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  1. Thread: RAIN4

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    Here is a look inside the RAIN4 dome lid, with...

    Here is a look inside the RAIN4 dome lid, with all 6 of the GEM5® lights plugged in. The photo had to be dimmed (edited) because the lights are blinding bright 660nm deep reds, and put out 5 watts...
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    Sticky: November 21, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    November 21, 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

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    2 -...
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    Sticky: HOG1 or 1x with lots of slime, ready for a...

    HOG1 or 1x with lots of slime, ready for a brushing in a kitchen sink. Lots of nutrients in this slime, that was removed from the water.


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    On-and-off is ok and works the same. Shorter...

    On-and-off is ok and works the same. Shorter cycles are supposed to work better, but I've not seen it enough better to make it worthwhile.

    2-and-2 is probably too little light, because that is...
  5. Thread: RAIN4

    by SantaMonica
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    Another new photo of the RAIN4 in position on the...

    Another new photo of the RAIN4 in position on the adjustable pole mount. Water is fed into the gray 3/4 inch hose barb at the bottom, or, the barb can be removed and a 3/4 inch hard pipe used...
  6. This is actually dark slime growth from high...

    This is actually dark slime growth from high nutrients in the water, and low light, and too long before cleaning; so it looks like the middle of the screen held on as long as it could and let go....
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    Sticky: November 6, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    November 6, 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

    0 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    2 -...
  8. Thread: RAIN4

    by SantaMonica
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    New photo of the RAIN4 (tm). Inside the black...

    New photo of the RAIN4 (tm). Inside the black dome lid are 6 of our GEM5® waterproof submersible lights.

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    Customer's SURF2 scrubber®, lifted out of a saltwater sump.

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  10. Our algae scrubber models in 2 minutes

    Show your aquarium friends how techy you are...


    https://www.facebook.com/SantaMonicaFil/videos/4758388877535408

    https://youtu.be/Xn1x-H7OVgo
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    Vegan lasagna? Avocado dip? Spinach soufflé?

    No, just a customer's fully grown HOG3 scrubber® in saltwater. Most HOG scrubbers never grow this much, so don't expect yours to. But this one did.
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    Sticky: October 23, 2020: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    October 23, 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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    Example of good amount of water flow coming off...

    Example of good amount of water flow coming off the Green Grabber® screen on a RAIN2 scrubber® waterfall. Flow this strong is not essential, but you do want the water flowing off of the whole screen...
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    N and P are probably still too low for the chaeto.

    N and P are probably still too low for the chaeto.
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    Sticky: Feeding time :) 8088

    Feeding time :)

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  16. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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 -...
  29. 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...
  30. SLIP.7 combo chaeto, waterfall, upflow

    SLIP.7 basic intro video:

    https://youtu.be/rHsOWti9tZI

    https://www.facebook.com/SantaMonicaFil/videos/818699265538008
  31. 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...
  43. 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...
  46. Yes it does look like water may have gotten...

    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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