OhNo's Algae scrubber/HOB Emp..overflow project

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    OhNoNemo i love triggers

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX3MUFTkT0U]YouTube - Make an overflow box[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ7pTD0PqqI]YouTube - Algae scrubber[/ame]
     
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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    You'll want to move the light so that they point directly at the scree...toward the middle of the screen. I can't see how you attached the screen to the PVC...I use tie straps..you can push them right through one of the tiny holes and zip tie it to the PVC.
     
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    Moved my lights,ditched the spray bar too
     

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    Awesome stuff Nemo. How would you compare the price and efficiency of an algae scrubber vs skimmer/cheato?
     
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    Thanks,
    Not too sure yet..,but PRC has really helped me out with mine ,he knows a lot about them ,and swears by them,and they seem to be getting more popular ...i never used a skimmer and a lot of people say they actually pull out some stuff you want in the water
     
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    Oh good stuff. It seems way easier to do than going all out with a skimmer and ect.
     
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    Very easy to do and not to mention a lot cheaper ...cost me about 30 bucks and thats because i got the 10 gallon tank ...PRC did his for 20
     
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    here is my screen after 5 days
     

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    That's normal...That's actually some good growth right there. After you clean it off one of 2 times, it'll start turning green. If the growth is ALL BROWN...you can remove all of it....if you've got some green growth leave a little...That thing will be rockin' in no time.

    Look at the difference in your posts within 4 days! That's alot of growth.
     
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    sweet,thanks...i was hoping it was normal....
    Soon i'll be rockin a great overflow too
     
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    1st cleaning today ,just a tiny bit of green stuff:D
    2-19-11
     

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    Look sgood Matt, I had a lot less growth then that my first cleaning.
     
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    Lookin good.
     
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    I spent over four hours trying to construct one of these things and finally gave up, for the life of me I could not get the water flow to match, very frustrating not to mention the mess it created (I created). Some folks just have a better hand at DIY. Hooked up my skimmer and life is good again. Good luck with yours.
     
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    Thanks so far its been great....and i actually have a new overflow box to work with(thanks PRC),,,but you are right....getting the return flow just right can be a little testy....
    Where in south central PA ...i'm pretty much smack in the middle of the state
     
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    I'm in Hanover, near Gettysburg, Pa
     
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    ahh,your pretty far away from me ...actually looking at the map now ,i'm a little west of center
     
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    Got it hooked up and running ,with some trial and error its flowing nice and my return is open full.....very happy with it:D
     
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    I tried again, this time I just drilled a hole in the bottom of the tub for the return and it is now working, just finish letting it run 12 hours with no problem.
     
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    Hey Nemo, did you have any problems with the HOB overflow designed like that? I just finished putting together a scrubber thats housed in a small acrylic box I cut out to fit on top of my Emperor filter.... it's crap because my lights keep flooding into my main tank (This being a 20 gallon nano).

    I've been trying to find more info about using a HOB as an overflow for a while...and this looks like it works!
     
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