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    Sticky: Feeding time :) 8088

    Feeding time :)

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  2. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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 -...
  15. 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...
  16. SLIP.7 combo chaeto, waterfall, upflow

    SLIP.7 basic intro video:

    https://youtu.be/rHsOWti9tZI

    https://www.facebook.com/SantaMonicaFil/videos/818699265538008
  17. 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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    Sticky: September 12, 2020: Stock update from Santa...

    September 12, 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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    Customer's HOG1 or 1x Scrubber® in saltwater. It's rare to get a full harvest this quick, but here it is. Usually all the Green Grabber® white beach rock surfaces get coated with slime for several...
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    Sticky: Customer's HOG1 which is a small scrubber, being...

    Customer's HOG1 which is a small scrubber, being used on a sump of a large tank, mostly for pods:

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    Sticky: Many people with larger tanks want a single,...

    Many people with larger tanks want a single, larger size algae scrubber. Probably because it seems simpler. And it certainly is cheaper. But when the focus is more filtering (not more pods), it's...
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    Epoxy sealed magnets

    Epoxy sealed magnets now come on our HOG1.3 and HOG2 and HOG2x and HOG3 models:


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    They can also be purchased separately to DIY your own scrubber:...
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    Sticky: August 29, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    August 29, 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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    Customer's small size HOG.5 scrubber® in saltwater. Most of the growth appears to be Cladophora, with some Ulva Fasciata. Since the HOG.5 only has one LED in the middle, you can see this is where the...
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    Sticky: Customer's DROP.6 single-LED upflow in saltwater,...

    Customer's DROP.6 single-LED upflow in saltwater, with big dark growth ring. The open space in the ring allows water to get to it, to prevent die-off of the thick dark growth. This allows growth to...
  29. How to keep a waterfall screen alive during a power outage

    For those running waterfall algae scrubbers, if you have submersible lights then you can put the screen down low so a power outage and rising sump water will keep the growth alive...

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    Customer's RAIN2 waterfall algae scrubber (patent...

    Customer's RAIN2 waterfall algae scrubber (patent 10,655,095) in saltwater shows "growth ring" which looks like a donut. Growth rings require strong lights, like our GEM5 lights, and allow thick deep...
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    Yes it does look like water may have gotten inside. You could use a clip-on light for now, to keep the growth going, although it would not be as quiet and it would float higher. If you mounted the...
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    Algae Scrubber basics in 30 seconds

    Show your non-aquarium friends how green you are...


    https://youtu.be/V1K1s1XjpuQ

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    If you want maximum growth and the most pods, use...

    If you want maximum growth and the most pods, use saltwater. For standard growth and some pods, tap water is fine and easier; the re-growth is a bit slower but still good.
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    Sticky: August 7, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    August 7, 2020: 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: Further info: Advanced Aquarist article on...

    Further info:


    Advanced Aquarist article on skimmers removing food particles:...
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    Sticky: Scrubbers compared to skimmers

    Saltwater only:

    The easiest way to compare scrubbers to skimmers is to think about food. Food is "organic" and should not to be confused with human food "organic non-gmo food etc" that you eat.
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    Sticky: Customer's HOG2 or HOG3 before harvest. Can't...

    Customer's HOG2 or HOG3 before harvest. Can't tell which one, because a HOG2 does not have strings, but a HOG3 does, and strings might be in there somewhere:

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    Customer's HOG2 scrubber® with the red light removed from the glass. This unit should have been cleaned much sooner, because after the white rocky Green Grabber® surfaces are full of growth, the...
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    Sticky: This photo of a customer's SURF8 or 8x shows one...

    This photo of a customer's SURF8 or 8x shows one side of it (it has two comparments). It is floating in a saltwater sump (Surf models are best for saltwater), and the air bubbles can be seen in four...
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    Sticky: July 19, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    July 19, 2020: 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: This is the top side of a customer's HOG1.3...

    This is the top side of a customer's HOG1.3 scrubber (the inside wet part) in saltwater. You can tell it's a HOG1.3 because the Green Grabber® white rocky surfaces don't go up the sides; they are on...
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    This is typical when nutrients come down; it...

    This is typical when nutrients come down; it still filters and absorbs a lot. This is not brown slime from high nutrients; this is just brown growth from lower nutrients.

    You can feed more if you...
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    Sticky: This overly-stuffed DROP1.2 or 1.2x needed a good...

    This overly-stuffed DROP1.2 or 1.2x needed a good cleaning/brushing a while ago. Not only does the growth block water and bubble flow (which is why the growth is bright yellow, because it can't get...
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    Sticky: June 26, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    June 26, 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    0 -...
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    Sticky: Customer's HOG1 or HOG1x inside wet part, lifted...

    Customer's HOG1 or HOG1x inside wet part, lifted out of saltwater. This amount of growth is an average amount, after operating for a few months, for a small 10 to 20 gallon tank with a few small...
  47. SantaMonica utility patent for waterfall scrubbers 10,655,095

    http://www.algaescrubber.net/10655095smf.pdf
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    Sticky: This customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx is overly...

    This customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx is overly packed with a very light color of green hair algae. The middle (at the bottom) is more green, because it is getting more nurients (iron in this case)...
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    The spray does not look to be that much. And it...

    The spray does not look to be that much. And it of course does not hurt anything because the lights are waterproof; that's why there are no spray blockers used.

    It could be that your screen it...
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    Sticky: June 6, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    June 6, 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    0 - HOG3xx
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