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    You can see two gem lights on the end of the scrubber.

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    Might need some plastic mirror material to improve reflector.

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    That's about as thick as you are going to get in FW.

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    Cleaned off plastic. Ready for another cycle.

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    3 days of growth, I moved one led directly in front of the screen on the right side, It's about 2.5" from the screen, to see if it burns the growth. So far I don't notice any difference .
    I bought some mirror vinyl, crome, wrap for auto detailing, to use as a safer mirror than the glass one. I have not heard of any one using it before. It is advertised as lasting 5 years out doors.

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    Top view, looking down. Some day I will get a bigger sump, but this is what I have to work with. On the right are two Gem Leds, pointed into a mirror, the same setup on the rightside, except one led is in front of the screen, the black thing in the right side.
    Lights are on a timer going 6 on 2 off. 24x7.

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    Well that's a lot of cramming of light into a nano

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    Definitely getting some burn, on the right side.
    So moving all lights to the outside.

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    ]My nitrates levels have been holding steady, at around 15ppm. I was going to water the berry patch today. So dry weather dictates a water change. My tap water is 12ppm, so I doubt I will ever get much lower.
    This tank gets overfed, my fish feeder. Likes for a 12 hour all they can eat buffet. Click image for larger version

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    I have a HDPE plastic " holey rock". It is covered in green and purple hair algae. I have two 50/50 acetic reef lights, supporting the growth.
    I grow it on purpose, "Free Food", I feel it also curbs aggression in a mixed boy/ girl African mbuna chiclid.Click image for larger version

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ID:	6663 They mostly strut around, but being able to graze on algae any time, tends to keep them occupied.

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    New mirror plastic auto chrome wrap reflector.

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