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    Well I'm strongly thinking of pulling the plug on these. I have gone down to 6 hrs and I think that what little growth that would grow on the screen has slowed down even more. So my thinking is that 6 hours is not enough hours to get good growth. If I add more then it just burns all but the outer 1/2'' or so. The 2nd Hog.5 looks the same as this one really. It is at 11 weeks now and I have a hard time believing that more time will change anything. Not sure why they work for others but it is not working for me. Maybe it is not capable of removing algae in a Zeo system? Soon I will fine out if the waterfall type does.

    This is 5 days growth. Click image for larger version

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    Here is the display. So I know there is enough nutrients. Click image for larger version

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    Then just do like BigAl did, and let it go for a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaMonica View Post
    Then just do like BigAl did, and let it go for a month.
    How many hours a day would you run the lights? I'm really thinking that it can't be 8hrs or it will not get started as the center burns so much.

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    Your growth looks good, so keep the same hours. It just needs time to thicken up.

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    I had one of the inside magnets fall off of the wet side.

    What is the best way to reattach these.

    Also looks like they are starting to rust. Not sure if that is a issue?Click image for larger version

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    Use silicone.

    Starting today we are building them with black silicon for the magnets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaMonica View Post
    Use silicone.

    Starting today we are building them with black silicon for the magnets.
    It's on the wet side. How long can I have the screen out of the water?

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    24 hours to dry. Just take the wet side out and put in a shallow pan of water to keep the screen wet, but the magnets are above the water.

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    Still trying...

    Here is the screen after running for 4 weeks without a cleaning as recommended. Starting to get more algae and cyano in the DT. Hmm Stumped. This is befor cleaning it. I just did a light tooth brushing under water. Click image for larger version

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    Is still burning. Need to increase water flow through it.

    Do you have holes on both sides of the bubble cover? Add them if not. Are the bottom holes blocked in sand? Did you open up the holes more?

    At some point enough water/nutrients have to be going through it so it has to grow.

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