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    SM Bucket inspired scrubber

    hi guys! just started this hobby last may 15 and i'm really enjoying it.

    i've been reading this forum and now i built a scrubber of my own. this is my third attempt. i wont show you my first two because you might die laughing.

    comments and suggestions are very welcome.
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    Re: SM Bucket inspired scrubber

    more pics
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    Re: SM Bucket inspired scrubber

    Curious :
    1) Why does it look so green?
    2) What did you use for thread when sewing the screens together?

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    Re: SM Bucket inspired scrubber

    Nice first scrubber. Just make sure the electrical connection are sealed with silicon in case water sprays up there.

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    Re: SM Bucket inspired scrubber

    Quote Originally Posted by rygh
    Curious :
    1) Why does it look so green?
    thats because i'm using a green screen to start with. i cant find the exact same screen you guys use

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    2) What did you use for thread when sewing the screens together?
    Just an ordinary thread. I'll be changing that to a nylon string.

    If you look closely, there is a piece of thin cloth in between the screens. I live in the Philippines, right now we are suffering the "El Niņo Phenomenon" - very similar to drought. Water levels in our hydroelectric dams are very low (no nuclear power plants here LOL).To save power, we have daily rotational power outages lasting up to 2 hours. I need the cloth between the screen to keep it wet when there is no flow.
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    Re: SM Bucket inspired scrubber

    Quote Originally Posted by SantaMonica
    Nice first scrubber. Just make sure the electrical connection are sealed with silicon in case water sprays up there.
    Will do. I tried turning the pump on and off, so far I'm not getting a splash. but I'll take your word for it.
    thanks for the advice. I'm from the Philippines btw :lol:

    I'm, sorry I cant give you any water reading parameters now. I don't have a test kit yet, quite expensive here in my city. its about 1,200Pesos, that equals to a 50Kilogram sack of premium rice!!
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    Re: SM Bucket inspired scrubber

    Due to the power outages, cover the top of the bucket... will keep moisture in for 8 hours if almost sealed.

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    Re: SM Bucket inspired scrubber

    Quote Originally Posted by SantaMonica
    Due to the power outages, cover the top of the bucket... will keep moisture in for 8 hours if almost sealed.
    Thanks! good thing you mentioned that now. I already drew up plans on how to mount a fan/blower on the cover. guess i have to rethink my design to keep moisture in and cool my water at the same time. It's a very hot day today. Water temp inside the tank reached up to 32C :shock:
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    Re: SM Bucket inspired scrubber

    Was wondering what size your tank is and what you have in it.

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    Re: SM Bucket inspired scrubber

    well its a 20g nano starter tank. i have 10 different colored false perculas (2 of which are adults and the rest babies), 2 brown BTA and 1 green BTA. its quite crowded and overloaded. and luckily, no casualties or bleaching anemones yet.

    the scrubber i built has 6x12 inch screen and is for a 50g tank and i have a 50g tank ready for use. I'll migrate the livestock and the scrubber there as soon as i have good algae growth on my screen.
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