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    Anyone using ATS ?



    Posts : 94
    Join date : 2012-01-31
    Location : Oxnard, ca

    Anyone using ATS ?

    Post by Drews89 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:48 am

    Just like the tittle says ... And is good to run and ats? Pros and con?

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    Join date : 2011-11-09
    Location : Camarillo, CA

    Re: Anyone using ATS ?

    Post by nikecivic on Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:00 am


    MASVC Treasurer (2013)

    180 gallon tank going to have water soon!

    OfficeTank: 16 gallon glass cube with upgrade Maxijet 900 pump and DIY LED lights.


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    Re: Anyone using ATS ?

    Post by Ace25 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:57 pm

    Yup, one tank is Algae Turf Scrubber only, the other has a skimmer + reactors with the ATS. Pro's = best method I have found for controlling Nitrates.. con's = does very little to control Phosphates, which over times really messes up the redfield ratio within a tank. First thing to know when it comes to ATS's, do NOT listen to Santa Monica, he makes outrageous claims of the miracles the ATS can accomplish, 99% are lies and he has been banned repeatedly on RC for trying to force his lies down peoples throats that know much more than he does. I do think they are a beneficial filtration method, but they won't replace other methods, and they certainly won't keep most tanks happy and healthy by themselves (unless you have a soft coral only tank). I think of an ATS as a 'compact refugium on steroids' in regards to algae. A 10"x10" screen can be equivalent to a basketball size ball of chaeto.

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