Setup and installation

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    fishybizzness Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Happy Saturday Bud,
    I finally got some time to set up my ats. From the photos attached, do you think that the drain pipe is at the right level? Thanks 20190309_151135.jpeg 20190309_151144.jpeg 20190309_151718.jpeg
     
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    Yup that is perfect! You can put the filter bag over the coupling and tighten down so it “hangs” on the thumbscrews, that will trap the bubbles
     
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    Sweet! And the journey begins!
     
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    fishybizzness Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Will the bubbles subside after awhile?
     
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    One more thing, I bought the scrubber for my new 120 but due to house renovations I won't be able to set it up for a few months. I set the scrubber up on my 55 dt with 30 gallon sump. I am having some algae in the dt and am hoping that it can help. Is my 55 too small for the scrubber or should I just run the lights on a low setting?
     
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    They should, once you get growth on the screen. They are mainly entrained by turbulence caused by running water across a bare screen. I don't use them on any of my active scrubbers. It's the microbubbles that are typically formed by water across a bare screen, you might still get some larger bubbles but those will quickly rise to the surface.

    Just start it up as normal (lights on 50% for 9-12 hours/day) and leave it there, you might be able to bump up the intensity a few steps along the way, as well as adding a few hours/day (depending on the growth you get) but by the time your main tank is set up, it should be pretty well cured up.

    I wouldn't say the L2 on a 55 is oversized, but you might not be able to run the lights full blast 24/7
     
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    Thanks Bud!
     
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