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    Pics of a Horizontal Scrubber

    Here are some pics of the horizontal screen on my QT/pod breeding 10G tank. I know these are not the way to go but I figured I would post some pics of the 3D growth I get on mine bu utilizing the light (13W CFL) in the hood. This screen sets on a through I built to hang of the HOB filter. Very crud but it gets results and the best part is that it was just scrap I had laying around after a couple other projects. So be sides 15 minutes of my time it was free.
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    150G. Reef/Mix
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    75G. 20+ Africans
    40G. Fish/Reef. Algae Scrubbers on ALL my SW
    10G. SW Fish/Reef.
    10G. SW Hospital/new fish quarantine/pod breeder tank
    6 stage RO/DI system 200 GPD.

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    I dub thee "Blob Scrubber"

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    I should have posted this pic of the end that sets in the water. It gets real good growth for what it is. I like the blob name!! I Have not seen that movie since I was a little kid. Still before my time.
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    150G. Reef/Mix
    125G. 3 Regular Oscars/1 Jack Dempsey
    75G. 20+ Africans
    40G. Fish/Reef. Algae Scrubbers on ALL my SW
    10G. SW Fish/Reef.
    10G. SW Hospital/new fish quarantine/pod breeder tank
    6 stage RO/DI system 200 GPD.

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    I would be interested in this type of scrubber as I don't have a lot of headroom between my sump and tank

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    Its just a piece of Plexiglas with some edges added to it and the screen on top of it is held in pace at the top end by a rubber band where theres no edges. You can glue the base to the overflow area of the HOB or with some other method as I used, hard to describe with out a pic. I will try to get one this weekend if I can.
    150G. Reef/Mix
    125G. 3 Regular Oscars/1 Jack Dempsey
    75G. 20+ Africans
    40G. Fish/Reef. Algae Scrubbers on ALL my SW
    10G. SW Fish/Reef.
    10G. SW Hospital/new fish quarantine/pod breeder tank
    6 stage RO/DI system 200 GPD.

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    Need all the help I can get. Not all that good at DIY

    What flow do you have over the screen

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    Yes it's even simpler than the new scrubber.

    You could always get the ready made horizontal one...
    http://www.reefshops.com/algae-turf-...ts-filter.html

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    It a cheap 10G combo from petsmart. Came with tank, hood, and a HOB filter so I have no idea on the flow.
    150G. Reef/Mix
    125G. 3 Regular Oscars/1 Jack Dempsey
    75G. 20+ Africans
    40G. Fish/Reef. Algae Scrubbers on ALL my SW
    10G. SW Fish/Reef.
    10G. SW Hospital/new fish quarantine/pod breeder tank
    6 stage RO/DI system 200 GPD.

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    Here are some more pics of the great 3D growth I get from my Horizontal scrubber. The Blob as Floyd calls it!! HaHa
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    150G. Reef/Mix
    125G. 3 Regular Oscars/1 Jack Dempsey
    75G. 20+ Africans
    40G. Fish/Reef. Algae Scrubbers on ALL my SW
    10G. SW Fish/Reef.
    10G. SW Hospital/new fish quarantine/pod breeder tank
    6 stage RO/DI system 200 GPD.

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    Algae islands!

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