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    Santa Monica 100 For Sale

    I'm selling a Santa Monica 100
    Asking $300.00
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Hey Everyone
    Im still getting the dark brown algae on the screens.
    I clean one screen at a time. I leave them growing for a total of 14 days.
    When I clean the screens I leave all the green algae...
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Thanks Santa Monica
    I was cleaning both screens at the same time.
    I will change to one screen at a time.
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Thanks again.
    I am not giving up on this. You are right about the money savings
    I will continue to fight the battle and keep everyone posted of the progress.
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Nitrate 10ppm
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Its going to be 0.5 Phosphate
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Ok I will keep to the 7 day rule.
    Every-time I clean I do clean the scrubber box of all the algae.

    Thanks again
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Hey Thanks Floyd Turbo for the help.
    I will do like you said, clean one screen and see what happens.

    I was getting a little discussed with the results Im getting.
    I'll try anything to get it...
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159 ... C02085.jpg
    http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159 ... C02086.jpg
    http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159 ... C02088.jpg...
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    I remove all the brown algae from the screen, and leave the green which is also in the holes of the screen. I use a soft toothbrush also. I leave the green hoping that it will take over but I haven't...
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    I just don't get the green hair like I see on this site.
    It stays brown . I let it go 7 to 10 days then I clean it, leaving the green on the screen. Then in about 2 days the brown comes back. This...
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    I just replaced the bulbs.
    I feed about 2 cubes a day.
    Presently I have 4 fish and 1 eel

    I have alot of green on the screens, but it gets covered by the brown. I then clean the brown off and...
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    I have some green on the screen, but still have the brown.
    Thinking of doing a hugh water change.
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    Algae in China

    Hey Check this out. Just found this news from China
    http://news.yahoo.com/photos/algae-bloo ... Q--;_ylv=3
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    Re: Free Orange Monti Caps in the U.S.

    Hey Santa Monica

    I would be interested in some
    Thanks
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Great
    Thanks SM
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    This is the display along with the scrubber. The growth on the scrubber screen is a full week.
    There is several spots on the screen that are green/yellow mix. This is the most green that has been on...
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Ok
    Thanks
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    I completely understand the concept now.
    I thought that any brown needed to be cleaned off the screen before the green would grow.
    Should I dose lime water, and will that help the scrubber?
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Thanks to all
    It's my fault I was not letting the screen go 7 days.
    During my readings on the site, I thought I was to clean the brown off the screen as soon as it appeared. The saying the Green...
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    So after all that
    What's the answer to my question?
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Question:

    What is the Baking Soda measurement you use for the top off water?
    This is used to raise the PH right.
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Feeding 3 cubes a day, plus several small crabs for the eel.
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Nutrients still high.
    Screen grows very little green,mostly brown.
    Clean every three days.
    Did several water changes, still the same.

    Any suggestions.
  26. Re: why do i get a bit of green on my screen, goes oily black

    Im in the same boat as you are.
    I believe Its because of the high nutrients in the tank.
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Ok
    Thanks SM
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Should I remove all the algae from the screen, like starting a new screen
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Ok great.
    So the flow, what about feeding should I keep feeding the same
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    This is the screen after 5 cleanings. I am not getting any GHA. The nutrients are still high
    PH 8.2
    Phosphate 0.5
    Nitrate 80
    Not running any filtration other that the Scrubber.
    Lights are on 18...
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    Re: My Santa Monica - Algae Acrylic Scrubber 100

    You can't give up. It appears that your scrubbers has finally started like it was supposed to.

    Come on Keep Trying You will get it.


    REMEMBER THIS IS A HOBBY
    WE ALL DO THIS FOR FUN AND...
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Thanks
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Thanks SM
    Do I keep feeding the way I am ?
    Clean 7 or 3 days
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    This my second cleaning.
    Test results were
    Nitrates between 40-50
    Phosp 0.25-0.5
    The test were done with the API Master Reef test kit.
    The first pics were of Hair algae growing on the back...
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Thanks SM
    I'll keep you posted
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    These are the pics of the screens after 14 days. The screens are before and after


    http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159/apiratelooksatforty/DSC00398.jpg...
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Yes it can get expensive but just think spending money on a sump with filtration, sock,bio balls etc, Skimmer and so on.

    1 Algae Scrubber, to do all the work in place of the other filtration.
    If...
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    I really like this scrubber alot . It is well worth the money, as I said before the quality and workmanship is outstanding.
    These are the pics of the scrubber that has been working for 11 days. ...
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Ok Thanks
    I'll keep you posted with Pics
    Thanks SM
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Thanks
    I'll post along the way with pics.
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    This is 7 days running
    http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159 ... C00349.jpg
    http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n159 ... C00348.jpg
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Ok Thanks
    I'll remove it today
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Ok
    Yea guess Im trying to rush it.
    Patience

    Thanks
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    Oh Ok

    Third Day running no Algae yet.
    Lights 18 on 6 off
    Should I remove the filter sock??
    I am not running a skimmer
    Any suggestions?
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    Re: New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    The blue cap was a protector for shipping, I did take it off. It just to plug the hole until set up.
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    New Santa Monica 100 Set Up

    After receiving the new Algae Scrubber from Santa Monica, I was truly impressed with the quality and workmanship with his invention. This scrubber is well worth the money. I am anxiously waiting to...
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