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  1. Magnetic Suction Cups. for heaters, temp sensor etc... Are there any DIY plans out there?

    Hi all,
    Found one type by a simple search, but some of reviews mentioned separation of the materials. Worse yet the magnet that is in contact with the water.
    Tired of the rubber suction cups. ...
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    Thanks SM, I am noticing now, in my pictures,...

    Thanks SM,
    I am noticing now, in my pictures, were I was really neglectful.
    The brown algae up the sides above the water line (backed up) in the scrubber.
    From what I remember the brown algae (FW)...
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    Has it been 4 years? Wow. And still no water...

    Has it been 4 years? Wow. And still no water changes.
    I got an email, and was checking out SM's new surf8X. Great work.
    FW
    Lost a couple led I see. Happy I checked now.
    That is thing about...
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    +1

    +1
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    I got to wait 5 weeks. You are killing me....

    I got to wait 5 weeks.
    You are killing me.
    Thanks for all the effort.
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    (Posting test after the new forum change) Thanks...

    (Posting test after the new forum change) Thanks SM
    It's nice to see the tank progressing after 2 years with a led setup Rygh.
    It's also nice to see more people using led. While many people have...
  7. Thread: LED suggestion

    by inkidu
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    Re: LED suggestion

    A 1 watt or a 3 watt or even for that matter a 5 watt led could all be the same led.
    It is all a function of the power you put to the led.
    You generally want to go with less led that can handle...
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    Re: Build-diary: 240L ATS only system

    +1

    The detail diagram is greatly appreciated. Thanks SM
    http://www.radio-media.com/fish/100.jpg
    Eventually will go vertical.
    Nice build Doompie.
    Best of luck.
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    Re: Modern LED scrubber light

    More led news

    High efficiency and high output royal blue led from Cree.
    http://www.cree.com/products/pdf/XLampXT-E_ROY.pdf

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: LED test on SM100

    A dawn of a new age.
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    Re: Modern LED scrubber light

    Happy to see things going well.
    LED and a algae scrubber IMO are all about less maintenance/work. (I like to say less expense???) Time will tell.
    There is the engineering fun behind it of course...
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    Re: Modern LED scrubber light

    More LED news.

    Just something someone might want to try out.
    light coverage is rather square which would be good for our purposes
    and mounting system is easy to use/update (watch video)
    Notice...
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    Re: idea on screen roughness

    Way to think out of the box.

    I might have to try SeaChem Flourite
    http://www.seachem.com/Products/product ... urite.html
    in my freshwater scrubber (rough in nature and might supply iron very...
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    For sale Cree XM-L LED

    I have a thread on the Candle Power Forum Marketplace site

    http://www.cpfmarketplace.com/mp/showthread.php?251185-FS-Neutral-Warm-White-amp-U2-XM-L-s-on-14mm-Boards-free-26AWG-Silicone-wire
    ...
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    Re: Ace's ATS v2.0 - LEDs

    Just a suggestion. (120mm fan might not fit)
    I have had success running 12v 120 mm fans at 6v. The bigger the fan the better. (efficiency and noise)
    My understanding is as soon as you get any...
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    Re: Ace's ATS v2.0 - LEDs

    Please start a separate thread pertaining to these ideas. (I will not get tired of hearing it)

    What obviously is needed is the implementation of ideas.
    Thanks and good luck with the build.

    I...
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    Re: Modern LED scrubber light

    More LED news.

    Cree Launches Highest-Performance Warm & Neutral White Lighting-Class LED

    http://www.cree.com/press/press_detail.asp?i=1299160266032

    I order some neutral and some warm to...
  18. Thread: Discus tank

    by inkidu
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    Re: Discus tank

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    Here is a couple I have from some time ago I don't have a camera right now.
    I'll try to...
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    Re: Cactus Rough White Screen

    You might find this interesting.

    http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20101204-20834.html

    Many variables and differences to make to much of a comparison/conclusion but still interesting.

    Hope...
  20. Thread: Discus tank

    by inkidu
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    Re: Discus tank

    Yes
    My discus are doing well and growing without a water change for quite sometime.(Its been months for me)
    The way I look at if you want to work on taking care of the animals you keep all the...
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    Re: plastic canvas mesh size

    I have ask myself the same ?
    Essentially if you have a well running algae scrubber than it grows quickly enough were (mesh #) it doesn't matter.
    What you do want is as rough a surface as possible. ...
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    Re: Modern LED scrubber light

    More led news.

    The new Cree XM-L cool white led are shipping Mid Nov..

    http://cutter.com.au/products.php?cat=Cree+XM-L

    These are the latest and greatest cool white led available.
    ...
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    Re: Aquaricare Algae Scrubbers for sale

    Thanks for the photo.

    Can I get a side shot?

    Mine seems to have a little different outlet portion.

    What are those white marks?

    Thanks
  24. Re: Algae scrubber in a mixed planted fresh water aquarium

    I think some plants tend to get their food from the water while others from the soil all matters what plants you are trying to grow.

    IMO If you use an algae scrubber(therefore supplying the most...
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    Re: Modern LED scrubber light

    More LED news.

    Notice the second paragraph. (warm white LED)

    http://www.led-professional.com/technol ... in-the-lab

    In case the link breaks search this.

    Epistar Red-Orange LED Chips...
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    Re: Help with LED overflow scrubber design

    I am by no means an expert but if you want my two cents I would stay away from mixing led types even if the forward voltage is similar.

