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Old 07-21-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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Algae Scrubbers - Show me yours

I'm planning on putting a waterfall style algae turf scrubber (ATS) in my sump. I would appreciate any pics and ideas to help with my designing it.

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Mine is a horizontal design so I don't think it would help.


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Pretty simple. I started one, but it made a huge mess and I never went back to address it when other things popped up.
A pump with some PVC in the shape of an "L" going up and over with a slit down the middle for some or the plastic grating...name is escaping me but people use it for needlepoint like stuff. As always, a ball valve on it to adjust the flow. Of course, don't cap the end of the PVC.
Now, this design doesn't like to stand up on it's own. I suggest another piece of PVC to attach to the capped end and hold it all up. I've seen designs where they have made a giant "U" to hold everything up, but I personally wouldn't want there to be any buildup in the arm end, as there wouldn't be very much flow going through that at all. Best to avoid it IMO.
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Mine has run for decades with no problems. Design it right from the start and they are a very desirable way to turn algae from a enemy to an ally.


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