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Old 08-07-2013, 12:15 AM   #261
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I just got a BRS kit in. It's pretty complete. Plastic snap together window frame, cord, mesh and tools.
I noticed in the kits for a 4ft tank, it only comes w/ four corners. I have a divider in the top of the center of my tank. I think I'd rather two separate screens. So I'd be buying 2 kits... might as well just piece it together at Home Depot. I'll price it out.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:20 AM   #262
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I had to do the same thing. Two 2'x3' screens. Cost around $70. If you can find it locally, probably cheaper.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:31 AM   #263
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What is the purpose if the cord in that kit, Greg?
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:37 AM   #264
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Just like a screen door, there is a rubber cord that stretches the mesh right on the frame.
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:41 AM   #265
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I had to do the same thing. Two 2'x3' screens. Cost around $70. If you can find it locally, probably cheaper.
Made screens for all three of my tanks plus one for a member on my local forum and as you can see from my other post still have mesh left back and I only spend about 30$.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:18 PM   #266
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I just made 3 screens for my 125g the other day. I had the bulk reef supply netting already and it cost me about $30-40$ as well. Cheap way to keep the critters in I hope. lol
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:44 PM   #267
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I can't believe it! I was away for three days and now my tank is casting a green aura. I can't believe I ever asked what algae looked like. I need a CUC pronto! Have talked to John and sent pics. He made a recommendation for me. I just hope it's not too late!
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:49 PM   #268
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All my tanks have gone through this type of algae phase and it then turned to purple, at least for me. Are there any strands of algae or just the green tint?
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So it's just on rocks & such, the water itself isn't green, right? Get turbo snails or Astrea as my LFS calls them, they're THE BEST!! Also, you can pull your rock out & scrub it w/ a brush in the old tank water in a bucket or whatev during a PWC. Hermit Crabs help too! But the turbos seem to be the most thorough IMO.

And it's not something that can't wait til you get back. Once it's there, it's in there. Scrubbing now or later won't make a diff. It actually eats up NitrAte so it's not doing harm IMO.
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There's a little of everything in there. I've had some red-purple coralline going. The rocks closest to the top and back by the lights have had some grass looking stuff. It was mainly on 2 rocks. I was just shocked to come home and see how much it had grown and spread. Its on most of the rocks now. I've also got some diatoms on top of the sand and a brown " shadow" on the glass-again it's primarily in the back near the lights.

I bought 2 turbo snails about 2 weeks ago but they aren't even close to controlling it. John recommended something like 100 snails!!!!!

I just don't want this to get out of control and cause me to have to restart the tank.

And no green water Tango--- thank goodness!
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