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New L4

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cbsaint01, Oct 2, 2016.

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  1. cbsaint01

    cbsaint01 Member

    Set at full blast 18hrs
     
  2. cbsaint01

    cbsaint01 Member

    It looks like it is filling up one day later
     

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  3. cbsaint01

    cbsaint01 Member

    I’m not going to touch any setting and wait to see the result
     
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  4. Turbo

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

    Yup, see what happens. When you do your first harvest, make it a very moderate one. Pull by hand and see how much comes off. Try to leave a decent amount on the screen along the top edge as that will migrate downward. you can be a bit more aggressive along the sides and bottom edge though.
     
  5. cbsaint01

    cbsaint01 Member

    Ok thanks I will try that
     
  6. cbsaint01

    cbsaint01 Member

    Wow the L4 is back in action with a vengeance.
     

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  7. cbsaint01

    cbsaint01 Member

    On Monday I wrote everything is set at full pump, and light intensity. But Light hours is set for 20 hours.
     
  8. Turbo

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

    Very nice, good recovery! Always good to try. I would still try to leave a good layer behind when harvesting.

    However if it does come off easily - don't worry. One of the things I've learned is that when algae doesn't have to stay attached, it won't anchor strongly.

    In the case of my scrubbers, or really any unit that allows 3D growth, the weight is taken off the growth mat. Add in the false bottom, and the algae mat becomes a mass that is rather self-supporting, and it stays in place (the false bottom keeps it from getting pulled down the drain) so it doesn't "need" to attach strongly to the screen.

    I've seen this effect in multiple versions of my scrubbers, I'll pull the screen out and the the lower half comes out pretty much clean (but not white...looks like it's been scraped), the algae stays in the box.
     
  9. cbsaint01

    cbsaint01 Member

    Yes you are right I have noticed that too. The algae sometime accumulate from the bottom and fills up gradually.
     
  10. cbsaint01

    cbsaint01 Member

    Wow is all I can say
     

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  11. cbsaint01

    cbsaint01 Member

    Extra pics
     

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  12. cbsaint01

    cbsaint01 Member

    After cleaning it(pulled by hand) this is how it looks.
     

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  13. Turbo

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

    Recovered well, thankfully!
     

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