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Thread: The new Upflow Algae Scrubber (UAS)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd R Turbo View Post
    I didn't see the second page going when I wrote that...

    All great ideas but I have a feeling after a year of working on various designs, you're going to see these ideas released in a few months. Doesn't mean you can't build one now.

    FYI this is my build and you'll probably be seeing a thread on it soon

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    Apart from the water pipes, that is exactly the same as my Ats

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    So what are ya saying Dennis? LOL

    I came up with this general box design (1/4" black acrylic light blocking on all 4 sides extending out from the core center) over a year ago, but never started building them because 1) I was too busy and 2) screen sizing guidelines changed and 3) I got hinted about the new design so I held off. This is my type-I L2 scrubber box converted to a type-II. It nearly completely blocks the LED light with the lid on. On the tank, with the room dark, my monitor on my PC outshines it 20 to 1 easily.

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    The side outlet is standard on the type-I box (emergency drain), I just didn't drill the bottom drain and I sealed over the slot tube notches, drilled a hole for the pump input, and a hole for the airline through the lid.

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    Great minds think alike mate.
    The only difference is that my box is 18" long to allow it to rest on the sump dividers, but I did drill 2 drain holes in the base

    Dennis

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    Anyone have any pics of a uas in action?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacob.morgan78 View Post
    Okay, is this what we were waiting on for May 1? Is there anything else to expect to come out tomorrow?

    This is great! Do you clean this in the same way as the old ats? (with tap water and everything?)
    Bump.

    I'm curious because I want to start planning for my first scrubber and don't know exactly what to go with because of all the ideas floating around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacob.morgan78 View Post
    Bump.

    I'm curious because I want to start planning for my first scrubber and don't know exactly what to go with because of all the ideas floating around.
    Yes, its a little confusing for some b/c the dates are weird. A few of us got plans a month early for testing. This is the new scrubber design, very much in a testing phase right now. Your looking at the "Upflow Algae Scrubber" or UAS...

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    Why not just do a test tank to start with.

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    I think I'm picking up a 5g tank.. light it up from both sides... and drill an over flow.. done!...

    Any specs on how close the spotlights have to be to the scrubber?..

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    None yet. I believe however that lights will be able to be placed closer, with higher power, but we'll have to see.

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