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  1. SLIP.7 combo chaeto, waterfall, upflow

    The new SLIP.7 for nano back compartments. It can be operated in these combinations:

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    Waterfall algae scrubber for up to 0.7 frozen cubes of food a day.
    - Fed from top...
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    Sticky: This is Jim Stime's customer's outdoor sump with...

    This is Jim Stime's customer's outdoor sump with a SURF4x (also has a HOG3 or 3x or 3xx) that has been growing a bit too many days and needs a harvest, and also a good brush cleaning of the light....
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    Nuisance algae removal sequence

    The order that nuisance algae are removed from your system, when using a scrubber, is usually like this:

    The weaker photosynthesizing algae, which are any of the brown dusty types like diatoms or...
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    Sticky: More HOG fun with this HOG1 or 1x in saltwater....

    More HOG fun with this HOG1 or 1x in saltwater. There is an unknown white spot in the middle; probably is a growth ring with brand new Green Grabber beach rocky surface below it. This scrubber will...
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    Sticky: September 12, 2020: Stock update from Santa...

    September 12, 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

    2 -...
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    Customer's HOG1 or 1x Scrubber® in saltwater. It's rare to get a full harvest this quick, but here it is. Usually all the Green Grabber® white beach rock surfaces get coated with slime for several...
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    Sticky: Customer's HOG1 which is a small scrubber, being...

    Customer's HOG1 which is a small scrubber, being used on a sump of a large tank, mostly for pods:

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    Sticky: Many people with larger tanks want a single,...

    Many people with larger tanks want a single, larger size algae scrubber. Probably because it seems simpler. And it certainly is cheaper. But when the focus is more filtering (not more pods), it's...
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    Epoxy sealed magnets

    Epoxy sealed magnets now come on our HOG1.3 and HOG2 and HOG2x and HOG3 models:


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    They can also be purchased separately to DIY your own scrubber:...
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    Sticky: August 29, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    August 29, 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

    2 -...
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    Customer's small size HOG.5 scrubber® in saltwater. Most of the growth appears to be Cladophora, with some Ulva Fasciata. Since the HOG.5 only has one LED in the middle, you can see this is where the...
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    Sticky: Customer's DROP.6 single-LED upflow in saltwater,...

    Customer's DROP.6 single-LED upflow in saltwater, with big dark growth ring. The open space in the ring allows water to get to it, to prevent die-off of the thick dark growth. This allows growth to...
  13. How to keep a waterfall screen alive during a power outage

    For those running waterfall algae scrubbers, if you have submersible lights then you can put the screen down low so a power outage and rising sump water will keep the growth alive...

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    Customer's RAIN2 waterfall algae scrubber (patent...

    Customer's RAIN2 waterfall algae scrubber (patent 10,655,095) in saltwater shows "growth ring" which looks like a donut. Growth rings require strong lights, like our GEM5 lights, and allow thick deep...
  16. Yes it does look like water may have gotten...

    Yes it does look like water may have gotten inside. You could use a clip-on light for now, to keep the growth going, although it would not be as quiet and it would float higher. If you mounted the...
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    Algae Scrubber basics in 30 seconds

    Show your non-aquarium friends how green you are...


    https://youtu.be/V1K1s1XjpuQ

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    If you want maximum growth and the most pods, use...

    If you want maximum growth and the most pods, use saltwater. For standard growth and some pods, tap water is fine and easier; the re-growth is a bit slower but still good.
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    Sticky: August 7, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    August 7, 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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    Sticky: Further info: Advanced Aquarist article on...

    Further info:


    Advanced Aquarist article on skimmers removing food particles:...
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    Sticky: Scrubbers compared to skimmers

    Saltwater only:

    The easiest way to compare scrubbers to skimmers is to think about food. Food is "organic" and should not to be confused with human food "organic non-gmo food etc" that you eat.
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    Sticky: Customer's HOG2 or HOG3 before harvest. Can't...

    Customer's HOG2 or HOG3 before harvest. Can't tell which one, because a HOG2 does not have strings, but a HOG3 does, and strings might be in there somewhere:

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    Customer's HOG2 scrubber® with the red light removed from the glass. This unit should have been cleaned much sooner, because after the white rocky Green Grabber® surfaces are full of growth, the...
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    Sticky: This photo of a customer's SURF8 or 8x shows one...

    This photo of a customer's SURF8 or 8x shows one side of it (it has two comparments). It is floating in a saltwater sump (Surf models are best for saltwater), and the air bubbles can be seen in four...
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    Sticky: July 19, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    July 19, 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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    Sticky: This is the top side of a customer's HOG1.3...

    This is the top side of a customer's HOG1.3 scrubber (the inside wet part) in saltwater. You can tell it's a HOG1.3 because the Green Grabber® white rocky surfaces don't go up the sides; they are on...
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    This is typical when nutrients come down; it...

    This is typical when nutrients come down; it still filters and absorbs a lot. This is not brown slime from high nutrients; this is just brown growth from lower nutrients.

    You can feed more if you...
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    Sticky: This overly-stuffed DROP1.2 or 1.2x needed a good...

    This overly-stuffed DROP1.2 or 1.2x needed a good cleaning/brushing a while ago. Not only does the growth block water and bubble flow (which is why the growth is bright yellow, because it can't get...
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    Sticky: June 26, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    June 26, 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    0 -...
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    Sticky: Customer's HOG1 or HOG1x inside wet part, lifted...

    Customer's HOG1 or HOG1x inside wet part, lifted out of saltwater. This amount of growth is an average amount, after operating for a few months, for a small 10 to 20 gallon tank with a few small...
  31. SantaMonica utility patent for waterfall scrubbers 10,655,095

    http://www.algaescrubber.net/10655095smf.pdf
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    Sticky: This customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx is overly...

    This customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx is overly packed with a very light color of green hair algae. The middle (at the bottom) is more green, because it is getting more nurients (iron in this case)...
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    The spray does not look to be that much. And it...

    The spray does not look to be that much. And it of course does not hurt anything because the lights are waterproof; that's why there are no spray blockers used.

    It could be that your screen it...
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    Sticky: June 6, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    June 6, 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    0 - HOG3xx
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    Sticky: Since algae is so good at pulling out nutrients,...

    Since algae is so good at pulling out nutrients, when you clean (harvest) it, it temporarily slows its filtering until it grows back. One trick is to harvest less, so that there is always a good...
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    One trick is to google: ats turf scrubber...

    One trick is to google:

    ats turf scrubber .stl model
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    Maybe someone will have some

    Maybe someone will have some
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    Welcome from Italy. Thingiverse has some items to...

    Welcome from Italy. Thingiverse has some items to print... just search for "ats" or "scrubber".
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    Looking good. Try 10 days instead of 7. It's...

    Looking good. Try 10 days instead of 7. It's looking pretty thick and might be blocking light from reaching the roots if you go longer than that. Especially if growth is getting on the tray below,...
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    Sticky: This customer's DROP1.4x is a good example of the...

    This customer's DROP1.4x is a good example of the strength of the power-LEDs that are built into the Green Grabber® white rocky surfaces. When a light has enough illumination wattage, algae will be...
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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,...

    To be notified when a new growth photo is posted, subscribe HERE

    This customer's DROP1.2 scrubber looks to be brand new, and has the black plastic shade screen in place. This screen is included,...
  46. 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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