Upflow Algae Scrubber Question

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  1. RutgersReef

    RutgersReef Bristle Worm

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    Hello, I have been reading up on algae scrubbers for nutrient reduction and algae control, and have a question that I can'y quite find a solution to. I have a 20 long display, using a 50 gallon stock tank as a sump. I'd really like to run the scrubber in the sump since I have a lot of space there, but most designs seem to be contingent upon being able to light the screen from the side through the glass/acrylic. This is obviously not an option in a stock tank. Therefor, my question is how can I go about designing the upflow scrubber in such a way that allows it to be lit from the top? Thanks in advance!
     
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  5. RutgersReef

    RutgersReef Bristle Worm

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    yes I'll be constructing it myself. Thanks for link vinny I'll give it a read
     
  6. RutgersReef

    RutgersReef Bristle Worm

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    That's an awesome idea I'll have to do that! unfortunately I already ordered the plastic screen for the standard design I'll have to make some tweaks
     
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    Good luck. Keep us updated.;)
     
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  9. RutgersReef

    RutgersReef Bristle Worm

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    everything should be here by friday, I'll give an update this weekend
     
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