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My DIY scrubber

Discussion in 'Algae Scrubber DIY' started by Steve Lane, Aug 13, 2015.

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  1. Steve Lane

    Steve Lane New Member

    It`s been 9 days since I installed this.....thanks to Bud and his patience for some very good advice.
    Hows it looking and should I be cleaning the screen?
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  2. Turbo

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

    You could clean it now or in a few days. At this point just a swipe of the palm or rub with fingertips, then rinse with a cup of tank water. Don't scrub or scrape
     
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  3. Steve Lane

    Steve Lane New Member

    I`ll leave it till the weekend Bud, I`m going to change the weir tube for a wider diameter one.....I think that`s why it`s a little noisy.
     
  4. Steve Lane

    Steve Lane New Member

    And i was right, the tube I used was just not large enough diameter-wise and now all is quiet.
    I have also installed the 2 ip65 LEDs which arrived this morning.
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    I`ll clean the screen in a day or two.
     
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  5. Steve Lane

    Steve Lane New Member

    2nd cleaning today and a nice growth of GHA. Used a credit card to clean it off and rinsed in ro/do water before refitting.
    Hows it looking?
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  6. Turbo

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

    started on 8/4, so that 18 days from zero? Very good!
     
  7. Steve Lane

    Steve Lane New Member

    Yes, I was surprised at the growth since last weekend and how it`s gone from the brown to green....you don`t notice the colour under the red LEDs which replaced the warm whites last Saturday.
     
  8. Steve Lane

    Steve Lane New Member

    2nd cleaning after 25 days.

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    Looking ok?
     
  9. atoll

    atoll Member

    Those ip65 LEDs are just great. I have 2 of the same on my DIY scrubber.

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