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    Keith's trial design

    Pretty taken into the idea of an algae scrubber, so I made a low cost one.

    Chopping board - $3.5 but ended up using my old one...
    Light holder - $5
    PVC piping - $3.2
    Flood light - $30[attachment=0:1jz8xffk]DSC_0017.JPG[/attachment:1jz8xffk]
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    Re: Keith's trial design

    light bulb
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    PVC pipe with holes drilled into them.[attachment=0:wjuim7xp]DSC_0084.JPG[/attachment:wjuim7xp]
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    Re: Keith's trial design

    Here is how it looks[attachment=0:1o475qog]DSC_0087.JPG[/attachment:1o475qog]
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    Re: Keith's trial design

    another look of the flow[attachment=0:301bix1i]DSC_0097.JPG[/attachment:301bix1i]
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    Re: Keith's trial design

    The entire set-up

    Hope it works.

    Not sure if the bulb will get spoilt like that. I feel the bulb makes the cabinet more hot now, but that would be an expected result, I guess.[attachment=0:v9e7q777]DSC_0093.JPG[/attachment:v9e7q777]
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    Too lazy to do testing, but will leave this part of the overflow alone. If it works, this should go away, right?
    But actually, I made 2 changes, I also restarted my auto top up that tops up kalk....anyway, bottomline is too lazy to do testing - anyway no coral in the tank anyways.[attachment=0:1rv0bf2t]DSC_0100.JPG[/attachment:1rv0bf2t]
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    Looks pretty good. I bet it will work fine.

    Is the end of your board actually in the water? Splashing?

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    yes, end of the board touches the water.

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    Re: Keith's trial design

    Keith what bulb are you using? It should not make anything hot. The placement is very good however. Is it on a timer?

    Do this to improve final results: Lay a sheet of rug or plastic canvas on top of the cutting board.

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