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    Once the screen has filled in, and if there are a...

    Once the screen has filled in, and if there are a lot of nutrients going into the tank, this can be 7 to 10 days
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    Sorry for the delay. It looks pretty good for 2...

    Sorry for the delay. It looks pretty good for 2 weeks. But 4 lights is too much; use just 2 on the same side until all the screen holes fill in. Give it a light brushing now to get the brown slime...
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  4. Thread: DROP1.4

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    This DROP1.4 growth is beyond green or dark...

    This DROP1.4 growth is beyond green or dark green, and is approaching brown or black which absorbs the most nutrients per gram of weight.

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    This DROP1.4 growth is beyond green or dark...

    This DROP1.4 growth is beyond green or dark green, and is approaching brown or black which absorbs the most nutrients per gram of weight.

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  6. Thread: RAIN2

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    No the screen is not pink; it's just the deep red...

    No the screen is not pink; it's just the deep red 660nm GEM5 lights on the inside of the RAIN2 dome.

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    Coral Magazine article

    Coral Magazine has a multi-part article on scrubbers... here is part 1:

    https://www.reef2rainforestservice.com/coral/de.php

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    This is less Creature Goo, and more Ulva Fasciata...

    This is less Creature Goo, and more Ulva Fasciata from a SURF2 (or 2x or 2xx)

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  9. This is less Creature Goo, and more Ulva Fasciata...

    This is less Creature Goo, and more Ulva Fasciata from a SURF2 (or 2x or 2xx)

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    Not as much red in this holiday growth, but there...

    Not as much red in this holiday growth, but there is lots of mashed-up Cladophora, with some yellow slime and some brown slime. This actually should have been harvested/cleaned much sooner, because...
  11. For Halloween: SURF2 with Creature Goo

    Not as much red in this holiday growth, but there is lots of mashed-up Cladophora, with some yellow slime and some brown slime. This actually should have been harvested/cleaned much sooner, because...
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    Coming back into stock now, the SURF2 scrubber®. Shown here is how you lift up the lid to view the growth.

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    Sticky: October 21, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica...

    October 21, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4 (2 week build time)
    0 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights (1 week build time)
    0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights (1 week build time)
    0 -...
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    HOG3 strange bubble shaped growth

    This bubble-shaped growth, which only happens on the Green Grabber® strings (and not the white rocky surfaces), is rare and it's not known why it happens. It's not bubble algae (valonia species), but...
  15. Thread: HOG1x

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    This HOG1x scrubber® from saltwater is (once again) mostly Cladophora with a little Ulva Fasciata on the bottom.

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    This HOG1x scrubber® from saltwater is (once again) mostly Cladophora with a little Ulva Fasciata on the bottom.

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  17. Thread: HOG1

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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,...
  20. 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...
  22. Thread: HOG3x

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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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  24. Thread: HOG3

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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...
  27. 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...
  29. 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...
  33. Thread: HOG2

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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...
  35. Thread: SURF4

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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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  37. 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...
  40. 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
  42. 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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  45. Thread: HOG1x

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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...
  47. Thread: DROP1.2

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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...
  48. 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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