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  1. Thread: SURF4

    by SantaMonica
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    SURF4 next to a RAIN2 8115

    SURF4 next to a RAIN2

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  2. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    RAIN2 next to a SURF4 8114

    RAIN2 next to a SURF4

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  3. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    Customer's RAIN2 (tm) scrubber with the LED dome...

    Customer's RAIN2 (tm) scrubber with the LED dome lid taken off, and installed at the sump waterline of a saltwater tank. This installation is dead silent since the water has zero drop out of the...
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    Customer's RAIN2 (tm) scrubber with the LED dome...

    Customer's RAIN2 (tm) scrubber with the LED dome lid taken off, and installed at the sump waterline of a saltwater tank. This installation is dead silent since the water has zero drop out of the...
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    Sticky: January 2, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    January 2, 2021: 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: Customer's large sump for a freshwater cichlid...

    Customer's large sump for a freshwater cichlid tank, which has two HOG2 units (one on the front of the sump, and one on the back). In this case he could have put both units on the front, but he...
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    Like instruction manuals? Here's ours for the...

    Like instruction manuals? Here's ours for the SURF models..
    http://www.algaescrubber.net/SURF-Instructions.pdf

    Also in Arabic...
    http://www.algaescrubber.net/SURF-Instructions-Arabic.pdf

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  8. Thread: SURF8

    by SantaMonica
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    Like instruction manuals? Here's ours for the...

    Like instruction manuals? Here's ours for the SURF models..
    http://www.algaescrubber.net/SURF-Instructions.pdf

    Also in Arabic...
    http://www.algaescrubber.net/SURF-Instructions-Arabic.pdf

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  9. Thread: SURF4

    by SantaMonica
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    Like instruction manuals? Here's ours for the...

    Like instruction manuals? Here's ours for the SURF models..
    http://www.algaescrubber.net/SURF-Instructions.pdf

    Also in Arabic...
    http://www.algaescrubber.net/SURF-Instructions-Arabic.pdf

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    Sticky: December 18, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    December 18, 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

    1 -...
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    Sticky: Customer's two HOG3 units taken out of a...

    Customer's two HOG3 units taken out of a saltwater sump. The top one is after a short initial growth time, and the bottom one is after a longer time of weekly cleaning, growing, cleaning, growing.
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  13. Thread: DROP.2

    by SantaMonica
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    World's smallest scrubber 8103

    World's smallest scrubber

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    Sticky: December 4, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    December 4, 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
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    Customer's GEM5® lights pulled out of a saltwater sump. Although growth usually grows on a screen or other growth surface, sometimes the growth grabs on to the light itself.

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    Dark growth like this means it could be cleaned...

    Dark growth like this means it could be cleaned sooner, and, the lights can be kept on for more hours each day.

    Nice flow of water across the bottom of the screen:

    https://youtu.be/zyCEAG3gxJM...
  17. Thread: RAIN4

    by SantaMonica
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    Here is a look inside the RAIN4 dome lid, with...

    Here is a look inside the RAIN4 dome lid, with all 6 of the GEM5® lights plugged in. The photo had to be dimmed (edited) because the lights are blinding bright 660nm deep reds, and put out 5 watts...
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    Sticky: November 21, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    November 21, 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

    2 -...
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    Sticky: HOG1 or 1x with lots of slime, ready for a...

    HOG1 or 1x with lots of slime, ready for a brushing in a kitchen sink. Lots of nutrients in this slime, that was removed from the water.


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    On-and-off is ok and works the same. Shorter...

    On-and-off is ok and works the same. Shorter cycles are supposed to work better, but I've not seen it enough better to make it worthwhile.

    2-and-2 is probably too little light, because that is...
  21. Thread: RAIN4

    by SantaMonica
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    Another new photo of the RAIN4 in position on the...

    Another new photo of the RAIN4 in position on the adjustable pole mount. Water is fed into the gray 3/4 inch hose barb at the bottom, or, the barb can be removed and a 3/4 inch hard pipe used...
  22. This is actually dark slime growth from high...

    This is actually dark slime growth from high nutrients in the water, and low light, and too long before cleaning; so it looks like the middle of the screen held on as long as it could and let go....
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    Sticky: November 6, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    November 6, 2020: 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

    0 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    2 -...
  24. Thread: RAIN4

    by SantaMonica
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    New photo of the RAIN4 (tm). Inside the black...

