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Old 11-17-2011, 11:56 PM   #1161
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ha, i dont know how.
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:13 AM   #1162
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May have to throw together the turf scrubber first...the algae and such is just getting way to bad
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:15 AM   #1163
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hahaha kk ill keep looking for your build and see how you do it all. im really liking the idea of this.
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:45 PM   #1164
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heading out now to hopefully pick up a few supplies for the scrubber. as long as i actually get whats needed ill start a thread tonight.already have the piping (minus the end caps), router, lighting, and fasteners, all i really need is the screen... hopefully its cheap. also very important question i need to figure out the flowrate of my overflows... they have standard 3/4" returns and 1.5" outlets... guess im gonna have to figure that one out
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:56 PM   #1165
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i did some reading. idk how you plan on doing it. 35 gph per gallon of dt only right? thats like 3.5 gph per inch2. you would need 420gph total. i saw one where a guy used what looked like a maxi jet to feed his ats sump water. and made it so the whole ats was a component of the sump and not the sump being the ats.

ha like i have to tell you anything. your the one that got me on it and ive just started reading.

all i know is that flow meters are expensive.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:05 PM   #1166
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agreed that flow meters are expensive but one isnt needed here in this case. that thread gives you all the necessary formulas for calculating the width of the screen to match the correct flowrate.. and i thought it said 35 gph total...if its 35 gph per gallon of dt...im screwed. so i think ive worked out a way to find real world flowrate of my overflows, what im gonna do is drain one overflow tube, then angle it into a 5g bucket, once ready ill plug my return pump back in, as soon as water starts flowing ill time out 30 seconds. ill measure the resulting amount and itll look like this. say its 1 gallon even, id times that by 2 then times it by 60... there ya go...gph flowrate!! so if my example math is right, 1g/30 seconds translates into 2g/min which is 120 gph...correct me if im wrong
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thats how i deturmined flow rate of my diy overflow.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:09 PM   #1168
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maybe it was 35gph per square inch. i read a guy had 250gph and was about 100gph shy of what he needed. idk it was late last night when i read it.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:14 PM   #1169
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Algae Turf Scrubber (ATS) DIY build

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Old 11-18-2011, 06:15 PM   #1170
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Ahh it is 35 gph per inch of width... good call
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