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Old 05-02-2015, 11:59 PM   #1
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Easy algae scrubber

I'm thinking about setting up a 55 gal sump under my 125

I would have my skimmer and an easy to build algae scrubber inside

For the scrubber I was thinking about rows of egg crate?

Good plan?


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Old 05-03-2015, 12:50 AM   #2
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Plastic craft mesh will work much better as an algae scrubber. How were you planning on building it?
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Egg Crate? No, won't work, its not small enough for the algae to take hold and grow. gotta be a fine mesh material, possibly egg crate could be the backstop for it, or frame.
And , did I read correctly? Your going to put the scrubber in the skimmer? That would create a mess inside.
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He means in the sump.
I made one very easy out if a rio pump. PVC into a 90 degree with a slit down the middle. The cross stitch mesh stuff there and encased in an outdoor brochure holder.


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He means in the sump.
I made one very easy out if a rio pump. PVC into a 90 degree with a slit down the middle. The cross stitch mesh stuff there and encased in an outdoor brochure holder.


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AH.
And yea, the mesh has to be used in order to give the algae some growth spot, egg crate is to big.
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