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    Classroom scrubber study

    High school marine biology class with 300 gallon coldwater tank and two algae turf scrubbers (a HOG3 and a RAIN4) on the right side:

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    Inside of the LED dome cover of a customer's...

    Inside of the LED dome cover of a customer's RAIN2, showing 2 of the 4 lights plugged in. One is at the top, and the other side at the bottom, so the screen won't be over-illuminated on both sides...
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    Slime! Only the Green Grabber® white rock surfaces can hold onto slime really well, like this customer's HOG1 scrubber®...

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    Sometimes people see lots of pictures of green-hair-algae packed...
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    Here is a customer's RAIN4 scrubber® in a sump. Note the waterline is touching the bottom of the tray; this eliminates any distance that water has to fall down a drain, and thus makes it dead...
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    Sticky: Another photo of two SURF2 or 2x or 2xx scrubbers...

    Another photo of two SURF2 or 2x or 2xx scrubbers from the UK customer above. Here you can see the white edges of the Green Grabber rock surfaces are much more covered in growth, which is the normal...
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    SLIP.7 first look

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    Here is an intro video of our first SLIP.7 (tm) combo ATS scrubber, test unit #1, which will be sent to contest winner #1

    https://youtu.be/50v7Y5sh5mM

    The video shows the unit with...
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    7989 And the winner of Contest #2 is:...

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    And the winner of Contest #2 is: Edmond Mahmoodi

    He was the only one to guess Chaeto! Yes the SLIP.7 is the first combo ATS:

    Chaeto Reactor
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    Sticky: March 13, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    March 13, 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 -...
  9. Thread: HOG1.3

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    Luke at Premium Aquatics put our HOG1.3 scrubber® in his corner overflow:

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    HOG1.3 install in corner overflow

    Luke at Premium Aquatics put our HOG1.3 scrubber® in his corner overflow:

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  11. Very nice pics. One trick with a new screen is...

    Very nice pics.

    One trick with a new screen is to cut the old screen into strips and hang the strips on the new screen
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    Sticky: February 28, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    February 28, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4
    2 - 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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    7982 Time for Contest #2 of the new SLIP.7...

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    Time for Contest #2 of the new SLIP.7 from Santa Monica

    Winner #1 guessed mostly correctly, that the SLIP.7 will function as a waterfall scrubber combined with a bubble upflow (UAS®)...
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    Thanks. Yes that will work. However, it is a...

    Thanks. Yes that will work.

    However, it is a lot of extra parts, when most people really only need less light for the first few weeks. So, plugging in 1 light works for this.

    Also, it's a lot...
  15. Welcome from Korea, No a bigger waterfall...

    Welcome from Korea,

    No a bigger waterfall screen will not really help a weak light, especially in high nutrients that grow dark or black slime. Plastic screen cannot hold on to slime well, so the...
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    This customer in the UK has growth that almost...

    This customer in the UK has growth that almost looks like green candy in this SURF2 or 2x or 2xx. This scrubber is probably only a few weeks old, because the white Green Grabber rock walls have no...
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    Sticky: This customer in the UK has growth that almost...

    This customer in the UK has growth that almost looks like green candy in this SURF2 or 2x or 2xx. This scrubber is probably only a few weeks old, because the white Green Grabber rock walls have no...
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    Sticky: February 14, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    February 14, 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

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    0 -...
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    We have our first winner of the best guess of all...

    We have our first winner of the best guess of all the guesses... Cory Graese !

    He guessed: "All in one nano algae scrubber. Self-contained and will fit the back of something like a Fluval Evo or...
  20. Thread: RAIN4

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    Here is a short version video of our RAIN4...

    Here is a short version video of our RAIN4 waterfall scrubber in a saltwater reef sump. Why so much growth? Because of the super strong submersible waterproof GEM5 lights (5 real watts each) that do...
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    Here is a short version video of our RAIN4...

    Here is a short version video of our RAIN4 waterfall scrubber in a saltwater reef sump. Why so much growth? Because of the super strong submersible waterproof GEM5 lights (5 real watts each) that do...
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    Sticky: February 2, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    February 2, 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

    0 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    0 -...
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    Here were the guesses for test unit #1 ...

    Here were the guesses for test unit #1



    TWITTER:

    @slipknot2443: all-in-one aquarium algae scrubber
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    This customer's RAIN2 waterfall in saltwater...

