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    Also if you can back the lights up, they will...

    Also if you can back the lights up, they will spread out more.
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    Yea most growth is going to be in front of the...

    Yea most growth is going to be in front of the light, so for that wide screen you will need at least 2 more lights (total of 4) and maybe 4 more (total of 6).
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    Still time to enter...

    Still time to enter...
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    Corals feed 24 hours, especially at night. So in...

    Corals feed 24 hours, especially at night. So in effect you removing all their food. All skimmate is coral food.

    Green growth on the glass does mean low nutrients near the glass. But brown sps...
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    Welcome. Brown sps is usually high nutrients...

    Welcome.

    Brown sps is usually high nutrients in the water. You have no export except the little water change, so this is expected. And you are remove the coral food with the skimmer and water...
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    Contest Time! Win a new HOG3

    Contest Time!
    Win a new HOG3



    Can you figure out what happened to this HOG3 upflow scrubber? It was brand new when installed, but the user did something which caused this to happen (see...
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    Sticky: April 7, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    April 7, 2019: 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    0 - SURF8
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    Another problem with most of the metal 240/120...

    Another problem with most of the metal 240/120 volt lights, is that in order to save more money, they often make the 240/120 volt cord very short, usually just a few inches:


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    This means...
  9. Thread: SURF4

    by SantaMonica
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    Here is a photo of the growth of the SURF4 posted...

    Here is a photo of the growth of the SURF4 posted above:

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    Sticky: This SURF4 was floated in the display of a reef...

    This SURF4 was floated in the display of a reef (so no sump was needed). Most people do put SURF models in the sump, but the display is still an option, which it is not with a waterfall.

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  11. Very nice to hear. Will be looking for the nps...

    Very nice to hear. Will be looking for the nps and scrubber update :)
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    Series #2 https://youtu.be/D9JKRfTD6Ys

    Series #2

    https://youtu.be/D9JKRfTD6Ys
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    Sticky: March 24, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    March 24, 2019: 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

    0 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 - SURF8
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    Sticky: This saltwater customer's SURF2 or 2x is growing...

    This saltwater customer's SURF2 or 2x is growing and filtering well, but notice the yellow in the middle. This is where there are fewer air bubbles because this SURF model has two bubble entrances;...
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    Grow baby grow :)

    Grow baby grow :)
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    Sticky: March 14, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    March 14, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration

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

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 - SURF8
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    No the display is not a factor here. But do a...

    No the display is not a factor here. But do a good brushing of the screen and tray, and check back in another week.
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    Wait until you have harvested 5 full screens,...

    Wait until you have harvested 5 full screens, then turn off skimmer.
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    That's one way. Will give more food particles to...

    That's one way. Will give more food particles to the corals too. But wait until you've had several full harvests, so you know how it works.
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    I see you already got it, Yes it is shipping...

    I see you already got it, Yes it is shipping tomorrow.
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    You won't see the copepods... too small. Anyway...

    You won't see the copepods... too small. Anyway you can reduce your other filtering now so the screen can get thicker.
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    This is better, yes. But for manufacturers, you...

    This is better, yes. But for manufacturers, you can never depend on what the customer will do. They may set the 12v supply next to their sump and easily spill water on it, thus shorting the line to...
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    Looks great. Probably should clean more often...

    Looks great. Probably should clean more often though. And if you want you can brush the growth out of the holes.

    Are you using all 4 lights? And did you use the mineral supplement?

    And what...
  24. Thread: SURF8

    by SantaMonica
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    SURF8 quick harvest on saltwater reef pond: ...

    SURF8 quick harvest on saltwater reef pond:


    https://youtu.be/L8zwmLwtKew

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    Sticky: SURF8 quick harvest on saltwater reef pond: ...

