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    rsm with ATS

    Hai fellow salties!
    IM settled in Denmark, Scandinavia. This summer I bought a used RSM and have for the last six months put LED lighting instead of the old original lighting. The past 5 months my only "filter" has been daily VSV, because IM tired of noisy skimmers! My plan has since the beginning of this RSM has been to install an ATS... NOw I have created an Surge device that can make the ATS project happen![attachment=0:fn3400t6]IMG_1396-1.JPG[/attachment:fn3400t6]
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    Re: rsm with ATS

    this picture shows the pipes that make it possible to bring the ATS project in the sump alive!
    My return pump is a Agua bee 2000/1
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    Re: rsm with ATS

    And now the ATS In action 8-)
    I have two screens... then I can clean the first screen after days and and the second sreen after another five days... This will happen after the algaes has started to grow in the green colour we like :P

    the light is working spot with the "bended" Kind of tubes. It is on 28W.

    I have a little probelm getting the fow even across the screen. the slot a is very narrow, the screens are pressed up in the slot and that holds them there... then I cut some slots across the big slot.

    can the flow get more even if the big gets wider?
    Will the flow get more even if I make another pipe with only the big slot and none across?[attachment=1:1zdtvwae]IMG_1372.JPG[/attachment:1zdtvwae]
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    Re: rsm with ATS

    The day of installation was the 17. dec 2010
    There is i little brownish algea growing now I will cleean both screens the 24. december if can get time to it... I have to children 1 and 4 years old

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    Re: rsm with ATS

    I have two screens
    Do you mean two-layers? I only see one screen.

    can the flow get more even if the big gets wider?
    The flow will even out with smaller slots.

    the light is working spot with the "bended" Kind of tubes. It is on 28W.
    One on each side, correct?

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    Re: rsm with ATS

    I have two screens next to each other...

    How can I make the slots smaller??? Im not sure I understand! The screens are pushed up in the big slot and the slot is so narrow that the screens are fixed by the slot...

    the light is the kind of tube that forms an kind of square... I will take a photo to make i clear :lol:

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    Re: rsm with ATS

    Sounds like you just need more flow. 35 gph per inch of slot if the screen is a single layer. If the screen is a double layer, you need about 50 gph per inch.

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    Re: rsm with ATS

    I only have one layer screen but have divided the screen in two equal size screens... to avoid nutrient spikes

    Do you still think I need more flow? My pump pulls 2000L/h

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    Re: rsm with ATS

    my screen(screens) is 25cm wide.
    Flow calculation: 25cmx60L/h= 1500L/h

    If this is right, my pump should be alright,is this correct?

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    Re: rsm with ATS

    Seems fine then.

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