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Old 03/06/2019, 10:52 AM   #10151
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I just lengthend my photo period from 16 hours to 18 hours. I need to test my N03 and P04 to see where they stand and either change it again or increase my feedings. A few of my vortechs have a little green hair algae looking fur in them but some of my corals are not coloring up like I expected and I wonder if it's from no nutrients. Might actuality need to cut the unit hours back or fees more!

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Old 03/06/2019, 11:10 AM   #10152
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So my Clearwater scrubber has some tuffs if green algae but it also has some yellow/green slime on it.
My photo period is 24/7
My phos and nitrate are now 0 and I feed my fish and corals a decent amount.
Whatís the green/yellow slime ?


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Old 03/07/2019, 08:42 AM   #10153
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Did you just start the scrubber?


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Old 03/07/2019, 09:03 AM   #10154
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Did you just start the scrubber?


About 2 months ago.


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Old 03/07/2019, 09:17 AM   #10155
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Old 03/16/2019, 03:05 PM   #10156
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Green/yellow is usually from water flow being cut off.


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Old 03/17/2019, 09:04 PM   #10157
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Here you can see the middle area turning yellow because of less flow, because it was full.


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Old 03/18/2019, 04:41 AM   #10158
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Iím new to ATS and to be honest with 10,000+ posts on this it can be overwhelming. I have a 60g cube with 20g 2 chamber sump underneath. The tank cycled about 3-4 weeks ago and only thing in it besides rock n sand is snails and two bubble tips but adding some coral and a couple clowns next Saturday. Anyway what does everyone think of this scrubber as a low cost scrubber?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F283352387178


I appreciate any help as the funds are not available currently to add the higher end scrubbers.

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Pretty sure I built mine for around 60$ total. Maybe 100$ with the purchase of a separate pump.


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Old 03/18/2019, 01:09 PM   #10159
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Who can figure out this growth...
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2692927


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Old 03/18/2019, 01:19 PM   #10160
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Iím new to ATS and to be honest with 10,000+ posts on this it can be overwhelming. I have a 60g cube with 20g 2 chamber sump underneath. The tank cycled about 3-4 weeks ago and only thing in it besides rock n sand is snails and two bubble tips but adding some coral and a couple clowns next Saturday. Anyway what does everyone think of this scrubber as a low cost scrubber?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F283352387178


I appreciate any help as the funds are not available currently to add the higher end scrubbers.

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Hey, I made a super cheap ATS in my sump by just putting a screen against the side with a bubble wand underneath and led lights on the other side. So it's similar in operation to one is Santa Monica's HOG filters, but without the plastic covering.

The bubble wand you can get for under $10, the screen I got at a hobby place for a few cents. Then just pick an led grow light for the outside. You can find them for around $20 or less on Amazon.

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Old 04/14/2019, 07:43 PM   #10161
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Hey, I made a super cheap ATS in my sump by just putting a screen against the side with a bubble wand underneath and led lights on the other side. So it's similar in operation to one is Santa Monica's HOG filters, but without the plastic covering.

The bubble wand you can get for under $10, the screen I got at a hobby place for a few cents. Then just pick an led grow light for the outside. You can find them for around $20 or less on Amazon.

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Old 04/19/2019, 01:21 PM   #10162
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Floyd, or anyone else with knowledge on this please advise. When cleaning my L2 a few weeks ago (4/1), I think I cleaned it and put it back together but forgot to turn the water on. When I went to clean it on the 15th the screes was bone white and dead. Lights running but no water.
Where should I adjust my lighting period to in order to basically start over.


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Old 04/19/2019, 06:31 PM   #10163
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It must be the week for that, you're the second person that I've heard from this week!

When you cook a screen like that, the white encrusted stuff for some reason doesn't work very well for algae to attach.

You need to soak the screen in straight vinegar for an hour or so, then lightly scrub it to remove the encrusted stuff, then repeat that again (the first soak won't get it all)

Then you can do 1 of 2 things: use the screen as is, or re-apply the mortar coating.

Usually, if you've been running a scrubber for a while, a brand new screen will mature faster than it would if you had never ran a scrubber before (tank is "conditioned" to running a scrubber).

Re-applying the mortar is easy, but you have to let it cure & then soak for a 3-5 days before using it, so that takes about a week to prep.

I'd just vinegar soak, scrub, etc and start it up again. Treat it like a new screen though, so start out at a reduced intensity (50% or so) and ramp it up as the screen matures. For reference, the halfway point on the intensity compared to the 3/4 point is 2x the intensity. Then going to full doubles intensity again. So when you ramp from 3/4 to full, do it gradually over time.


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Old 04/20/2019, 10:04 AM   #10164
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When you say reduced intensity do you mean shorter photo time? To actually doing something to the lights.

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Old 04/20/2019, 08:16 PM   #10165
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I guess I should back up - do you have an L3? That would be an older version, before I added the ability to dim


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Old 04/20/2019, 09:46 PM   #10166
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Yes. L3. No ability to dim here.


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Old 04/21/2019, 09:14 AM   #10167
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this is what is growing in my screen now....


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Old 04/21/2019, 05:49 PM   #10168
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that might just be the grossest growth I've ever seen

I think you need to vinegar soak that...or is that after you did that??

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Old 04/21/2019, 07:06 PM   #10169
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Do we have a standard led fixture thats accepted by most for the water scrubber?


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Old 04/22/2019, 07:25 AM   #10170
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Yes. L3. No ability to dim here.


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Actually you should be able to dim that fixture, it's just not as easy as turning a knob.

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Old 04/22/2019, 11:27 AM   #10171
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Got the email.
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Old 04/27/2019, 04:40 PM   #10172
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Would these fixtures be suitable for waterfall algae scrubber if I set the mode to RED?

Scrubber size is 18x14... thinking a set of 2 fixtures on each side.

https://www.amazon.com/Dimmable-Wate...2&s=hi&sr=1-20


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Old 04/27/2019, 07:27 PM   #10173
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Only 11W for the red-only channel, and it looks like it's intended to be decorative, so I would say no


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Old 04/28/2019, 04:36 AM   #10174
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Do you have a preferred fixture for the non-diyers that you recommend?


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Old 04/28/2019, 08:55 AM   #10175
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Not off the top of my head. There's so many of them out there, I would have to buy and vet them all


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