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    Customer's DROP1.2 scrubber® showing how the super rough Green Grabber® rocky hard surfaces hold on to slime much better than plastic screens can. This is why you don't see thick slime on waterfall...
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    Sticky: Slime is the best filter

    Sometimes people see lots of pictures of green-hair-algae packed scrubbers, and then worry when their own scrubber is only growing slime. Well, here is some good news: slime pulls out more nutrients...
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    Sticky: May 17, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    May 17, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4
    1 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 - HOG3xx
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    What you have there is weak lighting, causing...

    What you have there is weak lighting, causing dark slime which does not hold on to plastic screen well, and so it let go in the middle where it was thickest. Will need clearning every 3 to 5 days. Or...
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    Sticky: To be notified when a new growth photo is posted,...

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    This customer's DROP1.2 scrubber looks to be brand new, and has the black plastic shade screen in place. This screen is included,...
  6. Yes it looks good. Brush everything clean in your...

    Yes it looks good. Brush everything clean in your sink, and plug in another light.
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    Yes, just let it fill in.

    Yes, just let it fill in.
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    Yes, just let it fill in.

    Yes, just let it fill in.
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    Sticky: This HOG1 or 1x in saltwater shows a thick, dark...

    This HOG1 or 1x in saltwater shows a thick, dark slime. Slime pulls a lot of nutrients out of the water, but needs to be brushed out often so that the white Green Grabber rocks show again.

    It's...
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    Sticky: Here's a great example of the power of bubbles....

    Here's a great example of the power of bubbles. When the bubbles rub a rough surface, like the Green Grabber® white rocky textures on this DROP scrubber®, they create a turbulent air/water interface...
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    That's because gha has not attached yet. Get all...

    That's because gha has not attached yet. Get all the slime off every few days.
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    Sticky: This SURF2 or 2x looks like it is just starting...

    This SURF2 or 2x looks like it is just starting out in saltwater. You can see some green growth in the corners, but the middle is still a light tan slime color.

    In another week or so the...
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    If the glass is growing more when the scrubber is...

    If the glass is growing more when the scrubber is full, then you are probably waiting too long to clean the scrubber. Usually the glass will grow after you clean a scrubber, because the filtering...
  14. Looking good for 14 days and 1 light. Looks like...

    Looking good for 14 days and 1 light. Looks like you might have the bottom light running.

    Don't clean yet, but plug in another light on the top, on the other side. In another week most of the...
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    Sounds like phosphate may be coming out of the...

    Sounds like phosphate may be coming out of the rocks:

    Phosphate flow out of rocks

    Many people, when they get their scrubber running for the first time, get worried when more (not less) algae...
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    Sticky: This HOG1 or 1x on a customer's saltwater tank...

    This HOG1 or 1x on a customer's saltwater tank show a typical growth pattern after it runs for 6 months or a year. Every single grain of white Green Grabber® surface has growth attached, and you...
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    Should do the job for now.

    Should do the job for now.
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    Or just plastic wrap

    Or just plastic wrap
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    Just cut it in half vertically and tape up the...

    Just cut it in half vertically and tape up the unused slot. This will fit a single light well, and will have good flow.
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    Ammonia and nitrite is the issue before adding...

    Ammonia and nitrite is the issue before adding fish. Needs to measure zero. Nitrate does not matter.

    You can add hair algae if you want but it usually does not help, and just rots away.
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    Sticky: April 24, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    April 24, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4
    1 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    1 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
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    Our DROP.2 scrubber® is the smallest in the world, about the size of a flip phone. It fits into the back of any and every nano compartment there it. Also of course it could just drop into the...
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    You are not going to get much growth at all until...

    You are not going to get much growth at all until you get some livestock producing ammonia. Even with an established screen. But with a new tank and a new screen and no livestock, you might not see...
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    Sticky: Here is a good example of dark growth that has...

    Here is a good example of dark growth that has pulled out a lot of nutrients out of the water. It needs to be brushed out in a sink with running water, because it's too slimey to grab with your...
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    The very thin, rough, and white Green Grabber® screen material (shown here on a RAIN4) holds on to growth better than any other waterfall material. Thin is needed so the light from one side can reach...
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    The very thin, rough, and white Green Grabber® screen material (shown here on a RAIN4) holds on to growth better than any other waterfall material. Thin is needed so the light from one side can reach...
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    Sticky: This customer's HOG1 or 1x in saltwater has a...

