scrubber screen

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  1. cswhitehead

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    howzit,
    i want to make myself a ats but what do you guys use for the scrubber screen?
     
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    i used shade cloth netting i works like a charm and easy to get
     
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    this is the one i built
     
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    cool thanks.
     
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    When I had a scrubber, I also used shade cloth.
    Important part of a successful scrubber, you have to be able to remove the screen easily. Else it becomes a schlep.
     
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    i had my shade cloth stitched at the top so that the 40mm pipe that has the hole in it could slide into the shade cloth now i simply slide it off and give it a clean every 3 days
     
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    Is this not to often? I read 7 days is opitmal cleaning period
     
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    depending on what colour algae has dominated your ATS
     
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    Ok sorry for sounding uneducated in this regard..but what exactly is a scrubber screen and what purpose does it serve in the sump..also is it a necessity..?
     
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    Google algae scrubbers and you will find all the answers you need.
     
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    I personally saw this scrubber, and if it was left for 7 days given the amount of growth in 3 days, it would be everywhere.... kudos to you @robertkukla great diy job there..:thumbup:
     
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    maxi i think from what i understand and like robert has said
    the fequency of cleaning is more based on the colour of algae that is growing.
    Here is what Santa Monica has said.
     
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