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    Ok it looks less black, and more growth, so good....

    Ok it looks less black, and more growth, so good. Let grow another week then send photo.
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    Ah the good ol days of big cfl's

    Ah the good ol days of big cfl's
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    Sticky: July 14, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    July 14, 2019: 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 -...
  4. Lookin' great :)

    Lookin' great :)
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    Yea if that led can't even create a white growth...

    Yea if that led can't even create a white growth ring right in front of it, it's too weak.
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    The IP67 rating, or any of those ratings, are...

    The IP67 rating, or any of those ratings, are usually just for short term splash tests. Not for long term seepage, and certainly not for corrosion, which you have to consider for a sump area. But...
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    Welcome. For DIY, you can of course use...

    Welcome.

    For DIY, you can of course use anything you want for lighting, and the light you linked to is probably as good as what most DIY people use. I'm sure it's not really 300 watts of light,...
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    RAIN4 gets its first overdue cleaning/harvesting,...

    RAIN4 gets its first overdue cleaning/harvesting, complete with a great "growth ring" which keeps growth from dying in the middle of the screen.


    https://youtu.be/T8WgRwzs3W4

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    Sticky: Nutrient Export

    What do all algae (and cyano too) need to survive? Nutrients. What are nutrients? Ammonia/ammonium, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate and urea are the major ones. Which ones cause most of the algae in your...
  10. Thread: RAIN4

    by SantaMonica
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    First cleaning of RAIN4, with growth ring:...

    First cleaning of RAIN4, with growth ring:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8WgRwzs3W4


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    Ok do not use black cloth anymore. See how growth...

    Ok do not use black cloth anymore. See how growth is in 7 days.
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    What side was black cloth on?... the dark growth...

    What side was black cloth on?... the dark growth side, or the green growth side?
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    I would first try to stir up the sand with a sand...

    I would first try to stir up the sand with a sand sifting goby... that will also put more food particles in the water for the corals.
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    Cyano and algae eat differently. Cyano takes...

    Cyano and algae eat differently. Cyano takes nitrogen out of the water; it does not need to eat nitrate. So when there is more clean surface to grown on (because of less hair algae), it can still...
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    The smallest upflow algae scrubber® in the world: Here is a customer's DROP.2 in saltwater, which can also be used in tiny freshwater tanks. Note how the strong LED light makes a growth ring in the...
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    The smallest upflow algae scrubber® in the world: Here is a customer's DROP.2 in saltwater, which can also be used in tiny freshwater tanks. Note how the strong LED light makes a growth ring in the...
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    Ok try turning of skimmer. This will give the...

    Ok try turning of skimmer. This will give the coral the food they need.
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    Skimmer is operating, or is not?

    Skimmer is operating, or is not?
  19. What it probably was then was starved algae,...

    What it probably was then was starved algae, where light and flow could not reach deep into it; once it is was cleaned, the new strong light was too much for it.

    That's why growth rings help; they...
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    Sticky: June 29, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    June 29, 2019: 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

    0 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    2 -...
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    Italian RAIN instructions

    http://www.algaescrubber.net/RAIN-Instructions-italian.pdf

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    How much and how often are you feeding, and are...

    How much and how often are you feeding, and are you leaving the food particles in the water?
  23. If you are sure it's not the white screen under...

    If you are sure it's not the white screen under it, then try a more complete cleaning by brushing everything off in your sink, including between the screen holes.
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    It looks like growth is falling off of the screen.

    It looks like growth is falling off of the screen.
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    Well, cleaning the glass daily is a good sign of...

    Well, cleaning the glass daily is a good sign of the scrubber not working well. Let's see current full growth pics.
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    Yes it probably would, but why not just let the...

    Yes it probably would, but why not just let the scrubber do it over a long period?
  27. Sticky: HOG3xx "It's perfect" -- Mohommad Abdullah,...

    HOG3xx

    "It's perfect" -- Mohommad Abdullah, Kawait.
    HOG3x

    "It’s working well making a ton of algae" -- Jauvid Ayadi, Orlando, Florida, USA.
    "I clean it once a week and it is almost full of...
  28. Sticky: HOG3xx "It's perfect" -- Mohommad Abdullah,...

