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    It if stops the water, then it will work. But water will still spread out a bit. Give it a try.

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    Been working hard to lower organics in the water as the scrubber obviously isn't powerful enough on its own at the moment. I have been using vodka dosing and Phosguard. The green slime has gone this week and is replaced with this clear slime.







    Looks like something my dog brought up Not sure why it has now gone clear. I have reduced PO4 from 1+ to 0.5, still a little way to go, but hopefully (after almost a year) things are now looking up.

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    I think you mean reduce inorganics. Not organics. You want as much organics in the water as possible to feed the corals.

    Why is one side dark? Looks like there is only light on the front side now.

    You'll need to brush off all growth now that you are dosing, because the previous growth was dealing with more nutrients and now you have less. I still think you need half the screen size, because I've seen large screens like this stay at this stage. If you scrape it clean often then it will work, but it looks like you are letting it accumulate for a while which does not work well for slime.

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    It is still lit both sides, so have no idea why it is like it is. Both sides were clear, just some other stuff on one side. I'm cleaning every week. I know you want the screen smaller, but I don't understand why a screen this size on a smaller tank worked so well. I've been dosing for several months, so even dosing and a scrubber weren't doing the business. It has gone clear since the addition of the Phosguard, even though I have been supplementing iron as well. The only difference is that I still haven't changed out the feed pump which is only 1200lph whereas my other one was 3000lph.

    I have found some pictures (below) of my old unit, where you can see a similar width, but longer screen on a smaller system.






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    Carbon dosing usually does cause growth to go light, or clear. I have just seen many screens growth more and thicker when they were not so big.

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    Finally got myself a new pump. All plumbed in and gushing away now. Let's see if that makes a difference.

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