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    So... I wanted to come up with some type of...

    So... I wanted to come up with some type of light fixture that was neat in appearance.

    I had an old cash drawer that had a black plastic insert and that worked great for the light fixture...
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    Hey Garf: I am making something similar, but...

    Hey Garf:

    I am making something similar, but it is not a waterfall. It will be a plastic container that holds the screen fully submerged about an inch under water and the return from the sump will...
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    Ah ha..... A 10 ohm resistor in parallel did...

    Ah ha..... A 10 ohm resistor in parallel did the job... In the pic I hooked one up to the left section and the blue isn't so intense.

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    Well. I hooked three in parallel and now they...

    Well. I hooked three in parallel and now they are to low. I need to do some configuring and either put a resistor in parallel or use a diffuser.
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    So..... I have it all wired up with the blue...

    So..... I have it all wired up with the blue parallel and then series with the red.... I still think they are brighter. I was thinking what if I went three blue led's parallel to get that...
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    Ah ha.... Excellent Floyd... Thanks I will...

    Ah ha.... Excellent Floyd... Thanks I will try that and let you know how it works....
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    Garf... I have sun glasses.... :) Ace... ...

    Garf... I have sun glasses.... :)

    Ace... Thanks for the reply. Yes I bought the cheap China ones. I did do some reading about buying led's that are from the same bin so they match. I'll play...
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    Ok... I'm starting to wire this thing up with...

    Ok... I'm starting to wire this thing up with LPC-35-700 current driver. I have 14 led's for each driver. I have one of 3 sets done and hooked up the driver. It is very bright oh yes. I noticed the...
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    Ok it's been a while for me posting and I have...

    Ok it's been a while for me posting and I have had great algae growth with 138 cfl watts , but my nitrates still climb to 80ppm, but never over 80. my screen is 9 x 14 on a 220 fresh water. 11 large...
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    Thanks Kotlec ... lol, but I think your the only...

    Thanks Kotlec ... lol, but I think your the only one interested.... :)
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    DIY Bio Media Cartrige

    Just something I came up with for my fresh water tanks to hold my Bio Media and make it easier to clean and water flows more evenly through it....


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yenOnKajBps
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    Thanks SM and Garf..... :)

    Thanks SM and Garf..... :)
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    Fresh water hang on the back

    Fresh Water Algae is very different to Salt Water. I hear about how thick Salt Water algae grows and it can be hard to scrape off. I have built a few scubbers for Fresh water and the algae is very...
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    Day 7 Filling in nicely... Starting to get some...

    Day 7 Filling in nicely... Starting to get some algae stringers floating off the screen
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    Thanks Kerry ....No it's a Kamfa Flowerhorn...

    Thanks Kerry ....No it's a Kamfa Flowerhorn about 5 1/2".... I got 2 Jacks in the 220G one 9" and one 6"
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    Day 4 with some green starting.... So far so...

    Day 4 with some green starting.... So far so good...

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    So my 15 Gallon at work with algae growing all...

    So my 15 Gallon at work with algae growing all over in it seems to keep the Nitrates at near ZERO. I don't even have a legitimate algae scrubber in it to specs... A 7x7 screen with just the main...
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    Ok I picked up a test kit for Phos.... And it...

    Ok I picked up a test kit for Phos.... And it looks like a 1.0 to me... So now what ?
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    Heyyyyy....lol ... Does anyone have an answer...

    Heyyyyy....lol ... Does anyone have an answer for me... :) Do I need to check my Fresh water for Phos?

    I think they skipped over my post Garf.... :)
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    Garf : I have never checked for Phos in my...

    Garf :

    I have never checked for Phos in my fresh water. The tank I am testing in is a bare bottom. Should I be testing my Phos in fresh water?
    I am not familiar with all the testing in salt...
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    Well had an issue with my scrubber. Some how I...

    Well had an issue with my scrubber. Some how I bumped all the buttons down on my timer and it ran for a few days 24 hours... I noticed it was turning brown and was wondering why... Did a water...
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    I tried to look at those pics and my avg popped...

    I tried to look at those pics and my avg popped up and blocked a threat..... That is a bad place to host your pics.... And yes Floyd I got Porn also popping up.....
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    Hmmm... Cleaned the scrubber 6 days ago... Still...

    Hmmm... Cleaned the scrubber 6 days ago... Still hovering at about 80ppm.. after 6 days the algae is growing out of the output again. Frustrating....

    Water change tomorrow for my little bud......
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    Crap..... That sucks you lost the pics of your...

    Crap..... That sucks you lost the pics of your son....... Sry to hear that...

    Another note great to see your nitrates are almost undetectable...

    Alex how many fish do you have in your tank and...
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    Excellent .... Congrats on your self...

    Excellent .... Congrats on your self employment...... Yes it is scary getting into your own buisness. All the questions you ask yourself if it's the right decision, finances, home, car, life, ect....
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    Lol.... The only weird thing is that my water is...

