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Rev 5 Changes and Upgrades

My goal has always been to consider every aspect of the Algae Scrubber concept and come up with a comprehensive solution that is easy to install and maintain.  I feel like I hit the mark pretty well with Rev 4.  The issue was that I created a bit of a monster when it came to […]

Light Blockers

I sell Light & Spray blockers that snap over 3/4″ PVC pipe. I had these specifically designed and manufactured for the older versions of my Turbo Algae Scrubbers.  These are black extruded ABS and work fantastic! They hang down on either side of the top edge of the screen and very effectively block light from […]

Turbo Algae Scrubber Dimensions

Here are the overall dimensions (L x W x H) of the Rev 4 L-Series Algae Scrubbers from Turbo’s Aquatics: L2: 11″ x 6″ x 7″L4: 17″ x 6″ x 7″L8: 17″ x 6″ x 11″L16: 17″ x 6″ x 19″ ** ** Note: The L16 height was incorrectly listed as 15″ (my apologies)

Contacting Turbo’s Aquatics

The best way to contact us is by opening up a Support Ticket – simply follow the instructions on the Ordering page Opening a support ticket will automatically generate a confirmation email that will be sent from my support e-mail address.  You should receive this within a few minutes.  If you don’t get the message […]

Returning LED fixtures

If I request that you send a fixture back to me for service work, here is my recommended packing procedure. For this example, I am using an L4 fixture.  The process is similar for the L2 and L8 fixtures. The intent is mainly to protect the potentiometer holders on the ends of each fixture, but […]

Support / Mounting Brackets

Extruded PVC Brackets are now in production!  The following pics are of the “sample” run parts that I received and tested.  They are white PVC, but the final product will actually be black PVC. These will be available soon: For up to 24″ length Rails, $30 for a set of 2, shipped (with or without scrubber purchase)For between 24″ […]

Parts list for Rev 4 Algae Scrubbers

All Rev 4 Turbo Algae Scrubbers come standard with the following components: Main Unit, black ABS: Base with J-channels bonded in place (these guide the LED fixtures) End cover plates Lid False Bottom Growth Chamber: Clear Polycarbonate with 4 o-rings for a watertight seal into the base during operation A tube of reef-safe silicone grease […]

Detailed measurements of L4, L8 and L16 Base

I frequently get requests for dimensions – usually, what you really need to know is exactly how to mount one of my scrubbers. Below you will find a series of pictures of the Base that is used for the L4, L8, and L16.  The same Base is used for each size (the L2 is shorter […]