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    Algae Scruber from Poland :)

    hello I'm Leszek,
    I'm Polish and I read your forum already for almost two months

    I have a 500 liter tank for 4 years, up to now I could not keep it clean, and I came to this forum.

    My ATS has been active since 1/11/2010 30cmx30cm size washer is illuminated on each side of the Philips 2700K 2x23Wat pump Atman AT-203 on the movement of 2000l / h.

    Are parameters such muds are ok?

    I already had three since then, scraping, but the algae are still very dark here and there appear bright hair.
    cleaned every 7 days

    For some time he also mad my skimmer, or a sign that I have to disable it?
    here are photos before placing the next light bulbs and reflector




    grid so it looked before the first scraping


    sorry for my english

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    Re: Algae Scruber from Poland :)

    Hello Leoni,

    A few things....

    Your flow seems good. Your light-guard over the top looks good. Screen size is good. Growth starting to get green.

    But a single bulb is not enough to cover a wide screen. Especially with no reflector. As you can see, the growth is only near the bulb, so the rest of the screen is being wasted. It is better to have two bulbs on each side.

    Also, you have only 46 total watts, for a 132 gal, which is too small (minimum is 65 total watts.) And, since you have no reflectors, you really only have 23 total watts being used.

    So add another bulb on each side (total of 4 bulbs = 92 watts), and put reflectors on all the bulbs. Let it run for a month, and clean every 7 days.

    Should work well.

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    Re: Algae Scruber from Poland :)

    as I said these are old picture, at the moment is 2x23 Wats on each side and reflective foil is inserted

    at this stage whether the skimmer off?, because I have an overflow cup twice a day

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    Re: Algae Scruber from Poland :)

    Turn it off

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    Re: Algae Scruber from Poland :)

    ok, it turned off

    Today also put an photos from another scrape

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    Re: Algae Scruber from Poland :)

    can u tell me what material did u use for the screen
    best regards

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    Re: Algae Scruber from Poland :)

    pictures before scraping scrubber, is not that little as a week?





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    Re: Algae Scruber from Poland :)

    Quote Originally Posted by redadeath
    can u tell me what material did u use for the screen
    best regards
    PCV tubes were used 1 / 2 ", and garden netting

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    Re: Algae Scruber from Poland :)

    SM please tell me is that normal my ATS in 7 day??

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    Re: Algae Scruber from Poland :)

    For a new screen, yes. Later on it will be thick by 7 days.

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