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  1. Thread: HOG1

    by SantaMonica
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    Little space is needed for a HOG1 like this. This...

    Little space is needed for a HOG1 like this. This looks like a saltwater sump, so a HOG1 is too small for filtering, but it can grow food to feed. Only 1.5 inches (3 cm) of distance off the glass is...
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    Even less space is needed for a HOG1 like this....

    Even less space is needed for a HOG1 like this. This looks like a saltwater sump, so a HOG1 is too small for filtering, but it can grow food to feed. Only 1.5 inches (3 cm) of distance off the glass...
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    HOG scrubbers in a dark room

    When using a HOG scrubber® in a dark room, the strong red light (660nm deep ruby red) will be visible along the sump or display wall, and this can be made part of the room design, or the ambience,...
  4. Thread: HOG3xx

    by SantaMonica
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    This is about as good of an example of dark green...

    This is about as good of an example of dark green slime that you can get. This HOG3 or 3x or 3xx is pull out of a saltwater sump, with probably very high nutrients, which is what causes dark green...
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    Dark green slime

    This is about as good of an example of dark green slime that you can get. This HOG3 or 3x or 3xx is pull out of a saltwater sump, with probably very high nutrients, which is what causes dark green...
  6. Thread: HOG3x

    by SantaMonica
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    This HOG3 or 3x or 3xx from saltwater looks like...

    This HOG3 or 3x or 3xx from saltwater looks like the waterline was about halfway up, or maybe the unit was tilted in order to fit in the space available.

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    This HOG3 or 3x or 3xx from saltwater looks like...

    This HOG3 or 3x or 3xx from saltwater looks like the waterline was about halfway up, or maybe the unit was tilted in order to fit in the space available.

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  8. Thread: HOG3

    by SantaMonica
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    This HOG3 or 3x or 3xx from saltwater shows very...

    This HOG3 or 3x or 3xx from saltwater shows very dark slime growth in the middle, and cyano on the lower outer parts. This is probably a HOG3, which has most of the light in the middle, and less...
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    Sticky: This HOG3 or 3x or 3xx from saltwater shows very...

    This HOG3 or 3x or 3xx from saltwater shows very dark slime growth in the middle, and cyano on the lower outer parts. This is probably a HOG3, which has most of the light in the middle, and less...
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    Sticky: July 20, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica...

    July 20, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4 (2 week build time)
    4 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights (1 week build time)
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light...
  11. Thread: HOG1x

    by SantaMonica
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    This HOG1x is on the glass of a small freshwater...

    This HOG1x is on the glass of a small freshwater tank, and sometimes the fish will learn to pull and eat the growth out of the circulation holes; if they don't, you can just open the Hog and let the...
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    Sticky: July 12, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica...

    July 12, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4 (2 week build time)
    4 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights (1 week build time)
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light...
  13. Thread: HOG1

    by SantaMonica
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    This HOG1 or 1x is pulled out of a large...

    This HOG1 or 1x is pulled out of a large saltwater sump. This size HOG is too small to do enough filtering by itself here, but it can help, and the growth can do all the herbivour feeding by just...
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    Sticky: This HOG1 or 1x is pulled out of a large...

    This HOG1 or 1x is pulled out of a large saltwater sump. This size HOG is too small to do enough filtering by itself here, but it can help, and the growth can do all the herbivour feeding by just...
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    Sticky: July 2, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica...

    July 2, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4 (2 week build time)
    6 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights (2 week build time)
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light...
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    Sticky: June 22, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica...

    June 22, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4 (2 week build time)
    7 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights (2 week build time)
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light...
  17. Thread: HOG2

    by SantaMonica
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    This HOG2x scrubber® light is upside down, but still operates correctly and the magnets still attach properly. The other part of the HOG in the water (the "wet" side) needs to be upright however, so...
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    Upside down HOG light does not matter

    This HOG2x scrubber® light is upside down, but still operates correctly and the magnets still attach properly. The other part of the HOG in the water (the "wet" side) needs to be upright however, so...
  19. Thread: SURF4

    by SantaMonica
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    Looking inside a SURF4 to check the bubbling and...

    Looking inside a SURF4 to check the bubbling and growth

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    Sticky: Looking inside a SURF4 to check the bubbling and...

    Looking inside a SURF4 to check the bubbling and growth

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  21. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    The RAIN (tm) patented tray (10,655,095) and...

    The RAIN (tm) patented tray (10,655,095) and patent pending dome (16848779) allow for easy viewing and cleaning of the bottom tray without turning off water or lights.

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    The RAIN (tm) patented tray (10,655,095) and...

    The RAIN (tm) patented tray (10,655,095) and patent pending dome (16848779) allow for easy viewing and cleaning of the bottom tray without turning off water or lights.

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    Sticky: May 31, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica...

