Algae scrubber

Discussion in 'General Marine Aquarium Keeping' started by AssassinJimmie, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. AssassinJimmie

    AssassinJimmie Chris B

    I am intrigued by this concept so I decided to try a simple small scale DIY so run on my 20L.
    Marina HOT breeder box $12 and the plastic screen $.69. Its powered with air and is really well lit by the lights already on the tank so it costs me nothing extra to run. The top layer it 18 sq inches which is small for that size tank. I was picturing the larger version of the box which would have been the perfect size. Im not sure if it will provide sufficient flow for it to function as intended but we shall see. IMG_1692.JPG
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  2. Marine590622

    Marine590622 Advisory Board Staff Member

    Why, grow your own algae to clean the water? Grow your algae to feed to the fish?
  3. tjudy

    tjudy Advisory Board Staff Member

    The idea is to use algae to remove the nitrate and other organics from the marine water so that it can be reused over and over again. The nutrients are 'exported' when you dispose of the algae in the scrubber.
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  4. Marine590622

    Marine590622 Advisory Board Staff Member

    So in effect a HOB refugium... Got it.

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