    This customer's RAIN2 waterfall in saltwater shows some very dark slime growth that should have been cleaned sooner. Slime holds the most nutrients per square inch, especially dark or black slime...
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    View your RAIN2 growth as it hangs in the air......

    View your RAIN2 growth as it hangs in the air...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9t7ZSSokgc

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    This is a customer's SURF2 or 2x or 2xx that has...

    This is a customer's SURF2 or 2x or 2xx that has been running for quite a while in saltwater. In this photo, the water has been drained out (unlike most floating scrubber photos) so the growth has...
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    Sticky: January 19, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    January 19, 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

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    Sticky: This is a customer's SURF2 or 2x or 2xx that has...

    This is a customer's SURF2 or 2x or 2xx that has been running for quite a while in saltwater. In this photo, the water has been drained out (unlike most floating scrubber photos) so the growth has...
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    CFL will lose output after about 3 months,...

    CFL will lose output after about 3 months, correct. And you can seed if you want to, but it might just disolve. It's really not needed.
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    Nice! Yes any kind of mechanical filter will...

    Nice! Yes any kind of mechanical filter will remove the food particles that sponges and forams need to eat continuously.
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    Sticky: January 5, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    January 5, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

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

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

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  32. Thread: HOG.5

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    This customer's HOG.5 show a rare pattern of...

    This customer's HOG.5 show a rare pattern of growth only in the middle. The growth is Ulva Fasciata and is common in saltwater; it looks just like Easter basket grass and is probably the favorite...
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    Sticky: This customer's HOG.5 show a rare pattern of...

    This customer's HOG.5 show a rare pattern of growth only in the middle. The growth is Ulva Fasciata and is common in saltwater; it looks just like Easter basket grass and is probably the favorite...
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    Sticky: December 21, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    December 21, 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
  35. Thread: HOG1.3

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    HOG1.3

    This customer's HOG1.3 scrubber® in freshwater shows how the Green Grabber® rocky surfaces on the back panel hold on to loose slimey growth. This is a good example of how freshwater growth is...
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    This customer's HOG1.3 scrubber® in freshwater shows how the Green Grabber® rocky surfaces on the back panel hold on to loose slimey growth. This is a good example of how freshwater growth is...
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    Some of them are here......

    Some of them are here... http://algaescrubber.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?23-Patents-Patent-Applications-and-Trademarks

    And you can post yours there too if you like.
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    The reservoir thing I've gone through before,...

    The reservoir thing I've gone through before, doing the math. It's somewhere on here. But controlling nutrients is the same thing as controlling algae. Less nutrients means less algae.

    The...
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    Great to hear. Yes all mechanical filters should...

    Great to hear. Yes all mechanical filters should be removed. They only starve your corals of food particles, but they generate nutrients. Better to let the particles feed your corals and small fish,...
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    Sticky: This is a customer's SURF4 or 4x (or possibly...

    This is a customer's SURF4 or 4x (or possibly half of a SURF8 or 8x) in saltwater. SURF models are best used only for saltwater, because of the strings which fill in the middle section for growth....
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    Yes. https://Hydromentia.com

    Yes. https://Hydromentia.com
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    Sticky: December 8, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    December 8, 2019: 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

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    The whole thing needs brushing off in your sink,...

    The whole thing needs brushing off in your sink, under running water, each week now. Go to 24 hours of light and bubbles too.
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    Contest: Guess what this is

    Time for a neat contest: The person who can guess what new aquarium product this is (and even better, what it does) wins the first one Serial Number 0001

    Actually the first one will be a rough DIY...
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    Welcome from Greece. A photo with the red light...

    Welcome from Greece. A photo with the red light off would help. But yes if the middle has not filled in yet, and if the bubbles are strong and go up the middle, then you can do 18 hours of light.
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    Well it's certainly still low on light compared...

    Well it's certainly still low on light compared to high nutrients, so anything you can do to increase/concentrate the light, or lower the nutrients, will help.
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    Sticky: November 23, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    November 23, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

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

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    2 -...
  48. Thread: RAIN2

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    View your growth while it's still running... ...

    View your growth while it's still running...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9t7ZSSokgc
  49. Thread: SURF4

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    Our long-running intro vid, which uses a SURF4......

    Our long-running intro vid, which uses a SURF4...

    https://youtu.be/on145oBb_kw
  50. Thread: HOG3xx

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    OK, this is more thick green growth then most...

    OK, this is more thick green growth then most people will get, but this customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater is still fun to look at. This is mostly Ulva Fasciata, which looks like Easter basket...
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