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    New over sump build

    So I wasnt happy with my scrubber because of the room in my sump, I needed to have a large screen or else it wouldnt reach the water and the scrubber would be loud and splashy. So I build this one today to try and resize it. It came out OK, the problem is I think I should have used 1/4th inch acrylic, and I used 1/8th. Everything is OK except for a small bend in the base, and I am worried that the legs that hold the scrubber to the sump will break off causing a major problem. What do you guys think?? Hopefully I will get some green with this






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    I would glue a piece of 1/4 or 3/8 acrylic to the bottom to stiffen it, or just a use piece of wood to span the sump and set the scrubber on top of that.

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    If you still have piece of acrylic, glue stripe to bottom as to made T shape. This bend is asking for problems . And you know, if something can go wrong - it will.

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    You know what I am going to do.. I need to connect some PVC to the bulkhead to stop the waterfall that I have right now. I am going to make the PVC hit the base of the sump so its acting as a support beam. I will drill a lot of holes in it for the water to exit

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    Just cut the bottom of the pvc at a 45 angle. No need to drill holes.

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    What does yellow rubbery growth indicate?

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    Too much light and not enough nutrients. Cut the light back or feed more / increase flow

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    Grr Ive messed around with my lighting so much and nothing seems to give me good green growth. Increase feeding isnt neccessary as my tank is starting to grow GHA like a champ.. I dont have an easy way to measure flow right now but lets just say its GUSHING out of the slot

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    What is N and P, what's in the tank, and what do you feed/how much?

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    Nitrates are almost always undetectable because I dose 3ml of vodka daily. Before I was dosing it would read around 1ppm. PO4 is usually around .02-.03. I feed a cube per day and a few pinches of flake, or just 2-3 pinches of flake per day. Sometimes I will add like a 1x1" square or nori for the tang

    I have 1 yellow tang, 1 wrasse, 1 anthia, 2 chromis, 1 clown.

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