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Old 03/14/2018, 10:57 PM   #976
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You're missing the fact that if they are both 2 cube/day screens, then they have the same LxW area.

Tank #1 screen with a 6" wide screen would have to be 4" tall = 24 sq in
Tank #2 screen with a 12" wide screen would have to be 2" tall = 24 sq in

Tank #1's screen would receive 1/2 the total flow, but each pass makes contact with 4" of vertical algae growth substrate.

Tank #2's screen gets 2x the [total] flow of #1 but each pass makes contact with only 2" of vertical algae growth substrate.

All other things being equal, those 2 scenarios are nearly identical.

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