    I figure it this way one of the main benefits to led is...
  27. Thread: massive project

    by inkidu
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    Re: massive project

    To roughen that much screen I would suggest you take a look at this link.

    It would be much easier and much less time than if you would do it without a tool.

    viewtopic.php?f=2&t=496

    Hope it...
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    Re: Bulb Suitability - UK Supply

    Welcome to the forum.

    Try the super high output T3 CFL daylight bulbs we are after all just growing algae.

    Never deny the power of the algae.

    Safety first, then duty.

    Or do I have that...
  29. Re: Has anyone used an algae scrubber in a planted FW tank?

    Agree.

    So how could a algae scrubber still be useful?

    Some thoughts that I am having and implementing.

    I am using pots that have a large amount of nutrients/"soil" in them with plants...
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    Re: Modern LED scrubber light

    More LED news.

    A cheap and efficient deep red LED from Osram

    LH W5AM-1T3T-1-L-Z

    http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Osr ... NWtQ%3d%3d

    Still need to get my feet wet on mounting these LED...
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    Re: Modern LED scrubber light

    Just an update on what is going on in the led world for anyone interested.

    The Cree XP-G warm white (2800K) led are becoming more available (sometimes a manufacture comes out with cool whites...
  32. Re: Has anyone used an algae scrubber in a planted FW tank?

    Thanks for the reply.

    Wondering instead of using CO2,from a pressurized tank, to stimulate growth could using a scrubber, which has the lights on opposite the tank lights produce enough CO2 to...
  33. Has anyone used an algae scrubber in a planted FW tank?

    While I have some plants and years ago have had a heavily planted tank I am curious what anyone else experiences have been?

    A cool link for FW planted tanks.
    ...
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    Re: Rev 3 LED lighting

    Rygh,

    You could add this fact also to the benefits of LED lighting. (especially for cool water tanks)

    LED produce little to no infrared light hence they don't heat up the water going past...
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    Re: Rev 3 LED lighting

    [attachment=0:pqxu67xy]P08-18-10_19.57.jpg[/attachment:pqxu67xy]

    That is the best I can do.

    The metal piece coming down(temp. probe) fit firmly under the LED tab and against the heat sink i.e....
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    Re: Rev 3 LED lighting

    "Interesting that you have cool white. What is that for? Extra blue?"

    When I first started the project I wasn't so knowledgeable on what the ideal K would be for algae i.e. (3000k) most grow...
  37. Thread: My setup.

    by inkidu
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    Re: My setup.

    First off nice setup. I have been thinking of a large ats myself.

    If I am reading your last post right ??? you're wonder why you do or don't have much algae growth.

    nutrient supply/bio-load =...
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    Re: Rev 3 LED lighting

    Thanks for the right up.

    You mentioned that the 10 watt (cheap warm white ebay led) would be to much light in any one area.

    They work quite well for me and the large tabs are 10 times easier...
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    Re: Rev2 Horizontal build

    Rygh,

    In my horizontal scrubber I use an air pump which is connected to the outlet of my powerhead.

    The effect is that a large amount air gets trap under and then travels up through my screen,...
  40. Re: How to roughen a screen in 5 min. w/o much effort

    This is so much easier than roughening a screen by hand with a hole saw

    that I thought ii was worth a bump.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Lumens and watts

    Welcome to the site.

    "Do the lumens of the bulbs matter?"

    Sure but use that only as a guide line there are many other factors.

    My two cents

    Use a t-12 bulb only if you have no other...
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    Re: Anyone use LED's for Lighting a Scrubber?

    How long a led lasts and how bright they are after some use are two different things.

    I am only mentioning this because I have read what other people have posted about how these type of lights...
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    Re: Modern LED scrubber light

    Thanks for the reply.

    Will look into Arduino microcontroller I have heard about them and I like the concept (open source, many app.)

    Good news I just got this email from Marubeni about my 680...
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    Re: Modern LED scrubber light

    Thanks for the reply.

    Like the idea of solid state electronics i.e. the artisan repeat cycle timer $40

    The mechanical timer that I own uses those little plastic tabs to turn on and off timer,
    ...
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    Re: Modern LED scrubber light

    I have been experimenting with misting systems to cool and water my tomato, pepper, and nursery plants.

    And then I had a thought that the repeat cycle timer that I use to turn my water solenoid...
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    Re: Anyone use LED's for Lighting a Scrubber?

    Sarcasm.

    I never knew SM to talk up LED too much. No offense SM.

    Its encouraging to see people having success with LED.

    I will be curious to see how well those panels age.

    The...
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    Re: Modern LED scrubber light

    Anyone looking for a led driver?

    A new Meanwell led driver line just became available.

    http://www.meanwell.com/product/hlg/hlg.html

    Granted they are a bit large but they are very efficient...
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    Re: Version 3 ATS : Vertical, LED, bigger

    EDIT

    The led I mentioned.

    http://www.cree.com/press/press_detail. ... 1079100891

    Coming this fall.

    Hope this helps
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    Re: Version 3 ATS : Vertical, LED, bigger

    Thanks for the info.

    Maybe you are aware but I will mention it,

    Cree is coming out with the XM-L soon. (couple months maybe less???)

    160 lumens per watt @350 mA

    Whether a warm white...
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    Re: Version 3 ATS : Vertical, LED, bigger

    You are making me want to build a new revision now.

    Still waiting on my 680nm led tick tock tick tock

    "This will be LED based. N * (1X Blue + 2X Deep-Red + 1X warm-white) mixture."
    ...
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