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    Lightbulb My Santa Monica - Algae Acrylic Scrubber 100

    Hello,

    I got it ! It tok couple weeks to get it but it is finally running. So far everything is going well. After 3 days I can see some algae.

    I will write here about the progress.

    Below are some pictures and one movie on youtube.

    Thank you Bryan (Santa Monica) for great product and good work !

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PT7OcJZp7cE












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    Re: My Santa Monica - Algae Acrylic Scrubber 100

    Looks like that thing was a custom order. Are those plants live? FTS?

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    Re: My Santa Monica - Algae Acrylic Scrubber 100

    Hello,

    Yep, I order from Santa and made some modification (just a little).

    Yest those plants are live - Anubias

    FTS: www.youtube.com/mmalejko

    Thanks

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    Re: My Santa Monica - Algae Acrylic Scrubber 100

    I knew it was a SM , but the way it fits the width of your display perfectly looks like it was built just for it.

    Those are freshwater rays? Or saltwater Anubias?

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    Re: My Santa Monica - Algae Acrylic Scrubber 100

    Yea, It's fits perfect. First I was planning to put it under the tank, but it was too big...

    Rays - freshwater )))))) Motoro...

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    Re: My Santa Monica - Algae Acrylic Scrubber 100

    Hi,

    I wonder if my water level is not too high ? Maybe I should change my pump to less gph ?

    Thanks
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    Re: My Santa Monica - Algae Acrylic Scrubber 100

    It's a little higher than mine. You probably want a bit less, but this is not proven yet; you will be able to tell later, based on how much growth is in the pool. If you want, you can put a valve right after the pump, and turn it down a bit. Or, a smoother-flowing drain will do it too (no 90 degree bends.) I use flex tubing for the drain, and find that a small change in position makes a big difference. As you make changes, watch the water level for a while, because it can move around a bit as it stabilizes.

    For simplicity, I'd leave it as-is for now, and see how it grows.

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    Re: My Santa Monica - Algae Acrylic Scrubber 100

    OK, I'll wait.. and later I change flow...

    I'm worry about the algae. It's already 4th days, I see only few algae on left and right side. Very few in center. Something wrong ? Maybe flow is too big ?

    Thanks

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    Re: My Santa Monica - Algae Acrylic Scrubber 100

    Can't have too much flow. Don't worry, it will grow. There has never been a screen that did not grow.

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    Re: My Santa Monica - Algae Acrylic Scrubber 100

    By the way, if you want to start feeding more, you can do that now. How much are you feeding?

    Have you tested nitrate and phosphate?

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