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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 -...
  2. Thread: HOG3

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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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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 letís talk about the difference between fresh and saltwater algae scrubbers. They are different designs...
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  17. Very nice, AUS in the house.

    Very nice, AUS in the house.
  18. 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...
  20. What we're doing next for All-In-One nano waterfall scrubbers

    https://patents.google.com/patent/US20170183614A1/en?oq=20170183614

    Figure 18A
    Figure 18B

    We designed it years ago for JBJ and Biocube nano compartments, and it also fits nicely into the new...
  21. Thread: RAIN4

    by SantaMonica
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    Our newest scrubber model... 7818

    Our newest scrubber model...

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    Sticky: NOTE2: This calculator might help, if it is still...

    NOTE2: This calculator might help, if it is still working:
    https://docs.zoho.com/sheet/published.do?rid=b0tmj6d91ce368ee542aba6b2b670ae00412b
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    Sticky: May 10, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    May 10, 2019: 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

    1 - HOG3xx
  24. Thread: RAIN2

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    "My 2-light version of the Rain2 has been working...

    "My 2-light version of the Rain2 has been working phenomenal I think itís one of the best money spent on my tank, finally I keep control of my nitrates and phosphates, appreciate it and thanks for...
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    "My 2-light version of the Rain2 has been working...

    "My 2-light version of the Rain2 has been working phenomenal I think itís one of the best money spent on my tank, finally I keep control of my nitrates and phosphates, appreciate it and thanks for...
  26. Sticky: 1 year warranty now on all Santa Monica Filtration products

    1 year warranty now on all Santa Monica Filtration products, for the original purchaser.

    Owner's manuals and description pages may not be up to date with this however.

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    Yes once a growth ring has filled in, you go use...

    Yes once a growth ring has filled in, you go use more hours of light.
  28. Smithsonian Institute interview with Walter Adey

    https://www.si.edu/sidedoor/ep-4-mean-green-water-cleaning-machine
  29. Another lake being cleaned with a scrubber

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27LGJiP1d18


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27LGJiP1d18
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    Growth before harvest, of similar SURF2xx:...

    Growth before harvest, of similar SURF2xx:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmA7ZxpO7uE
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    Ok, the winner is.... Jeff Bednarek: "Looks...

    Ok, the winner is....

    Jeff Bednarek:
    "Looks like output holes got clogged and exposed too much air to the top half. Then the lights cooked the moist algae in the air pocket"
    Clay, NY, USA
    ...
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    Now I would like to point out an even more...

    Now I would like to point out an even more dangerous light: the open-metal-frame indoor plant grow light. The "waterproof" lights I covered above are bad enough, but now people are starting to...
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    You could try putting some triangle acrylic...

    You could try putting some triangle acrylic strips on the light, to diffract the light sideways.
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    Sticky: The Super Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers: Part 2 ...

    The Super Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers: Part 2

    By Santa Monica Filtration

    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=7807&stc=1

    Now letís get into the first question that...
  35. Thread: HOG3

    by SantaMonica
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    Here is a bunch of Cladophora algae (it grows in...

    Here is a bunch of Cladophora algae (it grows in both fresh and saltwater) in a customer's HOG2 or 3 or 3x or 3xx. Since you can't see if strings are under the growth, you can't tell what model...
  36. Thread: HOG2

    by SantaMonica
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    Here is a bunch of Cladophora algae (it grows in...

    Here is a bunch of Cladophora algae (it grows in both fresh and saltwater) in a customer's HOG2 or 3 or 3x or 3xx. Since you can't see if strings are under the growth, you can't tell what model...
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    Sticky: April 22, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    April 22, 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

    1 -...
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    Sticky: Here is a bunch of Cladophora algae (it grows in...

    Here is a bunch of Cladophora algae (it grows in both fresh and saltwater) in a customer's HOG2 or 3 or 3x or 3xx. Since you can't see if strings are under the growth, you can't tell what model...
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    Also if you can back the lights up, they will...

    Also if you can back the lights up, they will spread out more.
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    Yea most growth is going to be in front of the...

    Yea most growth is going to be in front of the light, so for that wide screen you will need at least 2 more lights (total of 4) and maybe 4 more (total of 6).
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    Still time to enter...

    Still time to enter...
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    Corals feed 24 hours, especially at night. So in...

    Corals feed 24 hours, especially at night. So in effect you removing all their food. All skimmate is coral food.

    Green growth on the glass does mean low nutrients near the glass. But brown sps...
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    Welcome. Brown sps is usually high nutrients...

    Welcome.

    Brown sps is usually high nutrients in the water. You have no export except the little water change, so this is expected. And you are remove the coral food with the skimmer and water...
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    Contest Time! Win a new HOG3

    Contest Time!
    Win a new HOG3



    Can you figure out what happened to this HOG3 upflow scrubber? It was brand new when installed, but the user did something which caused this to happen (see...
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    Sticky: April 7, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    April 7, 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    0 - SURF8
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    Another problem with most of the metal 240/120...

    Another problem with most of the metal 240/120 volt lights, is that in order to save more money, they often make the 240/120 volt cord very short, usually just a few inches:


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    This means...
  47. Thread: SURF4

    by SantaMonica
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    Here is a photo of the growth of the SURF4 posted...

    Here is a photo of the growth of the SURF4 posted above:

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    Sticky: This SURF4 was floated in the display of a reef...

    This SURF4 was floated in the display of a reef (so no sump was needed). Most people do put SURF models in the sump, but the display is still an option, which it is not with a waterfall.

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  49. Very nice to hear. Will be looking for the nps...

    Very nice to hear. Will be looking for the nps and scrubber update :)
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    Series #2 https://youtu.be/D9JKRfTD6Ys

    Series #2

    https://youtu.be/D9JKRfTD6Ys
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