Algae scrubber - in sump?

Discussion in 'Nuisance Algae' started by rakabos, 23 May 2012.

  1. rakabos

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    Hi guys

    Im thinking of running a scrubber in my sump, middle section. So overflow from chamber one over the scrubber into chamber 3. Anyone doing this at the moment?

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    Firstly what type of scrubber are you wanting to run? A horisontal or vertical one? I take it it will be horisontal from your description. How will you split the waterflow to go over the scrubber and the DSB?
     
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    Well i am thinking of ripping out the DSB, so yes it will be horizontal... I am at my witt's end with bryopsis up top and maybe this could help get rid of it also
     
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    I dont think it will get rid of the bryopsis to be honest. You have more guts than me for ripping out the DSB of a mature tank. I have toyed with the idea but then said why try and fix something that is seemingly not broken. The risks of livestock losses are just too great for me.
     
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    Going to follow this one guys...

    I did try to kill the algae with hydrgen peroxide - didnt work so I am guessing that it IS the dreaded bryopsis!!!

    My tank is new, not even the chaeto and caulerpa are growing...

    here is a link to what I think is my problem... macro algae index...... - Page 2

    Maidens Hair or Turtle Grass....
    @rakabos - have a look - maybe we can find your algae here...
     
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