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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    Sorry for late reply. I use the twin Razor lights form D-D (Gieseman). One 30" twin T-5 light each side for 156 watts total to light a 300 square inch screen (10"x30"). Produces strong algae growth,...
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    Thanks for the detailed reply. Very interesting re long term Ionic balance. Strontium I have not measured or looked into yet. What about Iodine, whats your thoughts on it?

    Just to confirm, the T-8...
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    [attachment=0:y9admlf2]scrubber weight 080810.jpg[/attachment:y9admlf2]

    In the shot last week I used a side plate, this one's a dinner plate! Amazing growth in 7 days.

    Questions:
    In the...
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    Another update and a couple of questions.

    08/08/10
    Getting more even coverage on the screen and as I add stock to the new system the algae growth levels each 7 days are rising dramatically, this...
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    Excellent thanks.
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    Because of water flow issues once the algae is growing up into the slot, I clean it all off completely every 7 days. However as you can see with over 3lb in weight of algae every 7 days being scraped...
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    Starting to get strong growth every seven days.
    [attachment=2:8eujgx6d]scrubber end.jpg[/attachment:8eujgx6d]
    [attachment=1:8eujgx6d]scrubber view.jpg[/attachment:8eujgx6d]...
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    Latest weekly growth. I've been cleaning the whole screen each week as to leave one half will mean cleaning every 4/5 days not 7 and weekends are how I want to routine the cleanings.

    It's starting...
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    Just wondering about the covering in patches over the sand in the main display of presumably diatoms its dark red/brown/green in places and thick. Is this still to be expected?
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    Ok srceen at 14 days, algae now starting cover 90% of the screen. Perameters Nitrates 0 Phosphates 0 (on Salifert tests).[attachment=1:1j17gwh2]scrubber @14 days.jpg[/attachment:1j17gwh2]

    Screen...
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    Going forward I clean the screen every 7 days, both sides or one side? and if it's one side, then when 7 days is up I do one side and wait 7 days to do the other side, so one side will wait 14 days...
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    Yeah I've got more if I want it, just concerned over the 'pool' rising too high in the box. Kinda funny at the moment as most of the flow is now cascading down between the sheets. So are you saying...
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    OK, first clean, both sides. I upped the water flow a little which is now almost level with the bottom of the screen, the drain wont handle more without the water level going above the screen base....
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    As you can see above at day 7 theres pretty good coverage although there are white streaks both sides with no growth. At day one the nitrates were 5 and at day seven they are 2.5, while phosphates...
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    Here's the screen after running 48hrs. Notice the streaks between growth and the ridges that arn't receiving water although some water flows between the screens in places causing algae growth. The...
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    Gigaah-is that with 7-day cleanings?
    Skylag-the screen does end right at the cut, it came wavy/stretched from the hole saw action.

    For now I've set the system up and will let it run. In a couple...
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    Thanks for the feedback. I will just let it run for a month and see what transpires and post up new photos.
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    Ok got some photo's to show the situation with the screen. The arrows indicate the troughs the water flows down leaving the ridges dry. The slot is an even line although it would appear wavy (it's...
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    Re: How do I get even screen flow?

    Bridgport-The cross cuts sound like a good idea to even out flow on the ridge section-thanks.
    Santa-Will post photos, growth may even things out over time, for now the no flow gaps are wide, imagine...
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    How do I get even screen flow?

    Hi Santa, finally today for the first time I flipped the switch on an acrylic box srubber. I'm using a 30in x 10in double screen (cactus rough) that you made for me (it was your first screen to order...
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    Re: Now Available: Screens you can buy

    How wide does the slot in the holding pipe have to be to fit the double roughed up screen made by santa and which dremmel tool application would be the best one to use?
    Thanks, Dan.
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    Re: Now Available: Screens you can buy

    Hi Santa

    Update: Having an acrylic scrubber box built this week to house screen. Will also pass on builders details for builders directory, this will be for the UK, once I see the finished...
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    Re: Correct pipe diameter for 4k flow?

    Would that include making the 'screen holding' hard pipe section 1'' inside diameter too?
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    Correct pipe diameter for 4k flow?

    Just want to check a couple of points.

    With 4000 lts of flow needed for screen(30in wide), is 25mm pipe size diameter adequate or would 32mm be better and can it be soft tubed from pump to 25mm...
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    Re: Now Available: Screens you can buy

    Thanks Santa, received the screen. Talking to company re acrylic box design for set up over the new year on new system. Will post back with details once started.

    Dan.
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    Re: Now Available: Screens you can buy

    To be fair, it is a big screen!

    The tank will be 300 gallons and the screen will provide sole inorganic support while at the same as Santa says, using all the protein in the system as food for......
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    Re: Now Available: Screens you can buy

    Sounds fine, as long as it falls flat for even water flow across the screen and I guess it wont affect cleaning much either?

    Thanks, Dan.
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    Re: Now Available: Screens you can buy

    Yes great, I meant double sided but that you could get the lengh of screen 30" long :) without having to peice two sections together :D

    Excellent, just let me know how to pay you Santa.
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    Re: Now Available: Screens you can buy

    Great i'll take the 10x30 (thats 30 wide x 10 high). Is that going to be one piece concidering the long width?
    Let me know how to make payment.
    Thanks Dan.
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    Re: Re FAQ "other ways to reduce nutrients

    Taking this a little further, is it that the DSb works in tandem with the scrubber as an added bennefit?

    Would a srubber help to keep DSB denitrification to a minimum, ive found some beds to be...
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    Re: Screens you can buy

    It would be 30 wide ( to be used in an acrylic box) and lit either side with one side scraped each week.
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    Re: Screens you can buy

    Hi Santa

    Would you be able to make me a 30x10in screen as we discussed in this thread?
    If you can, great, just PM me payment details.

    One question, will there be an extra inch along the top to...
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    Re FAQ "other ways to reduce nutrients

    Hi Santa

    In your Faq post about Other ways to reduce nutrients you mention decreasing your sand layer to 1/4 inch or alternatively increasing it to 4 inches.
    Please can you explain the reasoning...
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    Re: Screens you can buy

    Thanks Santa,

    Because the scrubber box is using gravity drainage return, it will be up high, so getting above and cleaning in situ would be cumbersome. I would be dissconnecting at the union and...
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    Re: Screens you can buy

    Hi Santa
    Would love a screen, first though, the acrylic box. Im setting up a new system of about 250UK gallons net of liverock but not incl. 40gal. refugium/sump and want to run a remote scrubber...
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    Re: Quick disconnect system?

    Kcress your a star, of course Unions!

    Santa, funny I was thinking about that very question, very important to have. What do you suggest as a permanent fix for this?
    Almost needs some sort of U...
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    Re: Quick disconnect system?

    Thanks for those innovative ideas, I like the idea of attaching the screen to the pipe as a permanent fixture, as its tuff stuff (the plastic screen) and disconnecting at the point where the water...
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    Quick disconnect system?

    Is there a quick disconnect system for releasing scrubber screen (as attached to its pipe) from the feeder pipe for easy weekly cleanings, something like the one used on garden hoses?

    I think...
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    Re: Plans: 110 sq in acrylic

    Hi Santa Monica

    First of all thankyou for reinvigorating the turf scrubber and bringing it to reef keepers attention, I wholeheartedly and open mindedly welcome such innovations that lead to a...
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