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Old 07-13-2013, 11:00 AM   #1
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Algae Scrubber

Hi everyone,


For my next build I plan on a FOWLR, and have a question on Algae Scrubbers.

So, essentially, they kind of remove the need for PWCs if you don't have corals (which need more "stuff" in their water), correct?

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I don't believe anything will ever completely remove the need for water changes, but an algae scrubber will certainly help keep nitrates and phosphates down.
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Mine has been running over 20 years. They don't replace water exchanges, but are an excellent natural way to clean the water.
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Very cool! Pics?
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Very cool! Pics?
AA did a piece on this system in June. Aquarium of the month. There are some pictures, but the scrubber is hard to photograph as it is under magenta LEDs.
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Still new and learrning here...by algae scrubbers...are you referring to those magnetic scrubber things that clean the glass or are you referring to some sort of critter?
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No, it's a filtration system that uses algae. Youtube it.
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