For fighting nitrates, phosphates, and other pollutants from your aquarium water, the IceCap PRO Algae Turf Scrubbers are intended as a plug-and-play solution. An algae scrubber enables you to develop algae in a controlled environment where it can be readily removed, preventing uncontrolled algae growth inside your display tank and, as a result, eliminating impurities from your tank. This all-natural method of water filtration can minimize or perhaps completely do away with the requirement for water changes. The PRO Algae Scrubbers are the best since they can be installed directly in your sump and have an adjustable height. Additionally, an IceCap EVO feed pump is provided for complete plug-and-play setup and operation.
HOW IT WORKS
IceCap PRO Algae Scrubbers are made to be installed right inside your sump, allowing the water that passes through them to return to your regular filtering system.The IceCap EVO water pump that comes with the scrubber supplies water to it. As water enters the device, it drips down onto a screen that is flanked by a bright field of LED lights. Less algae grows within the display tank as more algae “scrubs” the aquarium water of surplus nutrients when it starts to develop on the screen. Once the screen has been “harvested” by the algae, a large section can be taken out in order to get rid of the impurities.
HOW TO HARVEST ALGAE
To remove the top, first loosen the side quick-release joint. Remove the pipe and algae screen, then submerge them in the sink. To remove the accumulation, use a scraper like a credit card. Take care not to remove all of the algae off the screen as doing so will inhibit development once the system is restored. To help the subsequent batch develop more quickly, leave some algae behind to serve as a seed. Expect to gather algae every 1-3 weeks in typical conditions.
WHEN TO RUN YOUR SCRUBBER
To assist balance the pH in their aquarium water, many hobbyists like to operate their algae scrubbers on a reverse daylight cycle. This may be done by connecting the LED lights to a timer or aquarium controller and configuring it for an alternate 12-hour daily photoperiod from the display tank lighting’s daylight schedule.
|Model||Dimensions:||LED Lamp Number:||Wattage:||Screen Size:||Water Depth Range:||Max. Flow:||Tank Rating:|
IceCap AGS-100 PRO (Small)
|10.8″L x 6.15″W x 17″H||2 x 7W||14 W||8.5″ x 6″||4-10″||250 gph||up to 100 gal|
IceCap AGS-200 PRO (Medium)
|12.5″L x 6.15″W x 21″H||2 x 14.5W||29 W||11.8″ x 7.4″||4-10″||500 gph||up to 225 gal|
IceCap AGS-400 PRO (Large)
|16.5″L x 6.15″W x 21″H||4 x 9W||36 W||25mm||1.5″||800 gph||up to 350 gal|