I was trying to find a way to get rid of the bryopsis invasion in my tank - I've tried GFO, large water changes, carbon dosing (vodka and "bio pellets"), various animal life - didn't matter what I threw at it - it kept growing. So after reading a few forum threads on turf scrubbers, I decided to go this route. After all, I figured I could build one for under $20, why not try it?
- So after following several threads online, I decided to jump in.
Reef Central Turf Scrubber Basics
and a few others...
Anyway, I had everything I needed except the sewing "mat", which I got from Joanns for $0.52. Cost me that much in gas to get it. So, I took some leftover PVC I had laying around and came up with the simple design below, just to see if I can get anything going.
I took out my skimmer and turned off the GFO reactor as well. I want to see if this works as advertised. I mean, with a jillion baby pods growing every week, the coral and the fish should be happy, right?
Here's some pictures of the assembly. I took a piece of 3/4" pvc and cut a 10" long slot using my rotozip. Most people use their dremel, but I don't have one. I then scrounged around and found enough parts from sprinkler and fish tank leftovers to build the "frame" you see below.