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Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 11-11-2021, 06:34 AM
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Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
Dark Slime and Black Slime - what it looks like ...

Dark Slime and Black Slime - what it looks like

Here are some examples of dark slime, and black slime. Usually slime it starts on new scrubbers which have high measurable nutrients in the water,...
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 23-06-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
Here are some upflow layout designs to give you...

Here are some upflow layout designs to give you ideas of what might fit your tank or ability to DIY better:

http://www.algaescrubber.net/Post1.jpg (simple upflow screen)...
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 16-05-2015, 07:58 AM
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Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
Here are some scrubber results I collected: ...

Here are some scrubber results I collected:

"[Scrubber] is working incredible well. Went from constant algae outbreaks (3-4 per year), to no algae at all. 10 yr old 250 gal reef tank, started...
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 09-04-2015, 08:56 AM
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Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
PowerPoint presentation for clubs, schools, etc.,...

PowerPoint presentation for clubs, schools, etc., to learn the basics of scrubbers:

http://www.algaescrubber.net/AlgaeScrubbers.pps

or

http://www.algaescrubber.net/AlgaeScrubbers-plain.pps
...
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 20-03-2015, 06:58 AM
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Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
Cleaning Off Slime On New Scrubbers When...

Cleaning Off Slime On New Scrubbers

When scrubbers are new, they will almost always first develop a slimey first layer of growth. This is because diatoms and dino's, which make up most of the...
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 03-03-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
Scrubbers compared to refugiums If you are...

Scrubbers compared to refugiums

If you are starting a new tank, then the obvious difference is that a scrubber gives you the option of not having a fuge at all because an upflow scrubber can be...
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 17-02-2015, 05:38 AM
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Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
Shade cloth: All new scrubbers which use...

Shade cloth:

All new scrubbers which use white growth surfaces should have a black cloth placed over some of the LEDs for the first week or two. Because the all-white interior reflects so much...
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 14-11-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
Very nice scrubber-only tank: ...

Very nice scrubber-only tank:
http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?2702-180g-Show-Tank&p=35853&viewfull=1#post35853

His personal page:
http://home.comcast.net/~dgrigor/
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 03-06-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
What is Periphyton? Periphyton is what turns...

What is Periphyton?

Periphyton is what turns your rocks different colors. You know... the white rocks you started with in SW, or the grey rocks (or brown wood) you started with in FW. After...
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 24-05-2014, 04:36 AM
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Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
From new to green, in 3 cleanings and 2 LEDs... ...

From new to green, in 3 cleanings and 2 LEDs...
(anyone can build this simple 2-LED scrubber)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utu2SADmj2g
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 07-05-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
Nutrient Export What do all algae (and cyano...

Nutrient Export

What do all algae (and cyano too) need to survive? Nutrients. What are nutrients? Ammonia/ammonium, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate and urea are the major ones. Which ones cause most...
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 23-04-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
Great video showing a basic upflow scrubber,...

Great video showing a basic upflow scrubber, similar to a Hang-On-Glass (tm)...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGLnBvDkaO0
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 15-04-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
Advanced Aquarist Feature Article for December...

Advanced Aquarist Feature Article for December 2013: Coral Feeding: An Overview
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2013/12/aafeature


The picture in the article shows that in the 1000 litre test...
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 11-04-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
Glad you like the info. You can google upflow...

Glad you like the info. You can google upflow algae scrubber and probably find what you need to know.
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 09-04-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
Phosphate Flow out of Rocks

Many people, when they get their scrubber running for the first time, get worried when more (not less) algae starts to grow on their rocks. It seems really strange, especially when nitrate and...
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 20-10-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
Even more harvests from saltwater: ...

Even more harvests from saltwater:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miWb4R8ajXw
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 20-06-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
First 13 days of growth in a floating surface...

First 13 days of growth in a floating surface scrubber. This one used four LEDs of 3 watts

each, 660nm (red), but you could also use a CFL bulb...
...
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 30-05-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
Re: Lowest cost and easiest way to eliminate green hair, bubble, turf and slime algae

How to build a floating surface scrubber:
http://www.algaescrubber.net/P8.jpg
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 12-05-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
If anyone has been waiting to build a waterfall...

If anyone has been waiting to build a waterfall or upflow scrubber, we

will soon be posting plans of the new floating surface scrubber. It

floats at the top and does not need a waterfall, and...
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 03-05-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
1982: The original dump-bucket style algae...

1982: The original dump-bucket style algae scrubber (works, but very hard to build, install, operate, and harvest)

2008: Waterfall style algae scrubber (works good but hard to build and install;...
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 11-04-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
Lowest cost and easiest way to eliminate greenn hair, bubble,turf and slime algae.

Air Pump Recommendations for UAS® upflow algae scrubbers®. Having bought and tried all of these, here are the best ones:


Flow (highest to lowest):

Coralife Super Luft... TONS of flow for...
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 28-11-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
"Atari" on the MC site... ...

"Atari" on the MC site...
http://www.algaescrubber.net/UasAtariOnMC-1.jpg




"Kaykay" on the SG site...
http://www.algaescrubber.net/UasKaykayOnSG-1.jpg
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 28-11-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
"JosephAcquario" on another site... ...

"JosephAcquario" on another site...
http://www.algaescrubber.net/UasJosephAcquario-2.jpg

http://www.algaescrubber.net/UasJosephAcquario-1.jpg




"Ericsson" on the scrubber site......
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 28-11-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
"Cdm2012" on the scrubber site... ...

"Cdm2012" on the scrubber site...
http://www.algaescrubber.net/UasCdm2012onAS-3.jpg

http://www.algaescrubber.net/UasCdm2012onAS-1.jpg

http://www.algaescrubber.net/UasCdm2012onAS-2.jpg
Forum: Tank set-ups, Filtration & Water Management 28-11-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 78,794
Posted By SantaMonicaHelp
Some more UAS upflow algae scrubber (tm)...

Some more UAS upflow algae scrubber (tm) examples...

"Joey2525" on the CMF site...
http://www.algaescrubber.net/UasJoey2525OnCMF-4.jpg

http://www.algaescrubber.net/UasJoey2525OnCMF-1.jpg
...
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