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    my homemade ATS acrylic box

    hi, how do to stick the 2 screen together..?
    i would like to try with a glue, but i just worry it will harm the fish /coral ...

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    Re: double layer

    tie wraps, or fishing line

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    Re: double layer

    oo.. thats right.. :P
    Thank you

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    Re: double layer

    however, which one have a better filtering..? the double layer right..? or it just about the same..?

    (im using single layer at the moment )
    i'd like to try the double layer, coz when clean off the screen there are still some algae left in between the screen..

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    Re: double layer

    Double is better if you have strong flow (50 gph) and strong light (1.0 watts per gallon), and if you clean often. Otherwise, the thick screen gets thicker too quick and blocks too much light.

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    Re: double layer

    this is the 2nd week of scrubbing. it's been 2 weeks but my green algae seems so little.. most of it Red and brown ... there are also some dark green algae..
    Well, my nitrate is about 50mg/L, is it the cause?


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    Re: double layer

    Yes. More light power, or more time.

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    Re: double layer

    i got 14W x 4 TL bulb.. (each side)should take 1 off..?

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    Re: double layer

    Use them for now.

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    Re: double layer

    ive been running my ATS for more than 1 month... but the result... nothing untill now.. nitrate still very high 50mg /l, i dunno bout PO4. i dunno wats wrong to the water...

    well, i didnt really clean the screen every 7 days..
    ATS is my only filteration system.. im not even using the sponge filter anymore.

    i thought in 1 month my nitrate will be down to at least 10 - 15 mg/ l...but not even close..

    Im hopeless now

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