Hey all,

Ive been lurking the forum for the past few months now, read a lot of info. on here, and I finally set up a scrubber.

Tank is a 90 gallon mixed reef with SPS, a few LPS, and softies. 6 fish (for now...).

Ive been battling an algae problem for over 2 months now, probably jumpstarted by the shift in spectrum of my old MH bulbs...

My screen is 13x15, lighted on both sides by 75 watt (equivalent) 35K bulbs on each side. Bulbs are as close as I can get them safely with the current setup.

My main question is, does the flow look ok as is? I included a video. Flow in the beginning is how it always it, second type of flow is when I open the T valve more, third is when I close it a bit more than normal. Which kind of flow is best?

When I cut the long slit in the PVC pipe, I had to use a make shift dremel out of a cut off wheel and a cordless drill, so the slit isnt as straight and clean as it could be.

I roughed up the screen with a jagged knife, scraping it all over it in different directions until it felt very rough.

Video is 4 days after setting up the new lighting.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know what you think, and any improvements that I can do to make it more efficient.

My ultimate goal is to run skimmerless and hopefully get to the point where I can just sell the skimmer. I had been running for about a month without a skimmer before even knowing what an algae scrubber was, and the corals looked very healthy and were opening up more, so I really like the idea

Video of Scrubber on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMT5dCuCf0M

Video of tank and algae on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5Nc7Ox1MRs