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    HOB UAS

    Hi!

    Has anyone ever thought of or actually build a hang-on-the-back UAS before? I sort of envision the SM algae scrubber, but attached to the outside of the tank, maybe immersed in some large refugium (such as a Finnex) or a custom-built box that it would fit into, and have water flow through it the same way it would a HOB filter but the airstone would propel the water up the scrubber's screen before it leaves the HOB.

    Any input & ideas, comments & suggestions welcome.

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    A few folks have put them into converted hob filters. Also there is one in a diagram here:

    http://www.algaescrubber.net/SantaMonica-UAS-US-app.pdf

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    That looks awesome. I wonder why they haven't tried to commercialize it?

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    Will one day.

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    I'll be waiting patiently.

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    In one of my old posts I have a HOB I built/converted.
    150G. Reef/Mix
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerry View Post
    In one of my old posts I have a HOB I built/converted.
    Is that the one where you attached a trough to the outlet of a HOB filter? That's a great idea!

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    There was a couple of them, one had the air stone in the bottom of the HOB, it was almost clear so the light still got through. The trough worked much better!!! Matter of fact its still in use on my pod production tank.
    150G. Reef/Mix
    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.

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    Hmmm... I tried to find the thread about the other HOB in your posts, but couldn't. Do you remember what the thread was called?

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    I sure do not, I will look again.
    150G. Reef/Mix
    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.

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