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Old 03-19-2015, 12:26 PM   #2001
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I'll see if I can get some real updates going on my days off, maybe some pictures. Haven't really been able to since I was injured at work last Thursday. Making water changes difficult.
But, in other news, I still want a ATS on my tank. Simply want to buy one still I think. Thoughts on this? https://www.algaescrubbing.com/
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:16 PM   #2002
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I'll see if I can get some real updates going on my days off, maybe some pictures. Haven't really been able to since I was injured at work last Thursday. Making water changes difficult.
But, in other news, I still want a ATS on my tank. Simply want to buy one still I think. Thoughts on this? https://www.algaescrubbing.com/
I would love to see how it works for you.
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:43 PM   #2003
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Ok. So, I had a revelation. I can use the pieces I was going to use before to make my own. Just need a pump with the PVC. Then get one of those clear containers for flyers you see outside and two hydroponics LEDs that you can screw into any light socket into clip on lights. BAM. Thoughts?
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I think that would work fine. I heard that red light is best for algae growth, im not sure about that or not.


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I think that would work fine. I heard that red light is best for algae growth, im not sure about that or not.


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I has a 100w ufo light pendant with 50:50 red & blue LEDs that I gave my supplier to try over his fuge. Things seem to be growing good with it. The color spectrum really messes with you though!
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:53 PM   #2006
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Nice shot of the algae issue that is driving me insane.












You can see in the second to last picture the war going on between the long tentacle anemone and the green hairy mushrooms. I'm really impressed and surprised that the long tentacle is pulling away like it is while the hairy mushroom is not only probably 4 inches across...it appears to be splitting through the entire process of war.
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A majority of the pieces are in for my DIY ATS. This is going to require a trip to the hardware store for PVC and I need some of the quick lock links so I'll be able to take the top off to clean it. Once I get all of the pieces, I am going to try to take pictures as I go to show what I'm doing if anyone ever wants to attempt a similar project. Not sure if it'll be right in this thread or if I'll end up making a thread in the DIY section. With that all said, totally not my design. I've watched so many videos and read so much over the last week I don't know where it all came from. Just made improvements to fit my needs.
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Tank looks good hank. Those hairy mushrooms are no joke. Well as you can see that anemone isn't liking it! I have one that popped my ducan pretty good, had to separate them or I would've lost my Duncan for sure. That good size galaxea coral I had was another heavy hitter. Thats why it had to go getting into SPSs and it had those super long sweepers. I'm still convinced that that galaxea killed my red star though I've never heard of it. Looking toward to see your algae scrubber project, and results hopefully!
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Stoked to see how your ATS project goes!
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Will hopefully be able to get the pvc I need on Monday to start the DIY scrubber.
I am not happy with the outdoor flyer holder that arrived, so going to need to find another one.
The oregon tort has also become a piece of live rock in the tank. Raising the alk was too much for it. Thankfully the glue was able to stop the recession from the pink milli, who's color has returned to pink from green for the record.
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