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Reply #1

hi mate , i built my own a while back and it worked no too bad. If you get them running properly they are pretty amazing adjuncts to a good water change schedule and good husbandry. I gave up on mine as i had too little space in my sump to make it viable for my system, good luck and post some pics of your progress
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If that doesn't work, you could always grow cheato :)

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It does take a while to get the actual turf algae growing well. Lots of flow and good even lighting are crucial. looking forward to seeing how you do !

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I have lots of Bio-Media + Cheatos in the Sump. Will post some photos later :)

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Reply #5

This is the best algae scrubber forum out there.
https://www.algaescrubbing.com/forums/
The guy running it (Turbo) is trying to sell his products, so bear that in mind, but he's also very open to be challenged, and to people posting about different methods to grow turf algae.  There's a guy on there called @Garf who has been leading the way for a while now in experimenting with different methods, and recording the results in a pretty scientific way.  Have a look in the DIY section of the forum to see various designs and ideas.

I tried it a while back, but my waterfall fell over and spashed my lights, shorting them out.  I couldn't be bothered to start over.  Maybe one day.
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