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    SoundUser - LED Horizontal Algae Scrubber

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    Just joined so hi all.

    Here ive made a Hotizontal Scrubber that fits on top of my sump, hooking on to the glass devides. At the moment its got 12 Cree leds. half cool white and half 3000k warm white.

    I made it because my chaeto was getting covered with cyano and dying. Ive got green hair in the tank, but the scrubber seems to have seen the cyano off.

    Just wondered what you all think / would change.

    Cheer Jimmy

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    How much do you feed per day and how close it the LED's. Are you using lens's on them? The red 660nm work better then the white do. It looks like a good solid build!!
    150G. Reef/Mix
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    10G. SW Hospital/new fish quarantine/pod breeder tank
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    I had the leds very close with lenses. This seemed to kill the algae so i moved them away.
    I was wondering about red leds. Cree don.t make 660nm leds and i can't find another brand that make 3watts.
    I feed the tank 1/2 - 1 cube per day and flake food.

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    Here is the place I get them from. http://www.ebay.com/itm/3W-x-6-PCs-H...item19ccfc8f9d . There are places on ebay that ship from china as well. Lenses are to acute to be close the the screen. 1-2 inches is usually the right distance for the LED's without a lens.
    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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    Quick update on the ATS. Here is one of the screens, ive pulled it out for its first cleaning. Im thinking ill clean them on alternate weeks.
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    Here is my rock now. Its still got a lot of Green Hair Algae on but fingers crossed it'll get better. The other thing is i dont have any clean up.. so i really need to get off my ar** and get some snails in there.
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    Here is the cyano 3 weeks after using chemiclean. It got rid of it but it came back. This is all clear now!!!
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    Nice that it's moving in the right direction...

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    Do you guys run skimmers and GFO with your scrubbers? Or do they take over in the end??

    A live rock / scrubber only reef would be amazing.

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    There are many LR/scrubber tanks. Mine is one.

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    All I run is a scrubber and LR.
    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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    That's all I had, and running again.

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