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    Hi - sorry I cant remember getting a...

    Hi - sorry I cant remember getting a notification. The side scrubber worked well until I shut the tank down. Algae grew well with just water flow running along it.

    Snoops
  2. Thread: Another DIY UAS

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    Yep still going well - the mate I made it for...

    Yep still going well - the mate I made it for loves it. You do need to get the best possible airator though as the cheap ones tend to burn out quick. I think that a power head with an air intake...
  3. Thanks I've never direct fed any of my LPS...

    Thanks

    I've never direct fed any of my LPS corals however they catch and eat pods and left over fish food all the time. In the vid below (better on a larger screen) you can see a large polyp...
  4. Where is MN - if you have access to a beach just...

    Where is MN - if you have access to a beach just collect your own
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    Side flow in water scrubber

    Just thought I'd share this.

    I ran a strip of mesh lengthwise in a 4' tank just below the surface and then adjusted a small return pump to flow over it. I had 2 old white / blue strips I used to...
  6. Lol - sometimes I'd rather watch the inverts then...

    Lol - sometimes I'd rather watch the inverts then the fish :)

    Pods are good for reef tanks :)
  7. Hi all - new vid - hope you like it - cheers ...

    Hi all - new vid - hope you like it - cheers



    http://youtu.be/2eVQ-XDJ_28
  8. Thread: Another DIY UAS

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    Yeh maybe, I've still got to add 4 more reds...

    Yeh maybe, I've still got to add 4 more reds (which will give it 2 rows top & bottom - I might even go all red depending on how the blue goes)
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    Hi Money Nothing in my mixed tank has been...

    Hi Money

    Nothing in my mixed tank has been affected by switching to an ATS & Skimmer set up.

    Xenia, morphs, gorgonians, LPS, SPS and a blue maxima clam.
    ...
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    Hi - this guys got a successful large H -...

    Hi - this guys got a successful large H - scrubber on his reef set up

    http://reefbuilders.com/2012/02/06/adees-reef-sunlight/

    http://www.mysaltyreef.com/forum/showthread.php/121-Adee-s-Reef
    ...
  11. Thread: Another DIY UAS

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    Another DIY UAS

    Hello

    A mate asked me to make him up a bubbler so I thought I'd show some pics here.

    I couldn't find anything like SM's covers for it - all the microwave dinners are boxed here so it was...
  12. Thanks for the comments. Yes I have 105w of...

    Thanks for the comments.

    Yes I have 105w of led suppliments - two Aquaray (white/blue) tiles in the front corners and three (2white/blue &1 Fiji blue) strips along each side (around the tube). The...
  13. Thanks, Nope it's a Velux sun tunnel (cheaper...

    Thanks,

    Nope it's a Velux sun tunnel (cheaper and wider) but they have a flat roof cover (no dome).

    Taken around 11am (we are just starting our summer) on a clear day about 29 deg Celsius ...
  14. A couple more pics - why not :) Sun light...

    A couple more pics - why not :)
    Sun light shimmer
    http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee391/Choppa_Dan/Tank%20Shots/7ECC7C45-8D34-4B15-B921-3A2B9D3BBE40-1511-00000030180946AE_zps88457d43.jpg...
  15. Snoopy's sun blasted "fully scrubbed"corner reef tank

    http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee391/Choppa_Dan/Tank%20Shots/BF0EC6BE-7176-4C1E-B0AC-C5A233E3F40E-1511-0000002C506EAA37_zps34c20e3a.jpg...
  16. Thread: Semi Scrubbed

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    FYI - I just tested the scrubber led lights with...

    FYI - I just tested the scrubber led lights with a quantum meter and got 1500par on the screen :)
  17. Thread: Semi Scrubbed

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    Getting heaps of pods in the tank now - here's a...