    This customer's HOG1 or 1x in saltwater has a very thick clump of Ulva Fasciata, which can probably just be pulled out by hand instead of taking it to a sink. Or of course, just give it to the tangs...
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    Sticky: Time to harvest! This customer's HOG3 or 3x or...

    Time to harvest! This customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx (all of these have the strings shown) in saltwater is full of dark green hair algae and slime. Cleaning this requires taking it to your sink and...
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    Our super rough Green Grabber® white rocky surface holds on to slime better than anything else, include screens. When nutrients are very high, you will always get dark or black slime growth because...
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    Sticky: April 11, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    April 11, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4
    3 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    1 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
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    Sticky: Here is a customer's DROP.6 on an early...

    Here is a customer's DROP.6 on an early installation, probably just a few days. Can't tell if it's fresh or saltwater though, because the growth is very black slime which grows this way in very high...
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    The tray of the RAIN2 and RAIN4 waterfall...

    The tray of the RAIN2 and RAIN4 waterfall scrubbers not only catch falling growth from the screen, but also keep the growth growing on the tray. Then it can all be removed easily with one hand by...
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    With GEM5® underwater submersible lights, you can drop them right into your fuge or even a chaeto reactor. And since each GEM5 light is 5 real watts at the light (not "at the plug", and not...
  34. Thread: HOG2

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    See how our HOG2 scrubber® filters the water and also grows live food to feed these freshwater fish. Works the same in saltwater too. No more buying food! The HOG2 (which stands for Hang On Glass®)...
  35. Thread: HOG3

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    Customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx scrubber® in saltwater showing green hair algae attachment to the Green Grabber® strings. Sometimes growth attaches more to the Green Grabber® rocks (slime does this) and...
  36. Thread: HOG3xx

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    Customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx scrubber® in saltwater showing green hair algae attachment to the Green Grabber® strings. Sometimes growth attaches more to the Green Grabber® rocks (slime does this) and...
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    Customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx scrubber® in saltwater showing green hair algae attachment to the Green Grabber® strings. Sometimes growth attaches more to the Green Grabber® rocks (slime does this) and...
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    Sticky: March 31, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    March 31, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4
    0 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
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    Here is how a customer used our Green Grabber® 3D printed screens in his DIY version of our HOG scrubbers®...

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  40. DIY version of our HOG scrubbers using Green Grabber screen

    Here is how a customer used our Green Grabber® 3D printed screens in his DIY version of our HOG scrubbers®...

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  41. Thread: RAIN4

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    Here is a customer's RAIN4 scrubber® in a sump. Note the waterline is touching the bottom of the tray; this eliminates any distance that water has to fall down a drain, and thus makes it dead...
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    Classroom scrubber study

    High school marine biology class with 300 gallon coldwater tank and two algae turf scrubbers (a HOG3 and a RAIN4) on the right side:

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    Inside of the LED dome cover of a customer's...

    Inside of the LED dome cover of a customer's RAIN2, showing 2 of the 4 lights plugged in. One is at the top, and the other side at the bottom, so the screen won't be over-illuminated on both sides...
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    Slime! Only the Green Grabber® white rock surfaces can hold onto slime really well, like this customer's HOG1 scrubber®...

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    Sometimes people see lots of pictures of green-hair-algae packed...
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    Here is a customer's RAIN4 scrubber® in a sump. Note the waterline is touching the bottom of the tray; this eliminates any distance that water has to fall down a drain, and thus makes it dead...
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    Sticky: Another photo of two SURF2 or 2x or 2xx scrubbers...

    Another photo of two SURF2 or 2x or 2xx scrubbers from the UK customer above. Here you can see the white edges of the Green Grabber rock surfaces are much more covered in growth, which is the normal...
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    SLIP.7 first look

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    Here is an intro video of our first SLIP.7 (tm) combo ATS scrubber, test unit #1, which will be sent to contest winner #1

    https://youtu.be/50v7Y5sh5mM

    The video shows the unit with...
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    7989 And the winner of Contest #2 is:...

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    And the winner of Contest #2 is: Edmond Mahmoodi

    He was the only one to guess Chaeto! Yes the SLIP.7 is the first combo ATS:

    Chaeto Reactor
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    Sticky: March 13, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    March 13, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4
    3 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    1 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
  50. Thread: HOG1.3

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    Luke at Premium Aquatics put our HOG1.3 scrubber® in his corner overflow:

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