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  1. desertdawg

    UAS LED Algae Scrubber build

    No growth showing yet.- Can you seed it or just be patient, if you build it, it will grow!!! lol 1. When is the best time to run the light (Opposite display lights or together) - Yes opposite is best, I still use the 18on/6off cycle. 2. Do you run the air pump 24/7 - I wouild think you should...
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    UAS LED Algae Scrubber build

    But the tub sides are flexible. I don't think it will stay sealed. I was thinking of a slim box the size of the light, drop the light in and secure the screen to the outside, drop it in the tub and Taa Daa!!! Only problem would be forcing the water tight box into the water and keeping it from...
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    UAS LED Algae Scrubber build

    i'm really interested in seeing your results. I've been running a 2 sided 8x12 screen with 40w CFL bulbs in reflectors for over 2 years now, It's worked great but I need to completely redo my 30 gallon rubbermaid sump for more flow. If this work for you I may have to get rid of the rubbermaid...
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    glued my fingers together again

    yep, acetone will help. Just remember that the acetone will wash all oils off you skin at the same time allowing the CA to stick even better the second time.
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    glued my fingers together again

    Run your fingers thru your hair (assuming you still have some) before you touch the glue, the light coating of oils will help.... Learned this building RC airplanes for years.
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    415 Gallon Plywood Tank Build

    Bunge cords, duct tape, bailing wire... pick one and get that thing done! I can't wait to see it in action.
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    Tiffany's 400G build thread

    Careful with the additions or your going to need a bigger tank haha! Looking awesome!
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    my 435 gallon tank in wall see through upgrade

    yeah, beautiful fish... I just said I'd cry cause his tanks look awesome, then he pulls it all out and starts over.... mine looks nothing like that after 2 years. BTW Snake for $5 you can have it, but I won't put something like "Snake is #1" or anything like that... haha!
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    my 435 gallon tank in wall see through upgrade

    Quote: Originally Posted by bullitr I was considering breaking down the tank To restart but after talking to my mentors cool heads prevail ... ? If you break down your tank AGAIN I'm going to cry, stop thinking that a complete break down is the answer!
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    my 435 gallon tank in wall see through upgrade

    I knew you would be back to awesome... Great video! Does the flow keep the fish trapped on the right side of the tank or did they just think it was feeding time?
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    Tiffany's 400G build thread

    Oh no, so sorry to hear this Tiffany.... I have my fingers crossed for you and your tank!
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    my 435 gallon tank in wall see through upgrade

    i'll jump on the bandwagon and marvel at your beautiful pictures...
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    ATI Sunpower or Aquaticlife Fixture?

    Quote: Originally Posted by zeeter Good to know since I'm currently waiting on my ATI to be delivered. How deep is a 120? I have a 75 and am wondering how high above the tank to hang the light. I need to acclimate my corals to the more intense lighting. My tank is 24 inches deep.
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    ATI Sunpower or Aquaticlife Fixture?

    ATI 6x54 over my 5ft long 120, two years old and it's still awesome... 6 to 8 inches above the water and I do not run a chiller but my heater does run quite a bit.
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    Mega-Powerful Nitrate and Phosphate Remover Replaces Skimmer, Refugium, Everything

    Yeah but when is the new scrubber design going to be released? At least throw us a bone with some teaser info...
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    This is why electric cars make no sense...

    Quote: Originally Posted by stdreb27 no one believes me when I say the vette will do a 30 mph if you're just cruisin.... You ment 30mpg right? :LOL Gas here in Az is at the 4 dollar a gallon range now, :ack Sure hope it stops going up!
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    Water on the floor

    or a week of no light...
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    This is why electric cars make no sense...

    And to think, I was pretty happy with 32 mpg out of my vette.... just like the new civic, I get pretty good pull from down low all the way to my personal best of 180mph with 460 hp and 470 tq. My only problem is smoking rear tires... disclaimer: all speed test were performed on a super secret...
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    Tiffany's 400G build thread

    Tiffany lives in Arizona, we don't have basements out here, they pour a concrete foundation right on the dirt then build a house on it. I know the foundation on my house is 6 inches thick...
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    What are some unconventional things you use?

    Turkey baster for man made storm surge. Pot scrubber on a handle for those hard to reach areas. 1/4 square balsa sticks to reach the bottom all the time. Dobie pads, the most awesome glass cleaner. Rubber Maid sump.
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