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Old 02/16/2011, 05:16 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by rysher View Post
for a 40B, the size of the plastic canvas would be 5''x8'', which gives an area of 40 inch²?

EDIT: BTW, if you got the ATS, do you still need CUC in your DT?

i already have all the materials needed for my ATS, i just didnt assemble it yet cause i want to try a refugia with chaeto.
Yes, a 5x8 inch screen will work for a 40 gallon as long as you have lights in both sides of the screen.

Yes, a clean up crew is still needed.

If you doing a design like mine, you can setup a refuge under your ATS screen, however some people report that their algae scrubber out competes chaeto easily and it dies out in most tanks.

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