Lowest cost and easiest way to eliminate green hair, bubble, turf and slime algae

Discussion in 'Algae' started by SantaMonica, May 6, 2012.

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  1. SantaMonicaHelp

    SantaMonicaHelp Astrea Snail

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    Some more UAS upflow algae scrubber (tm) examples...

    "Joey2525" on the CMF site...
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    "Alexleblanc" on the scrubber site...
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    "Disney" on the PH841 site...
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    "Cdm2012" on the scrubber site...
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    "Bicyclebill" on the PNWMAS site
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    "Mbonus" on the scrubber site...
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    "UasIslakkie" on the UR site...
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    "Alman" on the AH site...
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    "JosephAcquario" on another site...
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    "Ericsson" on the scrubber site...
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    "FotisGt" on the AZ site...
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    "Colin" on the PNWMAS site...
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    "Accrod" on the PH841 site...
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    "Atari" on the MC site...
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    "Kaykay" on the SG site...
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    "Jameshopper" on the UR site...
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  3. SantaMonica

    SantaMonica Fire Shrimp

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    Air Pump Recommendations for UAS® upflow algae scrubbers®. Having bought and tried all of these, here are the best ones:


    Flow (highest to lowest):

    Coralife Super Luft... TONS of flow for multiple outlets or multiple scrubbers
    Tetra Whisper 300... High flow if both outlets are combined into one
    JW Aquatic Fusion 700... High flow if both outlets are combined into one
    Tetra Whisper 150... Good flow for one outlet
    Coralife Luft (regular)... Good flow for one outlet


    Noise (most to least):

    Coralife Super Luft... (Loud; vibrates)
    Coralife Luft (regular)... (Vibrates)
    JW Aquatic Fusion 700... Slight vibration
    Tetra Whisper 300... Silent
    Tetra Whisper 150... Silent


    Size: (big to small):

    Tetra Whisper 300... Large
    JW Aquatic Fusion 700... Medium
    Coralife Super Luft... Medium
    Tetra Whisper 150... Medium
    Coralife Luft (regular)... Small


    Cost (most to least):

    Coralife Super Luft
    Coralife Luft (regular)
    Tetra Whisper 300
    Tetra Whisper 150
    JW Aquatic Fusion 700

    Overall winner for a single UAS scrubber used at home: JW Aquatic Fusion 700 (also is the only one with adjustable flow)
    Overall winner for multiple UAS scrubbers if noise if ok: Coralife Super Luft
     
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    SantaMonicaHelp Astrea Snail

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    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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    SantaMonicaHelp Astrea Snail

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    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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    Interesting!
     
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    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    SantaMonica you continue to impress me with your 'outside the box' engineering.
    Would you mind starting a new thread with this pic and some of your impressions about it? I would like to highlight it on the homepage. Thanks in advance!

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