    HOG3xx

    "It's perfect" -- Mohommad Abdullah, Kawait.
    HOG3x

    "It’s working well making a ton of algae" -- Jauvid Ayadi, Orlando, Florida, USA.
    "I clean it once a week and it is almost full of...
  29. Thread: HOG1x

    by SantaMonica
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    Here's a customer's HOG1 or 1x in saltwater,...

    Here's a customer's HOG1 or 1x in saltwater, although it's also fine with freshwater because is does not have strings. The growth should eventually spread to the sides after a few more cleanings.
    ...
  30. Thread: HOG1

    by SantaMonica
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    Here's a customer's HOG1 or 1x in saltwater,...

    Here's a customer's HOG1 or 1x in saltwater, although it's also fine with freshwater because is does not have strings. The growth should eventually spread to the sides after a few more cleanings.
    ...
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    Sticky: Here's a customer's HOG1 or 1x in saltwater,...

    Here's a customer's HOG1 or 1x in saltwater, although it's also fine with freshwater because is does not have strings. The growth should eventually spread to the sides after a few more cleanings.
    ...
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    Sticky: June 15, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    June 15, 2019: 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 -...
  33. Thread: HOG3

    by SantaMonica
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    Customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in a well-seasoned...

    Customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in a well-seasoned saltwater tank. Growth like this is not common on new tanks with new rocks, which normally get more of a light brown slime to do the filtering. Air...
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    Sticky: Customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in a well-seasoned...

    Customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in a well-seasoned saltwater tank. Growth like this is not common on new tanks with new rocks, which normally get more of a light brown slime to do the filtering.

    Air...
  35. Seems fine to me. Clean with a brush to get all...

    Seems fine to me. Clean with a brush to get all dark stuff out of the screen holes.
  36. Focusing just on the larger tank, just need to...

    Focusing just on the larger tank, just need to clean everything off that screen when it looks like that.
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    Sticky: 7837 The Super Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers:...

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    The Super Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers: Part 3

    By Santa Monica Filtration

    Now let’s talk about the difference between fresh and saltwater algae scrubbers. They are different designs...
  38. If growth is still black slime, you need to...

    If growth is still black slime, you need to continue to reduce them more until growth turns green.
  39. As long as dosing or gfo brings down nutrients to...

    As long as dosing or gfo brings down nutrients to a lower level that allows green to grow, it will help.
  40. Carbon dosing will help reduce nutrients, which...

    Carbon dosing will help reduce nutrients, which will help. GFO too. The idea is to get nutrients lower so green can grow, which will then attach and not fall off. Once the growth is not falling off...
  41. Clean as soon as black slime fills the screen...

    Clean as soon as black slime fills the screen holes. Black slime cannot hold on to plastic screens like it can with rocky textures. Leave 24 hours until you get green growth that is turning yellow...
  42. Ok this is just a case of high nutrients needing...

    Ok this is just a case of high nutrients needing stronger light. The middle had actually already grown, but detached because waterfall screens don't hold dark slime very well. Do this:

    Clean/brush...
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    Sticky: Slime!! Well, this is good. Dark slime has the...

    Slime!!

    Well, this is good. Dark slime has the most nutrients concentrated in it, taken out of the water. Just clean it often (with a brush, in your sink) before it lets go.

    Screens, like on...
  44. When you are replying, click the 3rd button from...

    When you are replying, click the 3rd button from the right, on top of the text area.
  45. Welcome. A photo of the screen, in regular...

    Welcome.

    A photo of the screen, in regular white light, would help.

    The bald mark in the middle is not bad in and of itself, but the large width of the light of that model, compared to the...
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    Sticky: Growth Rings

    Growth Rings

    The usefulness of "growth rings" (which are sometimes called bald spots) was not fully understood until recently, and in the past were avoided. But it turns out they can be a...
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    Sticky: May 24, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    May 24, 2019: 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 - HOG3xx
  48. Very nice, AUS in the house.

    Very nice, AUS in the house.
  49. Thread: HOG3xx

    by SantaMonica
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    HOG3xx

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    Customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in a well-seasoned saltwater tank. Growth like this is not common on new tanks with new rocks, which normally get more of a light brown slime to do the...
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    Sticky: Customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater, with...

    Customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater, with very light colored growth. Just like vegetables, darker growth means more iron is in the growth, and other nutrients too; so you can add iron to the...
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