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    Green experiments

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    Newly modified 75g sump

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    Where are the balls

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    Scrubber balls

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    Just started them today in the newly siliconed 75 g sump. They were in the water below my waterfall scrubber on my green tank.
    Got a few more pumps, and wave makers to play with coming in the mail.
    It is going to be a work in progress over the winter...

    Looking to find a way to keep it calm enouph for daphnia, yet strong enough to be self cleaning. The tank has 8 baffled chambers, that are 100% self cleaning, with the suction tubes. So I might hold the first chamber as a refuge, then bump the scrubber down one.

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    So far everything, has been going well. With a few minor tweaks, mostly to keep the balls from plugging the overflow tube.

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    It's been operating 5 days, on scrubber filtration only. Feeding a tsp of 40% protein cichlid pellets.

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    13 balls total with 10 660nm leds, at 20 to 30 watts.
    The balls are about 8 square inches each. The chamber is about 8" x8" by 18" deep. With all 4 sides covered in algea also.

    It has about 20 medium African Cichlid.

    So far the balls, have been self cleaning, with the added benefit of feeding cichlid fry, free floating algea.

    I will probably add more fish, more food, until I get ammonia registering.

    Then swap out an up flow screen, and see what it will so. With the scrubber being the only "bio media in the tank".

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    Then I might just line all 4 sides with upflow scrubber screens, add 4 bubble wands, and roll. With a 8"x18" x4 single sided cubed UFS. Then let the balls scour off algea from the screens.

    Until, after I find out how much ammonia It will absorb per square inch.

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    Cichlid fry are doing well on algae?

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    Mbuna fry, lake malawai african cichlids

    They grow out a little slower, but they do well on it.

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