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Old 05-22-2012, 08:20 PM   #811
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Here are some pictures.

Nothing is glued yet. If I set this up and I need to glue, what kind do I use? Where do I put it?

One end of the scrubber tube is open, and the other side is closed. The open side is shown below in one of the pictures.

The hole in the picture is about four centimeters from top to bottom. Does that help with helping me decide on a pump?
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:26 PM   #812
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That pipe unfortunately will not work. the slot should just be long enough for the screen to fit . Also the screen should be roughed up well. For the pump you want 35 gph for each square inch of screen. Location of the scrubber will depend on your lighting . You need to have the lights perpendicular to the screen. Use regular PVC cement that you would on any plumbing. As far as the skimmer I'm keeping mine until it stop producing skimmate. The macro algae will die because the scrubber will outcompete it. You can check the last few pages of my build and see all the mistakes I made lol.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:29 PM   #813
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mikes got you covered ,,also keep in mind your screen length ..It looks pretty long and none of it can bu under the water surface ,so at that length your going to need it pretty high up in the sump
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:31 PM   #814
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That pipe unfortunately will not work. the slot should just be long enough for the screen to fit . Also the screen should be roughed up well. For the pump you want 35 gph for each square inch of screen. Location of the scrubber will depend on your lighting . You need to have the lights perpendicular to the screen. Use regular PVC cement that you would on any plumbing. As far as the skimmer I'm keeping mine until it stop producing skimmate. The macro algae will die because the scrubber will outcompete it. You can check the last few pages of my build and see all the mistakes I made lol.
Thank you.

Could I just cut the pipe to the correct size? Or would that expose any toxins or anything?

When I made this I had some weird item to rough up the screen, but I am no longer able to use that. What would you recommend?
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:35 PM   #815
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The issue with cutting the pipe is you want solid pipe on both sides of the screen so when you zip tie it you do not pinch the ends closed. For scuffing the screen a hole saw bit is the tool to use. Here is a pic of one of my failed slot pipes. Notice the slot is just long enough to fit the screen and the rest is solid pipe.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:53 PM   #816
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Here is what the scrubber looks like of the sheet is turned on its side. Would this be okay now? Do you guys even think that this size sheet is enough?

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I think that is a lot better. It would be easier to configure the screen and keep it out of the water . I think the size is just fine IMO but I'm still wet behind the ears as far as scrubber sizing goes.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:07 PM   #818
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One thing i forgot to mention don't forget that the top of the screen where it slides in the slot should be smooth so you don't grow algae at the top and clog it.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:02 AM   #819
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Hi everyone!

This ich is really annoying me! There is a spot on my Scopas' tail, and around three (maybe) spots on the Hippo. Not sure if it is ich that I am seeing. I am considering just starting to get the salinity back up. I had another person check my reading on the refractometer, and they said it looked like 1.006-1.007. I really want to start to fully enjoy the tank, and not be worried about ich, I know right now I am not doing a lot of things which I should, so I would like to start raising and go from there.

What are your thoughts?
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:43 AM   #820
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I had the same issue with my hippo. I sold him . I think you might have to setup another qt and use cuprimine after you bring them to normal salinity. From talking to the guy at Atlantic sea farms. He said for the past year ick is harder and harder to kill with hypo . Not sure if it is true but I experienced it with my hippo tang.
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