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  1. put some floating plants in your aquarium like...

    put some floating plants in your aquarium like pennywort, anacharis or hornwort. they are fast growing and absorb alot of nitrates.
  2. i think it not really about what kind of algae or...

    i think it not really about what kind of algae or how much growth. its how well do they remove nutrients. particularly phosphates. there were lots of UAS growing algae, but they did not remove...
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    if you use a baffle in the sump the water level...

    if you use a baffle in the sump the water level would remain the same. no need for foam to keep adjusting to evaporation. also it would create more flow over the screen because it would be running...
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    very cool

    very cool
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    wow $382 dollars for a scrubber light.

    wow $382 dollars for a scrubber light.
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    I want to do a bean animal setup with the ats...

    I want to do a bean animal setup with the ats connected to the full siphon. I don't see how all the water could go through the slot at a full siphon with the end capped. also if I understand...
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    would this work?

    lets say your slotted pipe is connected to your drain pipe but it has too much high flow for the slot. can i just put a gate valve on the end of the pipe to control the flow until the water is...
  8. IMO the minerals would be coming from your water...

    IMO the minerals would be coming from your water most likely. the way to combat
    that would be to use a ro/di filter. its used in salwater mainly to remove phosphates
    from the water. in freshwater...
  9. the advantage i see is no dosing. just drop the...

    the advantage i see is no dosing. just drop the block in the sump. but i agree its obvious that a skimmer is needed for export. i would like to know more about how good it is at lowering phosphates.
  10. http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t...

    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2230749
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    i read this on RC. sounds like the best idea to...

    i read this on RC. sounds like the best idea to me "The best/least complicated, and likely most enjoyable, way to supplement NO3s, in order to more efficiently lower PO4 in a system highly capable...
  12. Thread: led lenses?

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    led lenses?

    what are these lenses for? i see 40, 60, 80 degrees. what does that mean and whats their purpose?
  13. im interested in seeing it in action. i'll be...

    im interested in seeing it in action. i'll be following along
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    if i am running an in sump UAS should i let the...

    if i am running an in sump UAS should i let the calcium reactor drip in to the chamber the UAS is in so it will to take up the excess co2?
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    Screen size / water flow question in the FAQ

    Q: What advantages are there to wide screens? If a screen is narrow, but taller, and has the same area, isnít it the same?
    A: No. The big difference is in the amount of water processed; A screen...
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    is there a need for GAC with an ats?

    does an ats replace the need for gac? any pro and cons to using gac with an ats?
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    is it better to use a diffuser on a led setup or...

    is it better to use a diffuser on a led setup or not?
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    Sticky: ah ok. the example had 3 x 4 for a .5 cuble. so i...

    ah ok. the example had 3 x 4 for a .5 cuble. so i doubled it to 6 x 8. i see my error now thanks. i seen sm's hog design and it was a 12 watt cfl and a 6w led. thats how i figured it was half. i...
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    Sticky: so if i am building a uas similiar to the hog. at...

    so if i am building a uas similiar to the hog. at one cube a day. i would need a 6 x 8 screen and 12 watts of leds or 24 watt cfl at 18 hours a day. sorry if this seems obvious but i want to make...
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    Sticky: if i build a uas in the sump lighted on one side....

    if i build a uas in the sump lighted on one side. a reflector on the the other side. does that count as a one sided screen or a two sided screen?
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    is there a reason why the hog is black. i thought...

    is there a reason why the hog is black. i thought black absorbed light and white reflected light. would it be better if it was white?
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    i hope you get good results from just the bubbles...

    i hope you get good results from just the bubbles from your overflow. that would make it too easy
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    i checked out the hydroponic grow websites to see...

    i checked out the hydroponic grow websites to see what the best reflective material they recommened. 1. foylon 2. mylar 3. flat white paint. i dont know if foylon or mylar is aquarium safe or not....
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    have you tried your other design? the one that is...

    have you tried your other design? the one that is diagonal and in the corner of the sump. would you say corner one is more effective than the design you did in this thread even if a reflector was...
  25. just discovering the ats. have a few questions.

    hi, i just recently been reading about ats and now the new uas. i am pretty much a newbie to the aquarium hobby in general. i am wondering if the water to the uas has to be fed

    directly from the...
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    i found a youtube video that shows the concept of...

    i found a youtube video that shows the concept of what i was thinking.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en7tQisoA8g&feature=related

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    has it been determined yet if bigger bubbles are...

    has it been determined yet if bigger bubbles are better or more smaller bubbles are better?

    also in regards to getting more bubbles to touch the screen, how about trying to crowd the box full of...
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