Love no pellets
great, now tell me about the reflector, take a picture to view And pass those pictures hehehehe
As a midweek update... The whole screen is now growing green, hope to see some 3D growth soon
I've seen many stomatella snails surrounding the UAS... are they harmful to the algae or is it ok to let them roam around ?
How on earth you gonna stop them munching on your screen? Perhaps suspending the rig so that they cannot physically get onto the screen, otherwise you may have built a snail factory !
My pleco in my FW 125G takes care of my screen.
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.
Some pics of the screen at wk4... slimy but green !!!!
Nitrate is zero on salifert test
Phosphate is ???? I don't know cause I got out of PO4 reactive drops #1 on my test kit... Getting a new test kit soon so I can post PO4 concentration but guessing it's zero or near zero too
Algae on display is getting weaker on some spots so I keep siphoning it out of the systme to help getting rid of it !!!
Happy with my UAS so far !!! and still tinkering around an idea to keep nassarius and stomatella snails away from the screen
Thread with my current build of UAS: Here
150g seahorse system:
75g seahorse DT
25g deep sand bed fuge and cheato tumbler
40g fuge for pod production
Arduino based controller for dimmable LEDS and lights over fuges, heater/chiller, ATO and RO/DI production.
Temps run between 70-73*F.
Photos of the horses and DT:http://s161.photobucket.com/albums/t...mbo/Seahorses/
Here is the reflector I took it out for cleaning, the mirrors get dirty very often...
Everything is made from 6 mm white trovicel that I had collecting dust somewhere around and glass mirrors, I sealed the mirrors sides with silicone to prevent water getting in contact with the metallic part of it
The reflector goes facing the glass and the height is 1 inch less than the water level, notice the space between the base and the mirrors, they are there for letting the water in and reducing the light reflected on the stone
Haven't noticed any important algae growth on the stone, but in case of having it I can add a cover for it
The bubbles itself make a very good upflow, sucking water from the slots on the bottom and letting it out at surface level
The screen is pressure fitted on the plastic base that holds the blue stone diffuser in place, that makes it easy to take out for cleaning
I just measured nitrate and phosphate, both mark undetectable with salifert test kits
I keep seeing green dust algae over the display tank front glass, some days a little and some days lots of it, I'm thinking on adding hours slowly, one by one, to the photoperiod from the 12 hours on I have now to 18... what do you think?
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