This revolving algae scrubber is a new prototype and if it works well I will design a larger, better looking one.
The theory is that the cotton material on the belt will pick up surface scum and run it very slowly past bright LEDs to hopefully grow algae. The belt snaps of to clean.
I will let you know if it is awesome if it grows algae.
Proof is in the pudding! In theory I would think it should assuming it turns at a decent rate.
It takes about 2 1/2- 3 minutes for a complete revolution.
Interested to follow this progress. Good Luck!
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That is neat. What are you using as a motor? I've been thinking of something similar, using a BBQ rotisserie. I was just going to put blades on it, like a windmill, but your idea would be much less intrusive in the tank.
I think it was a timer motor from a refrigerator ice cube maker.
did it work?
It revolved but it only grew a little bit of algae. All the extra algae grows in the algae trough or scrubber so I guess there aren't enough nutrients left to grow it on the revolving scrubber.
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