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Old 01-15-2012, 03:06 PM   #611
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Yeah I'm interested in this too, it's too bad the apex isn't capable of keeping track of your parameters like. Or it would be neat if they would sell an upgraded version of the seneye to become a controller .
I don't want a controller, I want a on line monitor and this might do the trick.
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:08 PM   #612
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Interesting. How can they sell this so cheap when the apogee meter is well over 300? Please report your findings when compared to the one you have Greg.
I don't know...but my PAR meter is never here, it is always out on loan. I like this one because it stays in the tank and shows the trend of PAR over the months. In general, the PAR meters are vastly overpriced. There are just a couple of components to one. If you want to do the calculation, a regular light meter with the proper filter will do the job. But they are generally not water proof. How bad can it be for $189?
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:10 PM   #613
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Hey guys where do u buy this thing that's not overseas. Live in Ontario, not at any of my usually online places
They sell it right off their web site...haven't seen it discounted anywhere. There is one on E-bay, but he is getting full retail on his auction, so they are sought after.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:04 PM   #614
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Just harvested the algae scrubber and am feeding the tangs the green algae mats I harvested. Now that's a closed cycle! They like this stuff almost as much as the Nori. My tangs never grew very fast and I am suspecting I didn't feed them enough greens, so I have doubled the amounts and twice as often. They all have big bellies now, so we will see what happens.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:12 PM   #615
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Can you explain what an algae scrubber is please? I'm just not grasping the idea..
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It's an old concept but best described by dr. Addy at the smithsonian in his book algal turf scrubbing systems. The basic idea is to tie up organics in the production of algae and then refeed or dispose of the excess algae. Water from a dump bucket flows over racks that are under intense illumination (much more PAR than reef tank gets) and causes turf algae to grow (at night opposite of the reefs bio clock) and this algae strips the water of organics. Kind of what happens in your reef when you over feed, but I do it intentionally. This is a very natural way to clean the water and has few downsides except it takes up room. I added one touch, at the end of my scrubber is about 2 square feet of pulsing Xenia that misses nothing as it passes by. The surge of water from the dump bucket system causes it to pulse like mad and reproduces in a nicely controlled environment.
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Can u show us a pic, I'd like to see it,
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About the meter- if you leave it in the tank, won't the probe get coated with algae?
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About the meter- if you leave it in the tank, won't the probe get coated with algae?
I am sure you have to clean off the lens, maybe daily. The cell that does the monitoring is replaced monthly...so there is some maintenance to the thing. Why don't you buy one and report back...I am not fond of being the guinea pig! I have to wait until next month as the new frags I bought took out my monthly fish budget.
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Can u show us a pic, I'd like to see it,
I'll shoot some video later this week and post it...not very pretty as it has been running for almost 18 years.
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