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    i would of noticed last night but i was stuck in the TIMEWARP that occured to some of us. To say i was baffled is an understatement.

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    Today I decided to end the testing of new upflow, it works and what it could do just as well as the previous method, in my case is more complicated or cleaning, not to mention the annoying noise of the air pump


    In my case it is complicated to even contact of bubbles along the mesh

    I'll wait for the libration of the most complex models of this new system to see if they make me change my current ats, back to my traditional method fed by my fall

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    In my case it is complicated to even contact of bubbles along the mesh
    I would think more difficult problems have been solved. If there is enough bubble flow, the screen will be lifted right up in it.

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    I get it ... can't respond so just delete my posts.. very mature.

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    Thought I would post this here aswell.. Has anyone noticed any difference in the bubble interation in freshater vs saltwater, due to the water density......

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    The source of the white spots on the screen apparently has been found: A neon tetra knows how to get to the screen and hold his position in the rapid bubbles, while eating in one spot.

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    Am I missing something or are all of ACE25 's comments gone? I read this thread last night and now I don't see any of his posts. I wanted to go back through today and read everything with a clear head.

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    Great :P after a long wait here it is at last...

    since I am working on my own POC, I will give this design a test and see what gives. I came up with an idea for setting it in the sump...let me know what you think:

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    The idea is to hang the screen from a rod placed laterally on the sump's edge...have the airstone pump bubbles up the screen... still trying to figure out the lights though...how to have them on both sides of the screen....

    my sump is divided into 3 sections:

    1- water coming in from the tank then flows down into
    2- main section -- usually to have skimmer & other gizmos
    3- auto top off section...


    so I guess the wall separating the "water-in" chamber from the main chamber can be made into a mirror and have the light at the side of the sump....ill draw it and post...

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    Here's the design with lighting.

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    what do you think?

    I figured 2x the light would be needed because light will be reflected back onto the other side of the screen...but then its just guesswork on my part so I need input from the pros out there.

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