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    jnad nano scrubber

    Hello!

    I have just started my nano algae scrubber, it is a singel sided screen.

    Here is some tecknical data:
    Scrubber box is 20x20x10 centimeters
    Scrubber box is a box for food storage, and it is in transparent pvc. The box is going to be covered up by another pvc decor box.
    Lightning is 11w with reflector, bulb is about 3-3,5 centimeters from screen.
    It is possible to change to more powerful bulb if nessesary.
    Screen material is Steni plate that is very sharp and rough on surface
    Total screen size is about 15 wide x 20 tall (centimeters) . Effective screen size is about 15 wide x 12 tall (centimeters)
    Lamp bracket with lamp is removebal, just lift the hole unit of.
    The screen is also just standing free in scrubber, just lift up to clean.
    Pump is Aquarium Systems Micro Jet 450 l/h
    The scubber have 25 mm outlet and overflow outlet.

    The scrubber is startet today and it is looking very good, no splashing or noise, and flow is very even over hole screen areal.

    I will come back with some updates when the scrubber is covered up by the decor box and i have done a couple of algae cleanings.

    Here are som pictures from the build:

    Here are all the parts for the build


    The algaescrubber box with glued in outlets


    Screen material is Steni plate


    Lamp bracket with bulb and reflector



    This is an silicon math that for use as evoporation an splash shield


    O-rings used as drip stop on inlet tube


    Aquarium Systems Maxi Jet 450 l/h pump


    This is used as a divider between screen and light


    Inlet tube that is drilled to bigger holes


    Here is splash and evoporation shield in place over inlet tube/screen chamber


    This is the flow on the screen, a little difficult to see but it is good i think
    [imghttp://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd386/jnado/Flowtest.jpg][/img]



    Testing the hole scrubber with ligt over kitchen sink


    This is the scrubber from top


    Here is the scrubber paced on aquarium without lightning.


    This is a very easy singel sided scrubber to build, i am covering up the transparent pvc box in a couple of days and will post a new picture then.

    jnad

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    Re: jnad nano scrubber

    If you are using a site like flickr or photobucket, you can just copy and paste the [IMG] or HTML code link to the picture. There is no limit to the number of pics as far as I know. But photobucket is what I use, free and relatively easy.

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    Re: jnad nano scrubber

    I don't think there is a limit, but I think I have seen more than 3.

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    Re: jnad nano scrubber

    just post the links, we'll see ;D
    i'm looking for nano designs!

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    Re: jnad nano scrubber

    I finally got some pictures in, thanks

    jnad

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    Re: jnad nano scrubber

    Love the screen material you used. Please keep us updated on how well it works! Nice filter!!

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    Re: jnad nano scrubber

    I'm guessing (by the beer can) that you are from Norway. If that's correct I'm guessing that steni plate is made for covering base/plinths of houses (www.steni.no). If so, I'm pretty sure it's made up of crushed gravel. Make sure you watch your tank closely because gravel can realease unwanted substances when placed in saltwater.

    If it works, it's a nice and cheap material though!

    Nice build.

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    Re: jnad nano scrubber

    Nice going Jnad. I saw your post on the local forum. Amazing that soo many people havn't noticed my build. Hope this one works better than your previous one.

    Keep the battle going!

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    Re: jnad nano scrubber

    Interesting build. It looks like you added a second 'high' drain, is that in case the lover one clogs? 'cause if it does, your bulb will likely pop/crack due to temperature difference when it comes in contact with the water. So this design has a safety hazard IMO. I would move the lamp outside of the box. Maybe switch the gravel screen to the center and put the light where the gravel screen it. Less compact but much safer.

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    Re: jnad nano scrubber

    hey floyd, i dont understood too, but i think that think, that we tought was a second high drain, its to hold scrubber!

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