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    This HOG3 or 3x or 3xx scrubber® is partially lifted out of the water, and is still bubbling on the right side. It might look like the algae (looks like Cladophora sp) is just sitting in a bowl, but...
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    Sticky: November 27, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    November 27, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

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

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

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    Sticky: This looks like a SURF2 or 2x or 2xx lifted up...

    This looks like a SURF2 or 2x or 2xx lifted up out of saltwater. Reach in and grab :)

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  4. Thread: RAIN2

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    Inside a RAIN2 dome LED lid, showing two of the...

    Inside a RAIN2 dome LED lid, showing two of the four GEM5 lights plugged in and operating on opposite sides of the screen, with one higher and one lower, so that the screen is not saturated on both...
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    Only seeing one photo

    Only seeing one photo
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    Nutrient Cycle diagram

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    Can you get more light? The dark growth is...

    Can you get more light? The dark growth is because the light is not bright enough.

    You should not have both lights on 24 hours (no timer) and no shade cloth.
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    One-handed removal of the RAIN2 (or the RAIN4)...

    One-handed removal of the RAIN2 (or the RAIN4) dome LED lid lets you get to the growth easily. In this photo, the water pipe is turned a bit so the growth is more visible. And now, with one more hand...
  9. Thread: DROP.2

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    This tiny DROP.2 is starting to fill in with...

    This tiny DROP.2 is starting to fill in with slime

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    This tiny DROP.2 is starting to fill in with slime

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  11. Thread: RAIN4

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    All other waterfall algae scrubber designs (which...

    All other waterfall algae scrubber designs (which we created in 2008; see Ats2008.org) require you to disconnect and disassemble the unit to get to the growth on the bottom tray. This was a problem....
  12. Thread: RAIN2

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    All other waterfall algae scrubber designs (which...

    All other waterfall algae scrubber designs (which we created in 2008; see Ats2008.org) require you to disconnect and disassemble the unit to get to the growth on the bottom tray. This was a problem....
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    All other waterfall algae scrubber designs (which...

    All other waterfall algae scrubber designs (which we created in 2008; see Ats2008.org) require you to disconnect and disassemble the unit to get to the growth on the bottom tray. This was a problem....
  14. Thread: GEM5

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    Just hanging GEM5® lights inside a sump is fine. Also notice this DIY waterfall scrubber has sandwich wrap placed over the pipe to stop spraying.

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    This RAIN2 is set up high on the optional pole...

    This RAIN2 is set up high on the optional pole mount, so that it can be lifted off the mount and taken out with one hand. No lifting dripping screens out of a box; no disconnecting fittings; and zero...
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    Ok brush clean and put light on both sides.

    Ok brush clean and put light on both sides.
  17. Thread: SURF4x

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    This SURF4 or 4x has the water drained out 8330

    This SURF4 or 4x has the water drained out

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    This SURF4 or 4x has the water drained out

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  19. Thread: SLIP.7

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    Sticky: November 5, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    November 5, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    2 -...
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    Reducing or Eliminating Water Changes

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    High electricity costs can make aquarium maintenance too high for many people to continue keeping their tanks, especially saltwater which requires buying salt in addition to everything else....
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    Hello again, we are covered in algae over here. ...

    Hello again, we are covered in algae over here.

    Yes it is normal for nutrients in the water to go up after a screen cleaning. But after your rocks are covered in periphyton...
  23. Thread: GEM5

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    Unlike other lights, GEM5® lights keep their full power underwater or out of the water.

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  24. Thread: RAIN4

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    This RAIN4 screen has a giant growth ring which...

    This RAIN4 screen has a giant growth ring which protects the center section from light-blocking and flow-blocking that often happens otherwise (see...
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    This RAIN4 screen has a giant growth ring which...

    This RAIN4 screen has a giant growth ring which protects the center section from light-blocking and flow-blocking that often happens otherwise (see...
  26. Thread: SURF4

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    This SURF4 or 4x (cannot tell without counting...

    This SURF4 or 4x (cannot tell without counting the number of LEDs) is overgrown and sticking to the light.


