Anyone here watch LA Fish guys? Well a few of us here do, and we are trying something we saw on the show here in the store. They called the creation an algae scrubber, and the idea is to grow algae on a screen outside of your tank, instead of inside on the glass, assisting in nutrient export, etc. Who doesn't want to scrub the glass less, right?
We built one and wanted to share the information with everyone here. It's been up for about three weeks now and as you can see in the pictures, we are growing algae on our screen and we have definitely had less algae on the surface of the acrylic tank.
On the flip side, we were concerned that the algae growth in the scrubber would take the nutrient away and prevent the macros from growing in the fuge. Strangely, this hasn't been the case, the macro is still growing in the fuge and all appears to be well.
We will keep posting pics and updating this blog to keep everyone informed on the success/failure of the scrubber. Feel free to chime in with questions, or insights if you have tried this at home!
Sorry the pics are so small, they won't upload at full size and stretching them makes them too blurry.