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    PNY's DIY non-floating SURF-style algae scrubber

    A few photos of one of my experimental algae scrubbers... A non-floating SURF-style algae scrubber in the works.

    * Designed to be in-sump, over the water surface.
    * Water exits through the pipe-work. (water inlet not constructed yet).
    * Removable dual chamber for algae growth.
    * LED-lights not constructed yet, (maybe SM GEM5 prototypes).
    * Lots of strings for fast re-growth after harvest.

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    Algae Scrubber.

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    Removable dual chamber.

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    Chamber underside.

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    Located inside crowded sump.

    Any suggestions or tips?
    Tank Info: 1000 liter FOWLR/Reef (some corals), DIY glass "High-Tech" sump with ATO reservoir, 550W DIY LED, 5x Tunze Stream 610x, Laguna 6000 l/h return pump, DIY Phosban reactor, DIY Almost floating UAS Algae scrubber, DIY Temp Controller, Avast Mutiny II Ozone reactor. 216 liter Reef Cube, glass sump with ATO reservoir, Ecotech Radion LED, DIY Phosban reactor, DIY Temp Controller.

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    I think it needs less strings. If too many, the self-shading becomes the primary limitation.

    The four GEM5 lights will be a good start; they will drop right in.

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