    New photo of the RAIN4 (tm). Inside the black dome lid are 6 of our GEM5® waterproof submersible lights.

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    Customer's SURF2 scrubber®, lifted out of a saltwater sump.

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  26. Our algae scrubber models in 2 minutes

    Show your aquarium friends how techy you are...


    https://www.facebook.com/SantaMonicaFil/videos/4758388877535408

    https://youtu.be/Xn1x-H7OVgo
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    Vegan lasagna? Avocado dip? Spinach soufflé?

    No, just a customer's fully grown HOG3 scrubber® in saltwater. Most HOG scrubbers never grow this much, so don't expect yours to. But this one did.
    ...
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    Sticky: October 23, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    October 23, 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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    Example of good amount of water flow coming off...

    Example of good amount of water flow coming off the Green Grabber® screen on a RAIN2 scrubber® waterfall. Flow this strong is not essential, but you do want the water flowing off of the whole screen...
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    N and P are probably still too low for the chaeto.

    N and P are probably still too low for the chaeto.
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    Sticky: Feeding time :) 8088

    Feeding time :)

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  32. Just adds iron to the water. No corals, no...

    Just adds iron to the water. No corals, no problem.
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    Customer's Green Grabber® screen from a RAIN2 waterfall scrubber in saltwater. The closeup shows the Rough 3D (tm) printed 2mm thick screen (rough on both sides) that comes with the RAIN2. You can...
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    Customer's SURF4 scrubber® floating in a big outdoor saltwater sump.

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    Welcome from UK. Yes it is looking good. Brush...

    Welcome from UK.

    Yes it is looking good. Brush everything off so you can see the white screen holes, and slot, and it will fill in more the next week or so.
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    Sticky: October 9, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    October 9, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    2 -...
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    I would just double feeding, especially liquid...

    I would just double feeding, especially liquid coral food, especially at night.
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    Metal cans are OK for freshwater and fish-only saltwater systems, and they block all light from escaping, so this customer made a nice DIY waterfall scrubber with 4 of the GEM5 lights in a can, and a...
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    This is typical of chaeto in low nutrient tanks...

    This is typical of chaeto in low nutrient tanks which are not fed a lot. Chaeto is a weak filter compared to slime, cyano and hair algae, and so you are basically adding more food (chaeto) to the...
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    Customer's SURF2 or 2x scrubber® in saltwater, where he put mustard on the algae before eating. Actually, the yellow is just lack of iron, or too much light, or lack of bubble flow. Anyway it needs...
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    SLIP.7 setup for chaeto with bubbles, bottom fed...

    SLIP.7 setup for chaeto with bubbles, bottom fed

    https://youtu.be/2W2eRfH-UIU
    https://www.facebook.com/SantaMonicaFil/videos/331224597943516

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    Neat trick for saltwater: Grow chaeto...
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    SLIP.7 setup for upflow only (saltwater or...

    SLIP.7 setup for upflow only (saltwater or freshwater), top fed

    https://youtu.be/zsoVy-BCLDY
    https://www.facebook.com/SantaMonicaFil/videos/335837064406004

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    Use a small air pump to air...
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    SLIP.7 setup for waterfall only (saltwater),...

    SLIP.7 setup for waterfall only (saltwater), bottom fed.

    https://youtu.be/j9Dju-ccHs8
    https://www.facebook.com/SantaMonicaFil/videos/333592904528469

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    Use a small water pump to feed into...
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    Sticky: September 25, 2020: Stock update from Santa...

    September 25, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
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    SLIP.7 setup for chaeto only (saltwater),...

    SLIP.7 setup for chaeto only (saltwater), overflow fed.

    https://youtu.be/WlbunSk413M
    https://www.facebook.com/SantaMonicaFil/videos/818699265538008

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    Using the overflow from a nano...
  46. SLIP.7 combo chaeto, waterfall, upflow

    SLIP.7 basic intro video:

    https://youtu.be/rHsOWti9tZI

    https://www.facebook.com/SantaMonicaFil/videos/818699265538008
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    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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    Dimensions:
    9 inches tall (23 cm)
    3 1/2 inches wide (9 cm)
    1 3/4 inches thick (4.5...
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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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