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    This SURF4 or 4x (cannot tell without counting the number of LEDs) is overgrown and sticking to the light.

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    Sticky: This looks like a DROP1.2 from saltwater. The...

    This looks like a DROP1.2 from saltwater. The growth is mostly Cladophora species in this case, and it is sticking to the door a little bit even though there are no Green Grabber® rocky surfaces...
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    Sticky: October 22, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    October 22, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

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    Can't tuck more scrubber into a tighter space...

    Can't tuck more scrubber into a tighter space than this:

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  32. Thread: DROP1.2

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    By placing the top 1/2 inch of a DROP1.2 scrubber...

    By placing the top 1/2 inch of a DROP1.2 scrubber above the waterline (red arrow), almost all salt spray and bubbles are removed, and it becomes almost silent.

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  33. Thread: RAIN2

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    8312 RAIN2 first eight weeks in new...

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    RAIN2 first eight weeks in new saltwater setup

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqJiw97qOqA

    RAIN2 waterfall scrubber, first eight weeks in newly cycled saltwater tank.

    Note that...
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    RAIN2 waterfall scrubber, first eight weeks in...

    RAIN2 waterfall scrubber, first eight weeks in newly cycled saltwater tank.

    Note that this particular one is mounted on a 1 inch vertical pipe in the sump, which uses the included 1 inch adapter...
  35. Thread: HOG.5

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  36. Thread: HOG1

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  37. Thread: RAIN2

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    RAIN2 (tm) down low low low to the water line....

    RAIN2 (tm) down low low low to the water line. Dead silent because no dropping of water. Unaffected by rising sump water. And you can lift the whole unit out with one hand to take to your sink if...
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    RAIN2 (tm) down low low low to the water line....

    RAIN2 (tm) down low low low to the water line. Dead silent because no dropping of water. Unaffected by rising sump water. And you can lift the whole unit out with one hand to take to your sink if...
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    Sticky: October 10, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    October 10, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    2 -...
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    Why red light, and why a black case?

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    Algae use mostly deep red 660nm light. Not much blue, and no green. The reason for this is because algae (unlike trees) grow underwater. And guess what color water filters out the most?...
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    Green Worms! Actually, this SURF2 or 2x scrubber® is just showing an ultra rare type of growth which "fluffs up" on the Green Grabber® strings. It's not better; just different. And it needs to be...
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    Green Worms! Actually, this SURF2 or 2x scrubber® is just showing an ultra rare type of growth which "fluffs up" on the Green Grabber® strings. It's not better; just different. And it needs to be...
  43. Thread: DROP.6

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    First week's growth in a DROP.6 scrubber®. Sometimes it is black slime (high nutrients), and sometimes it is yellowish (low nutrients), but this one is probably from medium nutrients.

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    First week's growth in a DROP.6 scrubber®. Sometimes it is black slime (high nutrients), and sometimes it is yellowish (low nutrients), but this one is probably from medium nutrients.

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  45. Thread: RAIN2

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    Since the RAIN2 (also the RAIN4) has submersible...

    Since the RAIN2 (also the RAIN4) has submersible lights that can be lowered down to the waterline, it frees up all the space above it. And since the optional pole mount for the RAIN2 (included with...
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    Since the RAIN2 (also the RAIN4) has submersible...

    Since the RAIN2 (also the RAIN4) has submersible lights that can be lowered down to the waterline, it frees up all the space above it. And since the optional pole mount for the RAIN2 (included with...
  47. Thread: SURF4x

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    SURF4x packed and ready to harvest. Looks like...

    SURF4x packed and ready to harvest. Looks like two of the four bubble pathways have filled in.

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    Sticky: SURF4x packed and ready to harvest. Looks like...

    SURF4x packed and ready to harvest. Looks like two of the four bubble pathways have filled in.

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  49. SantaMonica application for utility patent for combo chaeto scrubbers

    https://algaescrubber.net/US20210267151A1smf.pdf
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    Sticky: September 24, 2021: Stock update from Santa...

    September 24, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

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

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

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