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Old 11/27/2017, 09:14 AM   #9801
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You can try a floating scrubber mat.

I did that in my center for a while. The trick is to keep the horizontal may at the surface of just below so that it catches the air/water interface. If it moves in and out of the flow, that would best.

I did that by adding a pulsed powerhead to splash the surface. You can stretch the sheet and position it with small PVC pipe and zip ties... very DIY but should work.


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Old 11/27/2017, 02:54 PM   #9802
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I am setting up a 20 gallon fusion peninsula and my middle chamber was going to have a small chaeto fuge. I know that I won't be getting maximum efficiency out of that chamber. so can anyone think of a way to add an algae scrubber to the middle chamber? I would like it to be waterfall style but any style would work. Any ideas?

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Is the 20 gallon your sump? Here is my sump, in a cluttered fish room, with a water fall ATS.



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Old 11/27/2017, 08:29 PM   #9803
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Is the 20 gallon your sump? Here is my sump, in a cluttered fish room, with a water fall ATS.
No it's a 20 gallon aquarium. But the middle chamber in the innovative marine fusion peninsula 20.

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Old 11/27/2017, 10:16 PM   #9804
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If the chamber is submerged, you can do an upflow. If the chamber is falling water, then you can do a waterfall.


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Old 11/28/2017, 12:58 PM   #9805
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If I was feeding 2 cubes (plus a pinch of flakes) and didn't want to do water changes (but had a skimmer and filter socks), would a screen of 40 square inches be sufficient? (along with the correct LEDS)?


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Old 11/28/2017, 01:33 PM   #9806
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If I was feeding 2 cubes (plus a pinch of flakes) and didn't want to do water changes (but had a skimmer and filter socks), would a screen of 40 square inches be sufficient? (along with the correct LEDS)?
Here is a handy calculator


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Old 11/28/2017, 01:42 PM   #9807
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should be. You could do 24-30 sq in if lit on both sides.


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Old 11/28/2017, 08:02 PM   #9808
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Hi Everyone,

I've never tried a scrubber before (always used skimmers), but decided to order a Drop 1.4 for my 75g tank this week. I've been fighting hair and bubble algae. The hope is that this would help. Noise is a big concern since this will be in the living room. Thus, I'm very concerned about the air pump. What is the minimum air flow that I should shoot for the get good results from the scrubber. I have plenty of flow meters. And can anyone give me a recommendation for the quietest air pump that will achieve that? If you use lower air flow rates, will you really see a huge drop off in performance?

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Old 11/28/2017, 09:51 PM   #9809
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Hi Everyone,

I've never tried a scrubber before (always used skimmers), but decided to order a Drop 1.4 for my 75g tank this week. I've been fighting hair and bubble algae. The hope is that this would help. Noise is a big concern since this will be in the living room. Thus, I'm very concerned about the air pump. What is the minimum air flow that I should shoot for the get good results from the scrubber. I have plenty of flow meters. And can anyone give me a recommendation for the quietest air pump that will achieve that? If you use lower air flow rates, will you really see a huge drop off in performance?

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Dont use whisper (air pumps tend to be super loud)...
I dont own the syncra silent but from what i hear it is the most quiet.



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Old 11/29/2017, 09:15 AM   #9810
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Looks like the swear filter is having an off day


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Old 11/29/2017, 11:31 AM   #9811
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Looks like the swear filter is having an off day
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Old 11/29/2017, 11:34 AM   #9812
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It got edited by a mod. Had a variation of the "s" word in the post above mine that apparently was not caught by the swear filter


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Old 11/29/2017, 12:51 PM   #9813
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It got edited by a mod. Had a variation of the "s" word in the post above mine that apparently was not caught by the swear filter
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Old 12/01/2017, 04:05 PM   #9814
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Just pulled 1cup of algae from my scrubber from 17 days. Mostly dark green but one purplish patch from the screen. It was weird, the algae peeled off the screen for the most part like a sheet of paper?
And ideas on why IMG_0025.jpg


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Old 12/01/2017, 06:38 PM   #9815
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5 days growth on new lights...on 3 hrs off 2 hrs. I would say its working . No question...algae likes the white/yellow light just fine.....

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Old 12/02/2017, 07:19 PM   #9816
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5 days growth on new lights...on 3 hrs off 2 hrs. I would say its working . No question...algae likes the white/yellow light just fine.....

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And here is almost a week of growth



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Old 12/03/2017, 08:58 PM   #9817
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the algae peeled off the screen for the most part like a sheet of paper
Because the roots died and let go.


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Old 12/03/2017, 11:02 PM   #9818
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Just pulled 1cup of algae from my scrubber from 17 days. Mostly dark green but one purplish patch from the screen. It was weird, the algae peeled off the screen for the most part like a sheet of paper?
And ideas on why
IIRC you're running the LEDs about 9 hours/day? You don't really want to go much more than 14 days for the growth period, so going 17 could mean more detachment.

With that growth now, you can probably increase the photoperiod a bit. Remind me, what are you N & P readings, tank conditions, etc? Seems like it's time to start pushing it more now that you definitely have a mature screen. It might even be time to increase the intensity but let's not go there quite yet


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Old 12/04/2017, 12:27 PM   #9819
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5 days growth on new lights...on 3 hrs off 2 hrs. I would say its working . No question...algae likes the white/yellow light just fine.....

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Nice, so are you cycling the light though the whole day on that schedule? Or just on the off hours of you DT lights?


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Old 12/04/2017, 12:57 PM   #9820
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Where can I get the screen mesh shown in these pictures? What is it called, so I could search for it on amazon or ebay?


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Old 12/04/2017, 01:51 PM   #9821
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Where can I get the screen mesh shown in these pictures? What is it called, so I could search for it on amazon or ebay?
Amazon. Plastic canvas

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Old 12/04/2017, 02:09 PM   #9822
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Michaels Needle point screen


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Walmart, Jo-Ann Fabric, Michaels, etc. Darice #7 Mesh, clear


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Old 12/04/2017, 04:05 PM   #9824
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BTW, I had these running for about 4 days, and the growth has EXPLODED. I had algae hang all the way from the spray bar down 2 inches into the drain below the screen (about 10" or so). Overall I am very impressed with these lights. The center of the screen is kinda yellow, ( I was running it 24hrs ) so i just switched the photo period to 3 hours on 2 hours off. We will see how that goes for a week or so.

But for ~$20, these new lights are fantastic
Horace,

If I may ask, where did you purchase these lights?

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Floyd,

yeah i am at about 9 hours now, and my N/P readings are 5-10n03 and p04 is .13.

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