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Old 01-22-2014, 06:13 PM   #1
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Algae scrubber help

I know there's a boat load of info on ATS's, but need a little advice. I'm saw a really crafty horizontal ATS design at my LFS that was made out of a 20 high tank. I would like to "attempt" to build one out of a 20 long, but also will need this to be a sump with a spot for a skimmer, and a bubble trap/ return section... Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions are great. I would upload a pic of what I'm THINKING of, but have reached pic max lol...
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Old 01-22-2014, 10:04 PM   #2
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I have used my ATS for several decades now. It isn't a cure all, but if built right is an excellent machine for algae export.
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Could it be done in the confines of a 20 gallon long sump?
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On a small scale, yes.
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I've seen plans online for little tiny units for nano's.
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I myself am getting ready to build a ATS. I'm following along I was thinking of just using a 30g Rubbermaid tote.. What do you guys have yours built in?
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Mine is a stand alone as big as most peoples tanks are. There are smaller more integrated designs you would be more interest in.
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Old 02-22-2014, 10:31 AM   #8
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Well. My scrubber is complete and running. Just bought 23 w cfl bulbs last night. Put them in. And for some reason. One light is brighter than the other.. Come out of the same package.. Haha Click image for larger version

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That looks very usable.
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