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    1st Post and 1st Scrubber Build

    Hi all this is my first post. I have talked to Floyd R Turbo about having him making me a 4 cube a day scrubber, well at least to be put on his waiting list. So in the mean time I decided to make a scrubber until I get the LED one from Floyd. I told my fiancée lets go were going to Wally World I gotta pick up a few things. Let me tell ya that wasn’t a smart move on my part. I took a little while to find the right items to use for my set up. All the while she is filling up a cart with stuff for me to buy for around the house. I thought the scrubber was going to cost around $30 and it did but with her there it wound up costing me $150.
    Anyway I found a plastic file folder storage box that was the perfect size for my 4 cube a day screen ( 6” x 8”). Than it took some time to find some type of clear plastic container to protect the fluorescent bulbs. I finally found clear plastic food storage container. The kind people put sugar in or tea bags, etc. and leave them on their kitchen counter . Long story short I built the scrubber and spray painted the file storage box black to block all the light. Enough talking now time for the pictures.

    The completed scrubber
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    Emergency Overflow on Left
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    Day 0
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    Day 5
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    Today Is Day 7 and Time For The First Cleaning
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    Thought I snap a few pictures of my tank. It's 350 gallons 8'L x 3'W x 2'H. I should of cleaned the acrylic before I took these but who cares. I only clean the light algae film on the acrylic one a week with the magnet.

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    Nice!

    Do the bulbs get enough air cooling?

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    Thanks. The bulbs get enough air cooling. There are 4 holes in the lid at each bulb (2) large and (2) small. The holes are covered with window screen to block the light and keep stuff from getting in. I thought that I might have to enlarge the holes but the lid only gets a little warm right at the bulb but nowhere else

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