    Lol.... The only weird thing is that my water is fueling the fire.... :)
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    When I transferred water to the 29G yesterday and...

    When I transferred water to the 29G yesterday and put the scrubber in it there was no algae coming out the top of the scrubber. In one night it's growing out about 3 to 5 inches from the top of the...
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    Ok it's official. The 10 x 10 --- 100 SQ. In....

    Ok it's official. The 10 x 10 --- 100 SQ. In. Scrubber is in the 29G now with a 5 1/2" Oscar ... Time will tell ...

    Took water out of the 55G and filled up the 29G and transfered the Fluval 305...
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    It's been another week with this 100 SQ. IN....

    It's been another week with this 100 SQ. IN. scrubber... It grew just as good as it did the first week after cleaning it. Nice and green...

    Nitrates have not budged from 80 ppm. They haven't...
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    Please do... It would be nice to see all the fish...

    Please do... It would be nice to see all the fish in it..... :)
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    If I'm correct on what I have this one I just...

    If I'm correct on what I have this one I just built with 10x10 100 Sq. In. screen will work for my 29G high......I may set that up and see if my theory works....

    Then I need to make another one...
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    I have 20PPM in the 10G with 28 square inches of...

    I have 20PPM in the 10G with 28 square inches of screen..... I even added 18 feeder fish to the 10 to see if it could handle it and the algae grew faster and the feeders are still in there at 20ppm....
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    The first thing I thought is that it looked like...

    The first thing I thought is that it looked like a brain.... Check this link out Green...I am far not a salt water expert with my zero salt water tanks that I own...LOL ... Kinda looks like this...
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    Alex and Kerry Yes ... I have tested and it's...

    Alex and Kerry

    Yes ... I have tested and it's close to 80ppm running for 1 week. If it gets any higher I'm gonna do a water change. I kinda want to hold off on water change to see if it lowers.......
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    Ok first cleaning at Day 10 ... Looks good nice...

    Ok first cleaning at Day 10 ... Looks good nice and green .. I didn't get that with a plexi screen...



    Screen before cleaning.

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    Thanks Garf.... I'm gonna let it grow for another...

    Thanks Garf.... I'm gonna let it grow for another week and give it a good cleaning...
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    One week with a fresh screen/canvas... My New...

    One week with a fresh screen/canvas...

    My New algae scrubber with canvas after one week of growing. I had some advantage from the old one in the tank. I left it open to the Pleco and he cleaned it...
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    It's beautiful.... :)

    It's beautiful.... :)
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    Uh..Hu... Yeah baby......

    Uh..Hu... Yeah baby......
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    Well I found some 1/4" water line in the garage...

    Well I found some 1/4" water line in the garage so I didn't have to go for a ride after all...

    Installed and ready to go... 92Watts of CFL

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    Thanks SM & Kerry ... I will try more/longer...

    Thanks SM & Kerry ... I will try more/longer light and see what happens.... :)
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    Ok I have the new 55G built.. Just have to run up...

    Ok I have the new 55G built.. Just have to run up and get some 1/4" water line to make an air bubbler.

    10" x 10" canvas 3/4" holes drilled in the bottom. At a slight angle so the bubbles run up...
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    So I haven't posted on this project in a while......

    So I haven't posted on this project in a while... Fresh Water 10Gallon 3 1/2" x 7" screen / one 23watt cfl with mirror/reflectors..

    Every time I check Nitrates they are still around 20ppm... So...
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    You know now that I'm thinking about it no wonder...

    You know now that I'm thinking about it no wonder it took so long to grow. On a 9x14 canvas I started out with a cheap 1ft x 1ft grow light(standard leds) for a while then made my 6cfl/13w 6500K...
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    Let me say this differently.. It took my fresh...

    Let me say this differently.. It took my fresh water scrubber longer to get it started... Yes once it got started it grew fast...

    It took mine a long time to grow (Meaning getting it started in...
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    Sm, Garf, and Kerry ... You are correct... A...

    Sm, Garf, and Kerry ... You are correct... A canvas is needed... I guess I just had to drive down the road you guys had driven on... It does work, but not as well as the canvas does.

    When it...
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    From what I have seen it seems fresh water takes...

    From what I have seen it seems fresh water takes longer to grow and it doesn't grow as thick as Salt Water.... Yours should fill in after a while... :)
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    Just a short video of the growth on my scrubber....

    Just a short video of the growth on my scrubber.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHyIUfjKXSA
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    Hopefully Alex and Kerry this will help... I...

    Hopefully Alex and Kerry this will help... I guess time will tell... Funny how my 15 G at work will not even register any Nitrate and it just has algae on all the glass surface and some in the...
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    Today I disconnected my FX5 (just for test...

    Today I disconnected my FX5 (just for test purposes) because I have heard that some canister filters can be a nitrite factory making nitrate with all the waste that gets stuck in it.

    I put all the...
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