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    Quote Originally Posted by RkyRickstr View Post
    Screens are sized according to how much you feed.. i feed one cube a day maybe a bit more. I sized accordingly and had great results.

    How much do you feed?
    i would think that using sun power would have a different criteria from CFL bulbs. this is an experiment

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    If you are not getting direct sunlight, it makes me wonder if your scrubber would be effective at all. I had the chance to do the same and decided to go with bulbs as i wasnt going to get direct sunlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RkyRickstr View Post
    If you are not getting direct sunlight, it makes me wonder if your scrubber would be effective at all. I had the chance to do the same and decided to go with bulbs as i wasnt going to get direct sunlight.
    Should be ok, just needs fine tuning. I have another set up of 3 tanks
    with nothing else but ats n ceramic ring ( which represents live rock)-
    Corals growing n fishes healthy☺ but also needs trouble shooting. I
    might start thread on that set up. It's got red algae

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    update - pic of my 3week old, 2nd screen. do note that this is sun-powered n single sided.Attachment 3486

    after washingAttachment 3487

    My 1st ats (n still running) Attachment 3488

    What happened is after ats1 was running for 7 months, i was still getting brown slime n algae. so i started ats2 hoping to 'catch' more sun to extract the N n P.

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    Try the attachments again.

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    pic for the above thread
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ID:	3489before washing, 3 weeks old n wash weekly.

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ID:	3491my 1st ats, 7months old, wash/sprayed clean weekly.
    please note, Both ats are in the same tank

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    Seems fine for free light.

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    this time of the year, the sun is shying away. So i started a cfl 23w 2700k bulb on the back side of the screen ie, on the front side is sun powered, n on the other is this bulb.

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    The bulb was placed about 2inch from the screen. Looks like the algae got burnt??

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    If you use a bulb, the reflector must cover the whole screen.

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    How does the algae look?

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