like green algae grow only after brown/red algae grow - I have two questions:

    1. Is the red is Ciano and if so what should I do?

    2. should I still clean the screen to bare or allow the...
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    the fan reduced the temprature inside the bucket - looks like algae grow faster at highr temprature which makes sense - most plants grow during the summer -assuming we are not making an algae soup ...
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    It's not just that it's less grow but it become whiter with signs of green algae - I suspect that dark algae does not like much light as green. Since it become whiter I suspect also actiivty of...
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    I believe so but lets wait for SM answer.

    36 hours passed from last clean and it already full with thin layer of black / brown algae so I cleaned it again and there was relatively plenty to wash ...
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    Okay, I scraped it on both sides to the bare and washed it.
    Does it mean that as long as black algae grow I will have to clean it often on both sides?
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    You must take a close look on the "clean" side to imagine the quantity of ugly black algae that was removed using a knife: lol:

    Unfortenatly water parameter are the same yet.
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    Well, at least it didn't burn green but orange - I hope there is't any other toxic that orange indicates ;)

    The 28w bulb are 6500, the 45w is 2100k, I couldn't find anything else. I can tell you...
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    1. It grow much faster in front of the bulb so doesn't it means that more light is better?

    2. Adding co2 made huge difference, perhaps because I am using active carbon which affect co2 level.
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    Is that the amounf of energy required to keep the grow - it's much above what other people using.
    Also consider I am using co2.

    Is this level of grow already requires cleaning or should I wait a...
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    Here is an update after using CO2 and 45w + 28W bulb (on one side where the pic from) I found it disspointing.
    I am using empty bottle to protect the bulb.
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    I think the reason that there was no algae growth but brown species because it did not exist in the water. Bringing some algae from the sea helps and I can see same hair algae growin now in front of...
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    Here is an updated picture you can see clearly that broun algae grow where is less light andgreen where is more light but yet - very little.

    Is anyone knows if algae can take advantage of carbon...
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    well the reason fo rsuch level of nitrate is previous implementation on DSB that failed.
    Now there is only a thin layer, fish are okay since it raised slowly and I am not adding anything until it...
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    yes it's lighting all the time - thank you very much for this input,I will turn it of for 8 hours.

    Ther is very little green algae now.
  17. Thread: Air Injection

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    Air Injection

    Since my ATS is not well aired, I would like to know your opinion about this idea - using the pump's venturi for air injection inject together with the water.

    I found some artice claiming turf...
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    Okay - thank you for bringing this graet idea to practice.

    One important lesson I learned is that it's important to make a "backup hole" or even better few in differents heights so that if the...
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    No - it's just that I had to cut the screen a bit narow in the bottom.
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    Here is the water flow
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    Re: No Algae growth - Help

    It's sort of plastic canvas. The green algae brough from the sea.
  22. Thread: Cutting the pipe

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    Re: Cutting the pipe

    Here is what I did to get a clean slit:

    1 - cut a narow slit clean as possible.
    2 - using a file thick as you want the slit to be go over the first slit.

    this will result clean and accurate...
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    No Algae growth - Help

    Hi,

    I installed AST in a bucket it's not white but covered with reflective cover inside and 4x flurocent bulbs of 28 Watt 1250 Lumen each one. ( two on each side).
    The screen width is 10 inches...
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