    May 31, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4 (2 week build time)
    9 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights (2 week build time)
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light...
  24. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    RAIN2 one-handed access to screen and bottom tray...

    RAIN2 one-handed access to screen and bottom tray video

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    https://youtu.be/LbryHi1eUuE
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    RAIN2 one-handed access to screen and bottom tray...

    RAIN2 one-handed access to screen and bottom tray video

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    https://youtu.be/LbryHi1eUuE
  26. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    8449 Customer comments of our RAIN2 waterfall...

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    Customer comments of our RAIN2 waterfall algae scrubber


    "I purchased the RAIN2 and I really like it" -- struttmaster on ebay

    "I have the SM Rain2. It is the single best aquarium...
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    A nice growth ring on this RAIN2 screen:...

    A nice growth ring on this RAIN2 screen:
    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?3713-Growth-Rings

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  29. Thread: HOG1x

    by SantaMonica
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    This HOG1x is on large sump, and is probably too...

    This HOG1x is on large sump, and is probably too small to do enough filtering, but could be plenty of food-growing if the inside wet part (with growth) is placed into the display once a week for an...
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    This DROP1.2 (tm) UAS® upflow scrubber is pulled up from a saltwater sump and is full of cladophora species growth. Note the growth on the upper back right; it has pulled away (in a block) from the...
  31. Thread: DROP1.2

    by SantaMonica
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    This DROP1.2 (tm) UAS® upflow scrubber is pulled up from a saltwater sump and is full of cladophora species growth. Note the growth on the upper back right; it has pulled away (in a block) from the...
  32. Thread: DROP1.2

    by SantaMonica
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    This DROP1.2 scrubber is ready for brushing out;...

    This DROP1.2 scrubber is ready for brushing out; the Green Grabber® white rocky surfaces are better at holding on to this growth than waterfall screens are, but this particular type of growth growth...
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    This DROP1.2 scrubber is ready for brushing out;...

    This DROP1.2 scrubber is ready for brushing out; the Green Grabber® white rocky surfaces are better at holding on to this growth than waterfall screens are, but this particular type of growth growth...
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    Sticky: This DROP1.2 scrubber is ready for brushing out;...

    This DROP1.2 scrubber is ready for brushing out; the Green Grabber® white rocky surfaces are better at holding on to this growth than waterfall screens are, but this particular type of growth growth...
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    Sticky: May 15, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica...

    May 15, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4 (2 week build time)
    11 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights (1 week build time)
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light...
  36. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    This RAIN2 waterfall scrubber looks to be...

    This RAIN2 waterfall scrubber looks to be slightly below the waterline in the saltwater sump, which is fine because its GEM5 lights are submersible and can go to the bottom of the sump if needed.
    ...
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    This RAIN2 waterfall scrubber looks to be...

    This RAIN2 waterfall scrubber looks to be slightly below the waterline in the saltwater sump, which is fine because its GEM5 lights are submersible and can go to the bottom of the sump if needed.
    ...
  38. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    This RAIN2 is turned sideways, with the optional...

    This RAIN2 is turned sideways, with the optional pole mount, and is lowered down so the tray is touching the sump waterline. This gives dead silent operation and (if the water rises up enough when...
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    A RAIN2 with the cover off, and about halfway...

    A RAIN2 with the cover off, and about halfway down to the waterline

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  40. Thread: HOG1.3

    by SantaMonica
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    Sticky: April 7, 2022 (our first week after moving to...

    April 7, 2022 (our first week after moving to Salt Lake City, Utah)

    Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    1 - RAIN4
    7 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    1 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2...
  44. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    This RAIN2 really needs to be cleaned/harvested...

    This RAIN2 really needs to be cleaned/harvested sooner. The slime is great at filtering, but you don't want it letting go down the drain:
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    This RAIN2 really needs to be cleaned/harvested...

    This RAIN2 really needs to be cleaned/harvested sooner. The slime is great at filtering, but you don't want it letting go down the drain:
    ...
  46. Thread: HOG2

    by SantaMonica
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    This is not a mirror image. It's a large...

    This is not a mirror image. It's a large freshwater sump, with a HOG2 on the front and the back:

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    This is not a mirror image. It's a large...

    This is not a mirror image. It's a large freshwater sump, with a HOG2 on the front and the back:

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  48. Thread: HOG.5

    by SantaMonica
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    Here is a simple filtering/feeding setup for...

    Here is a simple filtering/feeding setup for freshwater; it's either a HOG.5 or HOG1 and the fish will learn to pull algae out of the holes to eat.

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    Here is a simple filtering/feeding setup for...

    Here is a simple filtering/feeding setup for freshwater; it's either a HOG.5 or HOG1 and the fish will learn to pull algae out of the holes to eat.

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    Sticky: March 25, 2022: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    March 25, 2022: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    3 -...
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