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  1. Marine Depot
    Complete Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers - Part 1 The history of turf scrubbers from the 1970s to today!
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, so i have a second tank i wanted to use for naughty fish and wanted to test things out. I have a few fish and some LPS corals in there. On January 21st i tested the water and my nitrates were 40ppm and my phos was 1.36. thats right.... 1.36. I have a ats i built but it never...
  3. Marine Depot
    New @ MD: Clear Water Scrubbers! The natural and effective filtration method used by oceans, lakes, & rivers!
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all. Anyone running an ATF? I now have one up and running and my question is, at what point did you take your chaeto out of the refugium? I now have mine 2 weeks and getting brown growth on it. I know I am not supposed to run both so wondering when is a good time to take the chaeto out? I...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello TRT, Today, I was searching on google for refugiums putting skimmers out of commission. This interesting thread I stumbled on was talking about turf algae. Apparently it is the slime stuff that grows on rocks mainly which can be found at the shore growing on the piers pillars, etc...
  6. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    In the research phase and wanted to see if anyone is using one and if you care to share thee design, lessons learned, etc. makes a lot of sense, but I have a big tank and not a lot of space, so interested in similar setups. Thanks!
  7. General Reef Discussion
    okay folks! so i'm considering building an algae scrubber/turf scrubber/whatever you wanna call it ;) i've been looking at some DIY threads and i'm pretty sure i could get one going in my sump with very little cost to me. i've already got a pump, tubing, small acrylic box etc... i've just heard...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Is anyone running, or run before, an algea turf scrubber to filter there tank with no skimmer? Im looking in to it as an addition or replacement for my current setup.:read:
  9. Algae Turf Scrubber

    Algae Turf Scrubber

    My first algae turf scrubber
  10. Algae Turf Scrubber

    Algae Turf Scrubber

    My first algae turf scrubber
  11. General Reef Discussion
    My first attempt at a turf scrubber. Plan on mounting it above my tank (55gal) since I don't have a sump. Took me a day to build at a cost of about $40.00 . Gave it the water test in the sink and it seems to work fine.
  12. Tank Specs
    I have a 28 gal rectangle tank, 65watt "coralife" light, aquaclear power filter, and a heater. My current inhabitants are: (2) clownfish, (5) live rock, (1) cleaner shrimp, (2) camel shrimp, (3) turbo snails, (1) starfish (unkown type, but is small and red and (3) coral (no idea what kind). My...
  13. Palmetto Marine Aquarium Club
    I have a slight problem with hair algae in my 2 overflows. The teeth get clogged up and I have to scrub it out with a toothbrush every other day or so, and inside the overflow gets overrun with the stuff. I realize it's acting like a mini algae turf scrubber, but if I head out of town for...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Well, I am new to this site and thought I would introduce myself and start my tank chronicle too. Some of you know me already, but for those that don't, my name is Greg...and I'm a reefaholic. I've been keeping saltwater fish since my wife, Gail, and I got married 25 years ago. We decided to...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    is some one out there useing a deniterator if so what kind?
  16. ats

    General Reef Discussion
    I have had a algae turf scrubber set up with my existing filtration on my 180 reef for 16 months now. I am looking for some feedback from some other reefers, whish also have some experinces with a ats.
  17. General classifieds
    Use as an enhancement to your existing filtration system or as primary filter. These filters are also great to use on fish only tanks to deal with sloppy eaters and fish waste. Also to supply food for those fish that are finicky eaters (mandarin fish, leopard wrasse, butterfly fish, filter...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Just got my fuge going and it has 28 watts 10k cheto and xenia. What should the light timing 24 or 12hrs at night? Is the Xenia good to have in there, or should I re-introduce it to my display and let the cheto fill in the whole fuge?
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Compareing a skimmer to a algae turf scrubber, set up to a exsiting filtration system. ats removes: nutrients, ammonia, nitrate, phosphate, heavy metals. ats maintenance: screen scraping once a week. ats: doe's not remove vitamins,trace elements, minerals near as much as a skimmer. ats...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    :idea:What skimmer is the absolutely the best skimmer that ever met the face of this EARTH!? -Deuter:read:
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