Setup, Install, and Maintenance
Setting up your Clear Water Scrubber:
How do I Clean My Scrubber?
Generally, and except for specific continuous-filtering or continuous-cultivating versions, algae scrubbers require the algae to be removed (“harvested”) periodically from the scrubber. This removal of algae has the effect of removing undesired nutrients from the water because the algae used the nutrients in order to grow. The algae is generally removed either:
- Every 7 to 21 days, or
- When it is black, or
- When it fills up the scrubber, or
- When it starts letting go, or
- When nutrients start to rise in the water.
For waterfall versions, the screen is removed from the pipe and cleaned in a sink with running water. The pipe is removed also, and the slot is cleaned with a toothbrush, to remove any algae that have grown up into it. After the algae are removed, the screen and pipe are put back in the scrubber.
Sizing (Tank capacity)