DIY algae scrubber!

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Ok so the dimensions are 50cm Wide X 43cm High
I don’t have the right lights yet as I don’t no what to use
I can’t find the ones Santa Monica suggested! Seems like the guys are using energy savers am I right?
He also said 140 liters for every 2cm of width so I should be running a 3500lph
Pump on the scrubber but I only have a 2500lph pump so that will have to do for now
Please advise me on lights that I can get locally!!
 
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Good start, but as you said that light will be fairly ineffective. Its nice and close, but without a reflector, you are losing a lot of light.

If you had a bank of them up the hight of the screen with reflectors I believe it would work a charm.

I have a four tube fitting on either side of a screen, you could do the same except put the two above each other on the one side you have.

I think it should be great, make sure you have a fair flow over it. A 3000liter pump should work.
 
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four tube fitting.but what light? so four tubes on both sides?
I could get two small 100w sodium vapor spotlight's but I think they would just waste power?
 
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what light are you currently using? - it look very white...
I'm looking for proper lights as well - my new screen will be 60cm width and 17cm high.
So I'm tagging along to get more info...
 
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just a normal daylight tube.
also need to know what (local available) light's I can use!
 

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need extra light at the top, i got energy savers from spar, they are perfect

hows them in empty peanut butter jars to make splash proof...
 

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