    Getting heaps of pods in the tank now - here's a vid of some shrimp fry eating them. Interestingly, since upgrading the scrubber and removing all filtration (except skimmer) my shrimp, clowns and...
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    It looks like your getting ok growth now so any...

    It looks like your getting ok growth now so any amount of more light will be better, but IMO full power for half the time will give better results then 3/4power for 3/4 time (or longer).

    Cheers...
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    Hi Varke FYI - I have 20x3w LEDs (16 red & 4...

    Hi Varke

    FYI - I have 20x3w LEDs (16 red & 4 blue) running 14hrs a day on two mean well LPC-35-700 drivers (10leds each driver) with great growth. I'm about two months into my build now. Algae is...
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    Awesome growth mate - LEDs are the go by the...

    Awesome growth mate - LEDs are the go by the looks.

    Snoops
  21. Thread: Semi Scrubbed

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    Yeh, beats collecting them down in the seaweed...

    Yeh, beats collecting them down in the seaweed banks

    I ran the water through the wife's sieve then let it settle. Last night I shone a light through the bucket in one spot (this attracts them) and...
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    Yeh, soccer has been traditionally a second sport...

    Yeh, soccer has been traditionally a second sport here with Aussie rules but is becoming more popular since success in recent world cups and the likes of Kewell and now Cahill.

    Anyhow's keep up...
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    2 nil so far - 3rds in the balance.

    2 nil so far - 3rds in the balance.
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    You guys are going ok for a change :) look...

    You guys are going ok for a change :)

    look forward to the update

    Cheers
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    Lol - pm me the sound track :) I thought that...

    Lol - pm me the sound track :)

    I thought that might have happened - if you cut out a groove in the main mat on one or both sides just below the lug you could move it in and out easier.

    Can you...
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    Nice build, how's it going? Pics? Snoops

    Nice build, how's it going?

    Pics?

    Snoops
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    Nice vids mate - love the soundtrack If the...

    Nice vids mate - love the soundtrack

    If the putty plugs ever start to pop out look for some PVC end caps. Also - liked your lug idea or the mesh - what happened to them in the second vid?
    ...
  28. Thread: Semi Scrubbed

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    Howdy Here's a quick update 3 weeks in (ATS...

    Howdy

    Here's a quick update 3 weeks in (ATS was off for a week though due to a sump malfunction) so here are pics for the 2 full weeks growth (from a new mat) under the LEDs
    1 week...
  29. Will an ATS filter water from the effects of coral allelopathy ?

    As the title suggests.

    Can't find much info on algae removing chemicals & toxins produced by coral allelopathy ? I currently run activated carbon to counteract this in my mixed reef tank and was...
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    Just on the bacteria idea - does the plastic mesh...

    Just on the bacteria idea - does the plastic mesh get eaten away over time (like bio-pellets do)? If so then this could definately be the case.

    Snoopy
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    Sounds more plausible then my thinking :) I...

    Sounds more plausible then my thinking :)

    I was thinking it could be something to do with more oxygen?
    But not sure why other than making a wetter skimmate somehow?

    This morning the skimmer...
  32. Thread: Semi Scrubbed

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    Finishing touches Wires wrapped...

    Finishing touches
    Wires wrapped
    http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee391/Choppa_Dan/Algae%20Scrubber/94520BA1-9BE3-415E-8347-5C16DA162147-14532-000001A87BEF3FB9_zpsf0ba4754.jpg
    Cover (sump is...
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    Yes, I just installed a new one Here's my...

    Yes, I just installed a new one

    Here's my build thread
    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?2345-Semi-Scrubbed
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    Got home today (day 5 of my new waterfall...

    Got home today (day 5 of my new waterfall install) to find my skimmer over flowing :(

    This skimmer has run stable for the entire time I've had the tank (2&1/2 yrs)....
  35. Thread: Semi Scrubbed

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    Howdy folks Well after a while with the...

