DIY gravity flow algea scrubber??

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  1. Chris Harbaugh

    Chris Harbaugh Active Member

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    I am trying to figure out how to convert a used GFO/media reactor into a gravity fed algea scrubber.
    I have a over the lip overflow box on the back of my 125g tank and would like to get some ideas(or even better) pictures of how to convert a round, used media reactor into a gravity flow algea scrubber. I am stumped as to how I would easily have flow coming in from the top and then out while keeping the water flowing.
    I am also stumped as to how to connect it up and be able to easily harvest the algea when I get too much without completely tearing everything apart.
    Can I get some advice on how to accomplish this??
     
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    Mandelstam Well-Known Member

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    Lighting it efficiently is another question. I think I've seen cylindrical ones with a central lighting rod down the center but it all seems to be a bit too complex for a diy project in my opinion. Not sure if a cylindrical design has that many pros compared to a "normal" design.
     
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    You can wrap it with leds strip lights.


    I found them to difficult to clean easily so I stopped using mine.
     
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    I would like to understand this...why was it hard to clean? Thanks
     
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