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    New configuration

    Hi, need some help.
    look this video and tell me what i need do do.
    setup:
    Tank: 65 gallons
    screen: 15x25cm (2 screen like sandwich)
    light: 4 bulbs (1 of 25w and other 18w on each side) with reflectors 18 hour on and 6 hour off
    flow: i donŽt know exatly, but looks good (i placed an plastic over the screen to stop the splashing There are some ploblem?)
    fish: 2 small clows fishs
    coral: 1 leather umbrella, 1 leather devil hand, 1 carpet brown, 1 kenya tree, 1 zoa baby blue.

    The scrubber are running with this configuration for 3 days.
    as you can see in this video i have a lot of brown algea in the display.
    should i do something or just wait the 7 days?
    thanks a lot.

    http://youtu.be/yD_tkqcZqKU

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    Flow is good. Plastic bag over screen is good. Wattage is good, if all pointed at screen.

    You say screen is 2 layers sandwiched together? If so, you really do not want this because the middle gets too thick and dies from lack of light. If you can, remove one layer. This might make the water flow too much however, so you might want to leave it until you rebuild it.

    Rocks are new, and have not grown periphyton on them yet, so nuisance algae is normal. Don't move the rocks, or change flow or lighting on them at all any more, so they can grow a nice level of periphyton.

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    Ok, iŽll wait the last 4 days until next cleaning and iŽll remove one layer of my screen.
    i need to fix the pipe for the new screen size. iŽll do that saturday.
    and next week i show you the results.

    Thanks a lot again
    see ya

    Tomź

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    Hello.
    there are a new video of my scrubber.
    and this is the results 3 days after changes.
    is it good, need something else?
    how long it take to die the algea in the tank and to grown green algea on the scrubber?
    The periphyton how long it take to grow ?
    thanks a lot


    http://youtu.be/dWthdL9lAY4

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    Looks very good. Let grow 10 days and clean in your sink.

    Each cleaning will then grow more each time. It will not grow a lot, however, until you have more fish and you feed more.

    Slime on the rocks will go away in about 1 month.

    Periphyton will take 1 year to thickly cover all rocks.

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    When we talk about feed, live food like Brine Shrimp is included?
    thanks for you answer and help.
    next week iŽll show you my tank and scrubber again.

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    Anything you put into the tank is food.

    Yes do show the pics

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    http://youtu.be/2m1U8gMeNKg
    there are a new video of my tank and scrubber

    need some help.
    i dont know what iŽm doing wrong
    iŽm not feeding so much.
    Tank: 65 gallons
    screen: 15x25cm (2 days after cleaning)
    light: 4 bulbs (1 of 25w and other 18w on each side) with reflectors 18 hour on and 6 hour off

    thanks again.

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    Not doing anything wrong. Tank is new, correct?

    Next time show video of scrubber before cleaning, not after.

    Rocks still do not have much periphyton on them. When they get more, it will help.

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    yes its a new tank.

    thanks
    next week iŽll show you the screen before cleaning.
    should i dose kalkwasser, iodine or anything like that? or just wait?
    can i add some new fish and corals during this time?

    thanks a lot.

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