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Old 08-17-2014, 08:35 AM   #1
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My algae scrubber.

What do you think guys? I set it up yesterday. Just waiting now.


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Old 08-19-2014, 02:43 AM   #2
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I don't think that is going to work well, but it's hard to tell what you are trying to do. It looks like you have a vertical screen that hangs in the water, and this is attached to a horizontal screen as a method of support?

If that's the case, the horizontal support screen will block nearly 100% of the light to the growth screen.
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I have changed it. I have cut out an opening in the top and put more mesh in the bottom. I have a light on it for 18 hours a day. This mesh has been roughed up so algae should grow on it.
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That's a little better, but you still have the issue of using a submerged plastic canvas screen. Essentially that is a horizontal scrubber, which are not very efficient due to water flow characteristics. That's why the old style horizontal scrubbers were either dump bucket or surging. In both cases, the purpose was to cause very turbulent water motion over the substrate. With a static screen/box and static flow, it's going to be hit or miss. I guess see how it goes, it might grow enough to do some good, might not.
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That's a little better, but you still have the issue of using a submerged plastic canvas screen. Essentially that is a horizontal scrubber, which are not very efficient due to water flow characteristics. That's why the old style horizontal scrubbers were either dump bucket or surging. In both cases, the purpose was to cause very turbulent water motion over the substrate. With a static screen/box and static flow, it's going to be hit or miss. I guess see how it goes, it might grow enough to do some good, might not.
It also has a verticatl mesh too. Water has to flow threw the vertical mesh to get to the overflow pipe.

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