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Old 02-09-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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My algae scrubber

I used to have an upflow algae scrubber but looked ugly in my tank as I have no sump, so I've been toying with the idea of using my back brace of my tank for a scrubber. It's been running 2 days now and I seeded the new scrubber screens with my old one from the upflow scrubber and getting some growth already. It's being fed from my hang on skimmer and working really well. Anyway guys here is what I have come up with !
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #2
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That's looks good! you said its already working?
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:10 AM   #3
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Thanks and yes I seeded the new scrubber screens with my old screen so the algae has taken off already
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:15 AM   #4
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Good idea, looks tight!
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:21 AM   #5
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Thanks I have had the idea whizzing around my head for months now but never planned or tried it until 2 days ago so I changed my whole system around this scrubber
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:24 AM   #6
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I have an 8x54w t5 light unit and have a couple of ge 6500k bulbs at the back of my light unit which sits right above back brace so I don't need any different lights to power it !
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:42 PM   #7
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Well it's been running a few days and I'm quite surprised by the results, it's been growing algae like crazy.
Anyway here's some growth pics
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Do you have any plans for this? I do not have an algea scrubber - but may want to add a HOB one
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:04 PM   #9
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Hi chenzo, I used to have an upflow algae scrubber but I thought this idea was way better as there is no equipment in my tank.
You say you would like a hob scrubber and an upflow scrubber is basically a hob scrubber and is easily DIY'ed ill send you a link.
Most people use the thin plastic trays that come in microwave dinners, cross stitch canvas as the screen, a air pump and led's or energy saving bulbs that are 2700k. Some people have had great results with these and can be that powerful it replaces all other filter media and equipment, some people have even ditched their skimmers an just run a scrubber itself
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:44 AM   #10
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It's been 6 or 7 days now running my 4ft scrubber and it has some major growth !
Just think this could of been growing in my tank somewhere !
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