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    Bugs eating algae off screen

    I have a diy upflow scrubber in my sump. It was working fine and then stopped.Screen always stayed clean.
    There is plenty of nutrients and algae is starting to grow in the DT.
    I had a look and it seems the screen is covered in amphipods and bristle worms have got into the scrubber. it seems they are picking it clean. What can i do about this?

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    I usually find pods and bristle worms in my algae harvests. They don't even get close to eating all of the algae though. I suspect you have a different problem. I would try increasing the lighting either intensity or duration and see if the algae grows faster than what ever eats it.

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    i will try this but it was working very well until i go a lot of life in the scrubber. the size of some of the bristle worms in it is scary!!

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    Rinsing in your sink with tap water will get rid of them.

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