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  1. Thread: HOG.5

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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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  2. Thread: HOG.5

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    Michael Langerman loves guppies, and hand-made a...

    Michael Langerman loves guppies, and hand-made a nice little aquarium for them and put our HOG.5 on it to filter the water. The HOG.5 consumes ammonia and nitrate so you don't have to change the...
  3. Thread: HOG.5

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    Updated HOG.5 listing (finally after 3 years).

    Updated HOG.5 listing (finally after 3 years).
  4. Thread: HOG.5

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    "The [HOG.5] is working well" -- JT Powell ...

    "The [HOG.5] is working well" -- JT Powell

    "Boom... 7 days growth from my HOG.5" -- rdevoe11 on the R2R site, pic:

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  5. Thread: HOG.5

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    Purchase here:...

    Purchase here:
    http://www.santa-monica.cc/HOG5-Hang-On-Glass-UAS-Upflow-Algae-Scrubber--12-Cube-feeding-per-day--MAGNET-VERSION_p_21.html


    Comment from Masgatigata on the R2R site: "I added my...
  6. Thread: HOG.5

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    Nice HOG.5 video in FW:...

    Nice HOG.5 video in FW:
    http://youtu.be/y59C7mjR-e0
  7. Thread: HOG.5

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    Nice! Here another one: Comment from Jim Stime...

    Nice!

    Here another one: Comment from Jim Stime the LA Fish Guy: "The HOG.5 has produced lots of algae growth each week, and the inside of the [customer's] tank is starting to be more coralline...
  8. Thread: HOG.5

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    Just tape it. Or get the suction cups from the...

    Just tape it. Or get the suction cups from the shopping cart site. Won't over heat.
  9. Thread: HOG.5

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    Probably not; it's the growth that blocks the...

    Probably not; it's the growth that blocks the light.
  10. Thread: HOG.5

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    But the extra growth on the 2 extra surfaces is.

    But the extra growth on the 2 extra surfaces is.
  11. Thread: HOG.5

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    I think the extra acrylic might block too much of...

    I think the extra acrylic might block too much of the light when it grows.
  12. Thread: HOG.5

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    Keep the bubbles the same. Try a very firm...

    Keep the bubbles the same.

    Try a very firm toothbrush.
  13. Thread: HOG.5

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    1. Yes it works that way but yours is not growing...

    1. Yes it works that way but yours is not growing black.

    2. You can try it.

    3. All that stuff should be brushed off during cleaning, including off the black shell and between the holes. so that...
  14. Thread: HOG.5

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    Try going 3 weeks before cleaning.

    Try going 3 weeks before cleaning.
  15. Thread: HOG.5

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    Well also, even if they are on the correct unit,...

    Well also, even if they are on the correct unit, they have to be correct-side-up :)

    So, anyone else getting multiple HOG.5 units... be sure to keep matched pairs together.
  16. Thread: HOG.5

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    Yes brush it with a toothbrush, including the...

    Yes brush it with a toothbrush, including the cover.
  17. Thread: HOG.5

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    The HOG.5 is designed to be low cost, not...

    The HOG.5 is designed to be low cost, not low-noise. Low-noise would be much more costly because of the more elaborate case. Also, you can adjust the sound by moving the flexible segments of the...
  18. Thread: HOG.5

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    Should be ok. I used Kent's Iron+Manganese

    Should be ok. I used Kent's Iron+Manganese
  19. Thread: HOG.5

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    Less hours. Keep the screen against the back...

    Less hours. Keep the screen against the back cover. Get lots of flow through it. Add iron. Let grow more days.
  20. Thread: HOG.5

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    Use a toothbrush to get all off.

    Use a toothbrush to get all off.
  21. Thread: HOG.5

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    Yes clean all the dark stuff off, but it's...

    Yes clean all the dark stuff off, but it's starting to burn so 16 is enough for now. Could add iron, and more bubbles would help.
  22. Thread: HOG.5

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    Yes most people were burning the screen with 2...

    Yes most people were burning the screen with 2 leds. It's a 3 watt 660nm.
  23. Thread: HOG.5

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    Go to 16 hours.

    Go to 16 hours.
  24. Thread: HOG.5

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    Can leave them in if you want. Main thing is to...

    Can leave them in if you want. Main thing is to not let them collect particles.
  25. Thread: HOG.5

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    Take it out.

    Take it out.
  26. Thread: HOG.5

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    The phosban is slowing down the scrubber, and...

    The phosban is slowing down the scrubber, and also removing the display algae. Let the scrubber go to 21 days, and increase light to 10 hours.
  27. Thread: HOG.5

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    It keeps nutrients in the water lower, which lets...

