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Old 05-30-2018, 04:50 PM
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just curious who all uses one? would you buy/make another? what do you notice when using one? what brands do you like? any info really would be great
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:25 PM
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common guys any advice?
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Old 05-31-2018, 06:20 PM
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Don’t have one, I was curious but couldn’t really find any for sale at the LFS. Instead I just run a refugium as part of my sump. I don’t know anyone that is currently running one either.
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Barrier Reef Aquariums in Bellevue has some very slick custom units made in house. Worth checking out if you're in Seattle area. I had a picture but now I can't find it.
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:22 PM
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I have already purchased one. The funny thing is everyone shows algae growth in the unit but Iím more curious how it helped the DT
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Algae scrubbers help DT by:
using no3
oxygenating water
growing pods

You need to use a red turf algae, I got mine from Inland Aquatics.

Best to have a surge for algae or next best is waterfall type setup.

I used a $150 LED grow light(Mars Hydro - Ebay) on night time cycle. It would turn on when main lights went off then it would turn off 16hrs later.

Need to harvest regularly.

Size to gallonage and load of DT.

I would do it again but use a surge type and not waterfall.

Hope that helps.

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Old 06-02-2018, 04:16 AM
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Thanks Tim itís a turbo Hf rev 3 turf. By the way I almost bought your old tank the other week
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I built one and can post pics if you have a email address ... had hair algae out of control on rocks, glass everywhere in a 220G reeftank... all but gone in a couple spots ... been up and running since March 5th and I clean the screen every 10-14 days
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I built one and can post pics if you have a email address ... had hair algae out of control on rocks, glass everywhere in a 220G reeftank... all but gone in a couple spots ... been up and running since March 5th and I clean the screen every 10-14 days



I'd love a few pics of your setup......


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Thanks for the info. Result in your display is exactly what I wanted to know. Iíll post pics when all set up. Iím guessing the pulse effect is simulating tides? Curious the benefit ? Or does the algae just like it ?
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