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Lowest cost and easiest way to eliminate green hair, bubble, turf and slime algae
Old 05-02-2013, 06:52 PM   #31
 
1982: The original dump-bucket style algae scrubber (works, but very hard to build, install, operate, and harvest)

2008: Waterfall style algae scrubber (works good but hard to build and install; must be removed to harvest)

2011: Upflow style scrubber (work goods, easier to build and install on the glass; must be removed to harvest)

2013: ??? (work great, all 3D growth, easy to build, and instant in-place harvesting without needing to remove anything or turn anything off).
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Old 05-11-2013, 02:55 PM   #32
 
If anyone has been waiting to build a waterfall or upflow scrubber, we

will soon be posting plans of the new floating surface scrubber. It

floats at the top and does not need a waterfall, and it does not shine

through the glass.
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:52 PM   #33
 
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:51 PM   #34
 
First 13 days of growth in a floating surface scrubber. This one used four LEDs of 3 watts

each, 660nm (red), but you could also use a CFL bulb...

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Old 06-19-2013, 08:41 PM   #35
 
thanks new to fish tanks so happy to learn anything
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:19 PM   #36
 
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:15 PM   #37
 
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any suggestions of where to get the 3 Watt 660 LEDs?

i have seen a lot of price ranges...the difference kind of scares me.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:53 PM   #38
 
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Kind of a late replay (not sure why I don't get notifications).

Anyway, most of the low cost Chinese LEDs will work; If you don't want to wait 2 weeks, you can get RapidLED.com or GroupBuyLED.com
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:53 PM   #39
 
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Come tell us what you think about our new HOG scrubber Kickstarter...
The HOG Scrubber - For Self Sustaining Aquariums by SantaMonica — Kickstarter
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:34 PM   #40
 
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More info on the 3D-printed scrubber are posted at the Kickstarter link
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