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    Easy scrubber 95 gallon tank step by step

    Hi guys!!

    I was thinking to build my own scrubber like for the past few months.. And now I decided to give it a shot.

    I got a 95 gallon tank, for filtration im using a SRO 3000 skimmer and a phosban reactor with GFO, but recently I started to get a few patches of algae and diatoms over the rocks.

    The screen size is 6x4 inches..I really like simplicity, so that's why I grabbed a piece of aluminum and put 5 LEDs, 4 reds and 1 blue.

    After a week, this is how it looks ..



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    I'm getting a mostly brownish-yellowish growth .. Is it ok?

    I want to show you my progress every week guys, I hope to get good results.

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    Welcome.

    Very good for 7 days. Let grow 14.

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    Update:

    Hi guys this is the growth that I'm getting, just a few patches of algae..

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    Is that ok?

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    Needs more light. Do 20 hours, and move the LEDs closer.

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    Thanks for the input , I appreciate your help!!

    I'm using 4 (660 nm) reds and one (455 nm) royal blue LED, basically the LEDs are 3 and a half inches away from the screen and I let them run for about 9 hours a day.

    Should I still put them closer?
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    Yes 1.5 to 2"

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    Update:

    This is how it looks now :



    Te LEDs are 2" away from the screen

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    Try the pics again.

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    Let me try again ..
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    Need to see it in white light.

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