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Discussion in 'Algae Scrubber DIY' started by slirp87, Aug 7, 2019.

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  1. slirp87

    slirp87 New Member

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    hy guys , this is my new diy ATS ,started a week ago, please critique, what i'm doing right an what i'm doing wrong... :)

    it is made in plexiglass 2mm , 3 x 14mm drains, 12x18cm mesh, 2.4w warm white led for each side , 24/7 , 1/2 cube a day, 400l/h pump.

    the tank is 100 liters , 5 fish , sps , lps doft corals.
     

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  2. Turbo

    Turbo Does not really look like Johnny Carson Staff Member Site Owner Multiple Units! Customer

    I wouldn't say you're doing anything "wrong" necessarily, hard to judge at this stage. You're getting some growth, starting a bare screen from scratch can take a few months before it really gets going to the point be being effective filtration.

    I'd stay the course at this point.

    The lighting may not be ideal - white might not yield the best results, but right now it doesn't look like it's doing horribly. It also looks like it's only covering about 1/4 to 1/3 of the screen effectively, but again, you're not getting a "hotspot" so that's good, and your screen appears oversized in relation to the amount you feed and the size of your system, so that sort of balances out.

    The build looks nice, the drip-bar is interesting. Are those screw-in fittings on the underside of the pipe, or just tubes bonded on? Looks like you're getting nice even flow.

    Thanks for sharing, I think I saw you post this on FB
     
  3. slirp87

    slirp87 New Member

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    day 11 - it's time to clean ? - phosphates 0,03 - nitrates 20
     

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  4. Turbo

    Turbo Does not really look like Johnny Carson Staff Member Site Owner Multiple Units! Customer

    Just rinse under tap water and swipe your palm across each side, rinse again, good to go
     

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