    Howdy folks

    Well after a while with the horizontal doing well I've decided to upgrade to a vertical model. This will hopefully let me remove my GFA and save a few $ as well. I don't think I will...
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    Be good to set up 3 identical systems (water...

    Be good to set up 3 identical systems (water only) and position skimmer first, skimmer second and no skimmer. Dump same amount of nutrients into the water and test for a period?
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    Well I've all but finished my new 2sided led...

    Well I've all but finished my new 2sided led powered ATS today but back working away now for a week so the connect up will have to wait. I've gone and installed it in the 3rd sump compartment after...
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    Thanks for the replies - given the info in this...

    Thanks for the replies - given the info in this thread on skimmer functionality -

    A question is then that if excess food is/could be eaten by sump fauna (crabs, cucs, snails, urchins etc) then...
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    Hi Folks So what's the latest ? To skim or not...

    Hi Folks

    So what's the latest ? To skim or not to skim?

    If I'm reading this thread right it looks like running the skimmer with the ATS could be more beneficial but it's not clear why. Plus a...
  40. Thread: Semi Scrubbed

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    Okay - good to know for next time - I pressed...

    Okay - good to know for next time - I pressed down for 20 sec each led and the books could sit on the connectors with these solderless types (not the domes) so i thought that would also help.
    ...
  41. Thread: Semi Scrubbed

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    Because im making 4 of the strips to go over the...

    Because im making 4 of the strips to go over the one sided scrubber - ive staggered each strip. The other 3 have the blue placed second, third & fouth. Not sure if this is the best way or not realy?...
  42. Thread: Semi Scrubbed

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    New LEDs

    Okay - here goes

    Adhesive pads on
    http://i1225.photobucket.com/albums/ee391/Choppa_Dan/Algae%20Scrubber/B0C9559C-DD64-4B0F-BC85-F68FED947E48-1687-000003A52B668061.jpg
    New Solderless LEDs ...
  43. Thread: Semi Scrubbed

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    Yes they are a constant DC low voltage power...

    Yes they are a constant DC low voltage power supply from some old TMC aquaray leds.

    Cheers
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    Okay, back from holidays and last bits n pieces...

    Okay, back from holidays and last bits n pieces in the mail box waiting for me :)

    Heres what i have...
  45. Thread: Semi Scrubbed

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    Skipped week 5 - a fellow reefer here suggested...

    Skipped week 5 - a fellow reefer here suggested to leave the mat an extra week.

    Week 6
    PO4 - 0.04
    Lights are reduced to 14hrs due to cyno outbreak...
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    Well wk 4 and not much change. The algae growth...

    Well wk 4 and not much change. The algae growth looks the same and PO4 0.05.

    I'm getting some cyno here and there too? Ive reduced the lights on period from 19 to 14hrs for now to try and combat...
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    Thanks for the info - ill post it here. I'm...

    Thanks for the info - ill post it here.

    I'm not sure but i think what ive got planned will work. I'm going to cheat a bit.

    I have several spare ac/dc converters from an Aquaray LED buy. They...
  48. Thread: Semi Scrubbed

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    Yes I think your right - ive ordered 20x3w leds...

    Yes I think your right - ive ordered 20x3w leds (16 x 660nm & 4 x 450nm). I'm going to use some spare transformers i have lying around to make 4 led grow light units. From reading a bit on it, i'm...
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    Okay - week 3 Same details as week 2 only I had...

    Okay - week 3
    Same details as week 2 only I had a fish death (large Zebra Barred Dart Fish) between 2-3 days ago.

    7 days growth - The mat was darker and slightly thicker this week and the algae...
  50. Thread: Semi Scrubbed

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    Okay, end of week 2 Still only have 2x24w T5...

    Okay, end of week 2

    Still only have 2x24w T5 daylights

    Feeding 1/4 sheet nori, 1/4tsp spectrum pellet & flake mix & 3 cubes (mysis & brine shrimp with 3rd squid or clam)

    7 days...
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