    SURF8 quick harvest on saltwater reef pond:

    https://youtu.be/L8zwmLwtKew

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    Sticky: February 25, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    February 25, 2019: 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

    2 -...
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    Coming Soon: HOG2x for freshwater

    Coming soon to freshwater: HOG2x scrubber® with Xtra light for nitrate over 50 ppm. And Green Grabber® rocky surfaces to hold on to freshwater slime growth.

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    Ok you are finally at the your first filled-in...

    Ok you are finally at the your first filled-in stage. The round spots are pods eating. And the spray is typical of a waterfall that has full growth.

    Pods are always eating, but when the growth is...
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    That tank had a peristaltic "enteral" medical...

    That tank had a peristaltic "enteral" medical pump that fed a few milliliters of blended food each hour. The hard part is keeping the food cold so it does not spoil. I used a wine cooler, but a...
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    Welcome from Germany, The new one will have...

    Welcome from Germany,

    The new one will have seagrass?

    Also, the HOG3 is attached on the front of the sump?
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    Pics please

    Pics please
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    Sticky: Selection chart

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    http://algaescrubber.net/WhichOne.jpg
  33. Thread: HOG.5

    by SantaMonica
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    Another one for freshwater: This HOG.5 in a guppy...

    Another one for freshwater: This HOG.5 in a guppy tank makes food that is fed back to the guppies. Filtering and feeding all in one...

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    Sticky: Another one for freshwater: This HOG.5 in a guppy...

    Another one for freshwater: This HOG.5 in a guppy tank makes food that is fed back to the guppies. Filtering and feeding all in one...

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    Whichever you need to do, so you see the white...

    Whichever you need to do, so you see the white screen again.
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    Looks good. Brush clean and let grow another week.

    Looks good. Brush clean and let grow another week.
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    Welcome, 1. There is hardly ever a need to...

    Welcome,

    1. There is hardly ever a need to dose nutrients. Just feed more. Natural nutrient levels in reefs is below what your tests can measure. But they have enormous particulate and dissolved...
  38. Thread: HOG1

    by SantaMonica
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    This is a customer's HOG1 or 1x in saltwater......

    This is a customer's HOG1 or 1x in saltwater... you can't tell which one because the Green Grabber rocks are the same on both; only the lights are different (X mean Xtra led's) and you can't see how...
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    Sticky: A lot more people are starting to use algae...

    A lot more people are starting to use algae scrubbers for freshwater. But back to saltwater. This is a customer's HOG1 or 1x in saltwater... you can't tell which one because the Green Grabber rocks...
  40. Wow looks great. 2-lights correct?

    Wow looks great. 2-lights correct?
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    Use this as a guide: ...

    Use this as a guide:

    https://algaescrubber.net/WaterfallColors.jpg
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    Each tank is different. Nutrients measured in the...

    Each tank is different. Nutrients measured in the water is just one thing. Most other things you cannot measure. Some scrubbers jump into action, others stay almost pure white for months, and others...
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    Part 1
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    Because too much light will reduce growth.

    Because too much light will reduce growth.
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    Yes, more or less days of growth, to get the...

    Yes, more or less days of growth, to get the largest harvest. That will remove the most nutrients.
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    Just keep filling the screen and harvesting it....

    Just keep filling the screen and harvesting it. Change the number of days of growth to get the most growth.
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    Yes, not enough export compared to feeding.

    Yes, not enough export compared to feeding.
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    Sticky: February 2, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    February 2, 2019: 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    2 -...
  49. Thread: RAIN4

    by SantaMonica
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    Here is a customer's RAIN4 with the red cap...

    Here is a customer's RAIN4 with the red cap removed. Can you tell what caused the empty spots on the screen, from looking at the growth on the tray?

    Answer: The growth got too thick, too fast,...
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    Here is a customer's RAIN4 with the red cap...

    Here is a customer's RAIN4 with the red cap removed. Can you tell what caused the empty spots on the screen, from looking at the growth on the tray?

    Answer: The growth got too thick, too fast,...
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