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    Just want some input on my first attempt

    Hi Everyone.

    This is my first try at making an algae scrubber, so I would appreciate any input from you guys/gals.
    I have heard so many good things about these natural nitrate/phosphate removers, so I am now determined to make up an algae scrubber for my Boyu TL550 24gal.
    I am going to make it in a fliptop/pedal bin with 2 x 38w 2d lights @ 3500k http://www.worldwideshoppingmall.co.uk/ ... in-38w.asp
    I am going to surround the inside with mylar diamond reflective foil http://www.hg-hydroponics.co.uk/1m-diff ... 2334-p.asp.
    And enclose the lamps in diy acrylic boxes. Here is the basic priciple of what the finished scrubber will look like without the lights. http://www.thereeftank.com/gallery/show ... hp?i=20720
    I have the plastic sheet for the algae to grow on http://www.magicladycrafts.co.uk/10ct-p ... -213-p.asp
    I will post pictures when I start the project.
    Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

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    Re: Just want some input on my first attempt

    Your links do no work

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    Re: Just want some input on my first attempt

    Hi SantaMonica.
    Thanks for letting me know.
    Hopefully I have fixed the links now.
    Alan.

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    Re: Just want some input on my first attempt

    The mesh you want is the #7, not the #10. I can't remember which is smaller, but you want the 7. I'm sure the 10 would probably work though. Everything else looks good

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    Re: Just want some input on my first attempt

    Thanks Floyd R turbo.
    I already have the plastic sheet and luckily it is the 7 guage, I have roughed it up already on my wifes tongue.....Oh sorry, I meant a hole saw
    Is it better to use 1 sheet or 2 together?
    Alan.

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    Re: Just want some input on my first attempt

    1 sheet is simpler and easier. you can do 2 sheets, if you want. But I don't think it's necessary.

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    Re: Just want some input on my first attempt

    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd R Turbo
    1 sheet is simpler and easier. you can do 2 sheets, if you want. But I don't think it's necessary.
    1 sheet it is then.
    Thanks

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