Algae Scrubber Pics!!!

Discussion in 'Algae' started by seabass1, Feb 1, 2010.

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  1. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    shower curtain ring is a nice step from the zip tie method...good thinking
     
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  3. seabass1

    seabass1 Montipora Digitata

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    Scrubber Update

    Scrubber before scraping & rinsing. Notice the mat of algae covering about 3/4 of the screen now.


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    Algae mat after cleaning & trimming. ::)

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  4. bje

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    any noticeable changes in the display tank? water quality, etc... curious to know what benefits this has had for you
     
  5. seabass1

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    Yeah, Its much easier keeping the tank clean. This one is on my 55g frag. GHA still grows, but I only have to scrape like once a month now. The GHA problem I had before I started this project was so bad I was losing corals.
    I've also noticed that the algae mat needs cleaning every 4th or 5th day now & gets completely saturated with this yellow/opaque jelly stuff? The algae "fluffs" up to like 2" thick with the stuff and thats what I rinse down the drain, then trim back the algae. Once the mat is fully covered with algae, I'm sure it'll be even more advantageous.
    I'll post before & after pics tonight.
     
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