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  1. Thread: HOG.5

    by SantaMonica
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    Another one for freshwater: This HOG.5 in a guppy...

    Another one for freshwater: This HOG.5 in a guppy tank makes food that is fed back to the guppies. Filtering and feeding all in one...

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    Sticky: Another one for freshwater: This HOG.5 in a guppy...

    Another one for freshwater: This HOG.5 in a guppy tank makes food that is fed back to the guppies. Filtering and feeding all in one...

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    Whichever you need to do, so you see the white...

    Whichever you need to do, so you see the white screen again.
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    Looks good. Brush clean and let grow another week.

    Looks good. Brush clean and let grow another week.
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    Welcome, 1. There is hardly ever a need to...

    Welcome,

    1. There is hardly ever a need to dose nutrients. Just feed more. Natural nutrient levels in reefs is below what your tests can measure. But they have enormous particulate and dissolved...
  6. Thread: HOG1

    by SantaMonica
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    This is a customer's HOG1 or 1x in saltwater......

    This is a customer's HOG1 or 1x in saltwater... you can't tell which one because the Green Grabber rocks are the same on both; only the lights are different (X mean Xtra led's) and you can't see how...
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    Sticky: A lot more people are starting to use algae...

    A lot more people are starting to use algae scrubbers for freshwater. But back to saltwater. This is a customer's HOG1 or 1x in saltwater... you can't tell which one because the Green Grabber rocks...
  8. Wow looks great. 2-lights correct?

    Wow looks great. 2-lights correct?
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    Use this as a guide: ...

    Use this as a guide:

    https://algaescrubber.net/WaterfallColors.jpg
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    Each tank is different. Nutrients measured in the...

    Each tank is different. Nutrients measured in the water is just one thing. Most other things you cannot measure. Some scrubbers jump into action, others stay almost pure white for months, and others...
  11. Sticky: The Super Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers

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    Because too much light will reduce growth.

    Because too much light will reduce growth.
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    Yes, more or less days of growth, to get the...

    Yes, more or less days of growth, to get the largest harvest. That will remove the most nutrients.
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    Just keep filling the screen and harvesting it....

    Just keep filling the screen and harvesting it. Change the number of days of growth to get the most growth.
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    Yes, not enough export compared to feeding.

    Yes, not enough export compared to feeding.
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    Sticky: February 2, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    February 2, 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

    2 -...
  17. Thread: RAIN4

    by SantaMonica
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    Here is a customer's RAIN4 with the red cap...

    Here is a customer's RAIN4 with the red cap removed. Can you tell what caused the empty spots on the screen, from looking at the growth on the tray?

    Answer: The growth got too thick, too fast,...
  18. Here is a customer's RAIN4 with the red cap...

    Here is a customer's RAIN4 with the red cap removed. Can you tell what caused the empty spots on the screen, from looking at the growth on the tray?

    Answer: The growth got too thick, too fast,...
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    Ok clean the screen, tray and pipe. That type of...

    Ok clean the screen, tray and pipe. That type of growth cannot hang on much longer. Probably will need to clean every 7 days while it grows like this.
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    Let grow and do pics

    Let grow and do pics
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    300 gallon coldwater classroom tank

    Has a HOG3 and RAIN4


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    Flow is fine if growth is across the screen....

    Flow is fine if growth is across the screen. Lighting is weak, causing dark slime which is letting go.
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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...
  24. Thread: HOG2

    by SantaMonica
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    For freshwater folks, this customer has 2 of our...

    For freshwater folks, this customer has 2 of our HOG2 scrubber® units; one for each FW tank. This one had very thick dark growth, even with 24 hours of light, pulling out lots of nitrate and...
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    Sticky: For freshwater folks, this customer has 2 of our...

    For freshwater folks, this customer has 2 of our HOG2 scrubber® units; one for each FW tank. This one had very thick dark growth, even with 24 hours of light, pulling out lots of nitrate and...
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    Yes take to the sink brush the tray/slot/screen....

    Yes take to the sink brush the tray/slot/screen. Then run with 1 light for another week.
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    It's not starting from scratch. Cells are...

    It's not starting from scratch. Cells are attached to the screen.
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    Sticky: January 20, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    January 20, 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

    2 -...
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    Algae Series #1

    Join us and our customers as we look at their setups and growth. All models (except DIY) are available at www.Santa-Monica.cc


    https://youtu.be/4hHpg-etGfQ

    DROP (tm) and DROP Scrubber® and...
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    Yes brush because you want to get the stuff out...

    Yes brush because you want to get the stuff out of the holes.
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    3 more days. Then brush most off, including tray...

    3 more days. Then brush most off, including tray and slot. Then run another week, still with 1 light.
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    If the screen can fit, there is probably enough...

    If the screen can fit, there is probably enough room, because water goes through the holes. But 3mm width is good.
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    Turn off the side with less algae. When the holes...

    Turn off the side with less algae. When the holes are full, turn it back on.
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    Brush all the yellow off. It won't be as clean as...

    Brush all the yellow off. It won't be as clean as it looks.
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    Turn off. It would have progressed much faster if...

    Turn off. It would have progressed much faster if you did that from the start.
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    Still too bright for 2 lights. I'd do one light.

    Still too bright for 2 lights. I'd do one light.
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    Too much light for low nutrients with a new...

    Too much light for low nutrients with a new screen. Looks like they are the bottom lights. Brush all the yellow off of the screen, and clean the tray and slot too. Run just 1 top light for 10 days,...
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    Welcome, Is basic over-lighting. How many...

    Welcome,

    Is basic over-lighting. How many lights does your Rain have, and how many are plugged in?
  40. Thread: HOG3

    by SantaMonica
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    Michel Claro's HOG3: 7700

    Michel Claro's HOG3:

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    About 200gph, good for up to 6" of slot.

    About 200gph, good for up to 6" of slot.
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    Sticky: This is a nice Holiday-colored growth; this...

    This is a nice Holiday-colored growth; this customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater has green slime on the outer portion, and red slime in the middle portion. This is very rare, because green...
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    Sticky: January 13, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    January 13, 2019: 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

    2 -...
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    My understanding is that UK/EU sellers are...

    My understanding is that UK/EU sellers are required to have proof of safety certification of the entire product before selling or distributing it. This requirement does not exist in the U.S.,...
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    Yes that is very, very little flow.

    Yes that is very, very little flow.
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    No just let it fill in until most of the holes...

    No just let it fill in until most of the holes are filled, probably another few days, then plug in the second light. The roots are still attaching to the screen for the first time.
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    Just let it fill in. The first coating of growth...

    Just let it fill in. The first coating of growth of any screen takes the most time, from 2 weeks to a month, depending on chemistry. After all the holes in the screen are filled in, turn on the...
  48. Thread: RAIN4

    by SantaMonica
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    Pole mount unboxing and partial install:...

    Pole mount unboxing and partial install:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPgHmc-nZOs

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  49. Need to get TDS fixed first, to 002 or 001 or...

    Need to get TDS fixed first, to 002 or 001 or best 000

    If excess silicates are there, it can allow bright green diatoms to form, which don't get thick, and don't hold on well... they just wash off.
  50. What is phosphate, and have you measured...

    What is phosphate, and have you measured silicates? Do you know the TDS of your top-off water?
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