    It keeps nutrients in the water lower, which lets the scrubber grow greener, which filters better.
  28. Thread: HOG.5

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    Any growth in a scrubber is good. And green is...

    Any growth in a scrubber is good. And green is better.

    Don't pull growth off; let it fade away on it's own.
  29. Thread: HOG.5

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    Let it go 14 days and post a pic.

    Let it go 14 days and post a pic.
  30. Thread: HOG.5

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    Is there any growth?

    Is there any growth?
  31. Thread: HOG.5

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    Technique for getting stronger hold on the glass:...

    Technique for getting stronger hold on the glass: Rough up the contact points of the covers with a file. The covers have a gloss coating that is slippery, and if you remove it and leave file marks on...
  32. Thread: HOG.5

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    Here is all you need to know ... :)...

    Here is all you need to know ... :)
    http://algaescrubber.net/HOG.5-Instructions.pdf
  33. Thread: HOG.5

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    10mm... 3/8 inch. Maybe. If there is not too much...

    10mm... 3/8 inch. Maybe. If there is not too much electric cord hanging, and not too much pulling on the airline, it would help. We are getting much better at lining up the magnets and some of them...
  34. Thread: HOG.5

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    You should silicone them like we are doing now...

    You should silicone them like we are doing now with the new ones.

    There are no inexpensive magnets. Try what you can to get it to work.
  35. Thread: HOG.5

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    Finally a pic of the black aquarium silicone that...

    Finally a pic of the black aquarium silicone that we are using now to seal the magnets...
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    ... also we've learned how to line up the magnets exactly before the glue sets; this really...
  36. Thread: HOG.5

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    Any single scrubber and heavy feeding will get a...

    Any single scrubber and heavy feeding will get a spike. The HOG.5 is too small to clean half; easier to get a second one and clean one each week.
  37. Thread: HOG.5

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    Well we are now sealing the magnets in black...

    Well we are now sealing the magnets in black Aqueon aquriuum silicone (Ebay, etc). Very permanent, very flexible, and totally sealed. It adds another whole day of drying time to the building process...
  38. Thread: HOG.5

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    We are now covering the magnets in black silicone...

    We are now covering the magnets in black silicone and it works great. Any glue will work actually, even super glue frag gel which dries underwater. Just put it over yours and it should be good for...
  39. Thread: HOG.5

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    Another improvement: The magnets are now being...

    Another improvement: The magnets are now being covered with black silicone. The black plastic tray can now be twisted back and forth, and the magnets don't move at all. And although the magnets are...
  40. Thread: HOG.5

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    Two improvements, which can be applied to...

    Two improvements, which can be applied to already-bought units:

    1. The 3 holes on the side of the bubble tray can also be added to the other side of the tray, so there will be holes on both sides....
  41. Thread: HOG.5

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    Finally got a one-sheet made:...

    Finally got a one-sheet made:
    http://www.algaescrubber.net/HOG.5-OneSheet-72-without-phone.jpg
  42. Thread: HOG.5

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    The suction-cup version is now available, for any...

    The suction-cup version is now available, for any thickness glass or acrylic... HOG.5 Suction Cup Version


    http://www.algaescrubber.net/HOG.5-cup-installed.jpg
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  43. Thread: HOG.5

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    Any rubber ones. I have some cups and brackets...

    Any rubber ones. I have some cups and brackets here:
    http://www.santa-monica.cc/Suction-Cup-Brackets-3-for-the-HOG5_p_33.html

    Or you could add extra magnets:...
  44. Thread: HOG.5

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    Suction-cup version now available, for any...

    Suction-cup version now available, for any thickness acrylic or glass......
  45. Thread: HOG.5

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    2 cleanings not enough to have done any filtering.

    2 cleanings not enough to have done any filtering.
  46. Thread: HOG.5

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    Pics before cleaning.

    Pics before cleaning.
  47. Thread: HOG.5

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    More days will give more growth. Less hours...

    More days will give more growth.

    Less hours will give more growth, if it is currently burning.
  48. Thread: HOG.5

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    Yep less hours, down to whatever it needs to be....

    Yep less hours, down to whatever it needs to be. And more days... up to 14.
  49. Thread: HOG.5

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    That would help. What are measurements now? ...

    That would help. What are measurements now?

    You can reduce hours more.

    Also, if you have the unit above the water (to remove bubbles), and if you don't mind bubbles, you can slide it down...
  50. Thread: HOG.5

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    Yes that tubing slice pattern is fine.

    Yes that tubing slice pattern is fine.
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