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    Green/Brown slimy stuff

    Hello,
    I'm new in scrubbing have a scrubber about month already, but it still grows only green/brown slimy stuff.
    The nitrate are good keep them about 2ppm. The tank is a 66g and have only one pink tail trigger. It will have in future 3-4 more agressive feeding fishes with size about 14-16sm.
    The scrubber have 900l/h pump and 26w CFL/2700k. running 18/6h shedule.
    Here is a picture after 3 days running I clean it every 3 days :
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    First you need to replace that with a roughed up plastic canvas.

    Then you need to let it grow 7 to 14 days.

    Since you will need to re-build, here are the size guidelines:
    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/show...ing-guidelines

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    Here in Bulgaria we don't have such thing...
    This is foamed pvc that I rough so good.
    The algae grows well but don't grow turf jist slimy algae...

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    Order it from another country then. Your pvc cannot hold on to thick growth.

    http://www.everythingplasticcanvas.c...aspx?k2=c260y2
    http://www.santa-monica.cc/Roughed-U...rial_p_13.html

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    Hello here is the results 2week after and one bulb more... Whitout plastic canvas.
    Before and after clean. I scrape off about 2 spoons of algae. Nitrates still 2.5 phosphates undetectable.
    Have one new fish from a week now. Kluzinger's wrass. And give more food about 2cubes frozen Brine shrimp and small amount of Bionautic chips...
    Regards Martin!
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    You are losing a lot of growth that let's go when it get long.

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    I'm Happy with the results for now... Will see what happens with more fishes.

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