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    I would say a teaspoon is going to be very close to a cube as a teaspoon is 5ml. I was trying to find the exact ml to a cube but I cant find it.
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    But frozen food is 90% or more moisture, so it is hard to say. Assuming 90%, a 3.5g cube of frozen food would really only contain about 350mg of actual food. That's probably the better number to compare against flake or pellets rather than trying to compare volume since they are all different densities.

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    Right now i have a 210 gallon tank and i feed 3 cubes a day and put in 2 sheets of nori daily. Would a 6 by 10" long screen be okay if a had two 23watt cfl lights on each side
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Right now i have a 210 gallon tank and i feed 3 cubes a day and put in 2 sheets of nori daily. Would a 6 by 10" long screen be okay if a had two 23watt cfl lights on each side
    Thanks.
    Any chance of making it 12 or 13 x 6 or 7 ? That would definitely be big enough, and maybe easier to utilise the lights potential.

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    ya that would work i've got plenty of room to build it in. so does 7by 12 sound good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    ya that would work i've got plenty of room to build it in. so does 7by 12 sound good
    Sounds like your feeding about the same as me, and mine is about that size, and it works! Be good to start a new build topic on here, you'll get everyone's help to max its potential.

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    I made an 8 inch wide red led ats

    Mesured the flow at 551 gph so its almost 69 gph per inch

    Is that too much flow? Should i dial that down a little bit?

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    Much flow is always better, but please note that if you have a lot more light you handle flow

    More flow is always better than less flow

    You measure the color of the alga, she'll tell you if you need more light or not

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    That's a lot of flow IMO. The algae will have to be pretty well anchored to the screen.

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