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    Led for ats and refigium

    Im a new member of your site i have a problem with my tank its about red stuuf algea its a fowler tank but i want to go with reef next 2month
    the problem is the refigium and ats I want to diy a ats about 30cm*15cm that gets the water from overflow
    i have a place in my sump for refigium its about 50cm*15cm*20cm height
    what led and watt wattege do you suggest for refigium and ats for me? I have 5 red 1 watt led,5royal blue 1watt led and 5 coolwhite and 5 natural white,what do you suggest me?
    my tank its about 65*65*65 cm cube and run with the 2000litr per hour pump

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    Welcome.

    Can you get any other LEDs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaMonica View Post
    Welcome.

    Can you get any other LEDs?
    thanks alot
    its not problem to get other led,the problem is that the mark of led that i cant find led like cree in my country

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    See if you can find these to be shipped to you:

    http://www.htgsupply.com/Product-LED...trum---ONE.asp

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaMonica View Post
    See if you can find these to be shipped to you:

    http://www.htgsupply.com/Product-LED...trum---ONE.asp
    the problem is that in my country iran we cant order the product because of my country
    Ithink its better to me help me diy
    thanks alot

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    Use this guideline:

    Scrubbers are sized according to feeding. Nutrients "in" (feeding) must equal nutrients "out" (scrubber growth), no matter how many gallons or liters you have. So...

    An example VERTICAL upflow or waterfall screen size is 3 X 4 inches = 12 square inches of screen (7.5 X 10 cm = 75 sq cm) with a total of 12 real watts (not equivalent) of fluorescent light for 18 hours a day. If all 12 watts are on one side, it is a 1-sided screen. If 6 watts are on each side, it is a 2-sided screen, but the total is still 12 watts for 18 hours a day. This screen size and wattage should be able to handle the following amounts of daily feeding:

    1 frozen cube per day (2-sided screen), or
    1/2 frozen cube per day (1-sided screen), or
    10 pinches of flake food per day (2-sided screen), or
    5 pinches of flake food per day (1-sided screen), or
    10 square inches (60 sq cm) of nori per day (2-sided screen), or
    5 square inches (30 sq cm) of nori per day (1-sided screen), or
    0.1 dry ounce (2.8 grams) of pellet food per day (2-sided screen), or
    0.05 dry ounce (1.4 grams) of pellet food per day (1-sided screen)

    High-wattage technique: Double the wattage, and cut the hours in half (to 9 per day). This will get brown screens to grow green much faster. Thus the example above would be 12 watts on each side, for a total of 24 watts, but for only 9 hours per day. If growth starts to turn YELLOW, then increase the flow, or add iron, or reduce the number of hours. And since the bulbs are operating for 9 hours instead of 18, they will last 6 months instead of 3 months.

    HORIZONTAL screens: Multiply the screen size by 4, and the wattage by 1 1/2. Flow is 24 hours, and is at least 35 gph per inch of width of screen [60 lph per cm], EVEN IF one sided or horizontal.

    FLOATING SURFACE SCRUBBERS WITH RIBBONS: Screen size is the size of the box (Lenth X Width), and is 2-sided because the ribbons grow in 3D.

    LEDs: Use half the wattage as above. 660nm (red) is best. You can mix in a little 450nm (blue) if you want.

    Very rough screen made of roughed-up-like-a-cactus plastic canvas, unless floating surface, which would use gravel and strings instead.

    Clean algae:

    Every 7 to 21 days, or
    When it's black, or
    When it fills up, or
    When algae lets go, or
    When nutrients start to rise

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    thank a lot santa

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