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Old 02-05-2014, 01:21 PM   #41
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Well I think this goes along with my thread. Different ways and right and wrong ways to successfully run a scrubber.. Do you run in on its own. Or does water pass thru the top? I mean is there another exit for the water. Or is it just flow to the screen?
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:32 PM   #42
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Ooops oh ha ha it already is your thread duuuh
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You do not want a secondary exit for the water, or else it will end up bypassing the screen. The slot pipe is essentially pressurized
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Ok. Do you have yours just dumping into the sump ? Can you post pictures?
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:21 PM   #45
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This is an older version of what I have on this tank now but it gives you an idea of the general concept.



I am horribly lacking in uploaded photos, I have hundreds on my PC but haven't had time to scale them back and upload. Here is another one, same unit as the above, just sitting on a piece of acrylic, you can see the sump beneath

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So yours just dumps straight into your sump. All open? Or is there a drain hole? Very nice setup!
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Ok here is a current set of how I have the one in the first tank set up. Larger unit.

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after (used new screen, cut up old one to seed it)



LED lights on (back side only, other fixture removed)



I route the drain into a filter sock but that's just for trapping bubbles



10 days growth



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This is on a 200g tank. The smaller unit had a tough time keeping up. The larger unit is staying ahead of the curve. Lots of big tangs in the tank!
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well for all who are interested I found Greg' s tread
The Dynamic Aquarium, algae turf scrubbing
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That's sweet looking! Is that a home made box you made to keep it enclosed?
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That is a nice compact design. Mine is 5 times that large. Impractical unless you have a room for filtration.
But they all do the same thing. I harvest almost 5 pounds of wet algae every month. That's a lot of nitrogen waste products going into the land fill. Imagine where all that stuff would have ended up in your system before converting into nitrogen gas, eventually.
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