santa monica algae turf scrubber surf 4 ?

Discussion in 'Algae' started by chum, Jan 25, 2016.

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  1. chum

    chum Coral Banded Shrimp

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    getting ready to make the jump from my aquaripure nitrate filter to one of these units. my aquaripure keeps clogging no matter what i do to prevent it. my nitrates are now running at 40ppm in my fish only. i have to feed my moorish idol 4 times a day so i need something that can handle the load. seems like these are good units but i would like to hear from any one who has one.
     
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  3. scajeo

    scajeo Sea Dragon

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    Todd Sails has been running a DIY turf scrubber for awhile now, hopefully he'll pop in and give you a few ideas. I've been toying with the idea of getting rid of my fuge and doing an ATS but wonder about a safe haven for my pods to grow. My only issue with this set up would be the shade it would create otherwise I think it's a great idea. I love the fact that it'll feed your tangs as well, sorta like it's own auto fish feeder. :) Best of luck.
     
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  4. chum

    chum Coral Banded Shrimp

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    my tank is 6' long so shade is not a issue and pods are of no concern for my type of system. thanks for your input.
     
  5. Vinnyboombatz

    Vinnyboombatz Giant Squid

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    Santa Monica turf scrubbers are excellent provided they are sized correctly.You can pm them for assistance with that.
     
  6. chum

    chum Coral Banded Shrimp

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    thx vinny, its a lot of money to spend on something you are not sold on yet. my aquaripures have worked well for a number of years but seem to be giving my issues now. i was going to email them but the web site is no longer there. i am afraid to have another bad experience.