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    Re: Algae Scrubber on a Temperate/Coldwater system?

    Let's hope for strong sunlight...

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    Re: Algae Scrubber on a Temperate/Coldwater system?

    Quote Originally Posted by SantaMonica
    Let's hope for strong sunlight...
    How many much light output would you suggest I use on a single sided system with about 280 sq inches of surface area?

    I'm going to build a 30w LED floodlight with a single 6500k high output chip to use with the ATS I decided. I built a 50w version not long ago and it puts out the PAR rating equivelant of a 250w metal halide.

    The system will be heavily fed since almost everything is non-photosynthetic. I feed about a cap full of oyster feast everyday via automatic feeder, several cubes of mysis and cyclopeeze every 2-3 days, and about 10 bay scallops every 3-5 days.

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    Re: Algae Scrubber on a Temperate/Coldwater system?

    With liquid feeding there is no recommendation. The more you can filter, the more you can feed. No limit.

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    Re: Algae Scrubber on a Temperate/Coldwater system?

    Quote Originally Posted by SantaMonica
    With liquid feeding there is no recommendation. The more you can filter, the more you can feed. No limit.
    Sweet

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    Thought I would revive this thread since I'm planning to add an ATS to my existing 300 gallon coldwater system

    Forgot about how much research I did on the first one, luckily most of it was saved here. I have a much larger sump space to work with and lots more NPS corynactis to feed this time around. My nitrates I'm sure are already sky high and I get plenty of good red/green hair algae growth in the main tank so getting the ATS going out in the sump should be great.

    Anyways just thought I'd pop in and say hi...................after 8 years.........lol

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    Very nice to hear. Will be looking for the nps and scrubber update

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