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    Sticky: May 15, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica...

    May 15, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4 (2 week build time)
    11 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights (1 week build time)
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light...
  2. Thread: RAIN2

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    RAIN2 one-handed access to screen and bottom tray...

    RAIN2 one-handed access to screen and bottom tray video

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    https://youtu.be/LbryHi1eUuE
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    RAIN2 one-handed access to screen and bottom tray...

    RAIN2 one-handed access to screen and bottom tray video

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    https://youtu.be/LbryHi1eUuE
  4. Thread: RAIN2

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    8449 Customer comments of our RAIN2 waterfall...

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    Customer comments of our RAIN2 waterfall algae scrubber


    "I purchased the RAIN2 and I really like it" -- struttmaster on ebay

    "I have the SM Rain2. It is the single best aquarium...
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    A nice growth ring on this RAIN2 screen:...

    A nice growth ring on this RAIN2 screen:
    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?3713-Growth-Rings

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  7. Thread: HOG1x

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    This HOG1x is on large sump, and is probably too...

    This HOG1x is on large sump, and is probably too small to do enough filtering, but could be plenty of food-growing if the inside wet part (with growth) is placed into the display once a week for an...
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    This DROP1.2 (tm) UAS® upflow scrubber is pulled up from a saltwater sump and is full of cladophora species growth. Note the growth on the upper back right; it has pulled away (in a block) from the...
  9. Thread: DROP1.2

    by SantaMonica
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    This DROP1.2 (tm) UAS® upflow scrubber is pulled up from a saltwater sump and is full of cladophora species growth. Note the growth on the upper back right; it has pulled away (in a block) from the...
  10. Thread: DROP1.2

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    This DROP1.2 scrubber is ready for brushing out;...

    This DROP1.2 scrubber is ready for brushing out; the Green Grabber® white rocky surfaces are better at holding on to this growth than waterfall screens are, but this particular type of growth growth...
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    This DROP1.2 scrubber is ready for brushing out;...

    This DROP1.2 scrubber is ready for brushing out; the Green Grabber® white rocky surfaces are better at holding on to this growth than waterfall screens are, but this particular type of growth growth...
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    Sticky: This DROP1.2 scrubber is ready for brushing out;...

    This DROP1.2 scrubber is ready for brushing out; the Green Grabber® white rocky surfaces are better at holding on to this growth than waterfall screens are, but this particular type of growth growth...
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    Sticky: May 15, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica...

    May 15, 2022 Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4 (2 week build time)
    11 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights (1 week build time)
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light...
  14. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    This RAIN2 waterfall scrubber looks to be...

    This RAIN2 waterfall scrubber looks to be slightly below the waterline in the saltwater sump, which is fine because its GEM5 lights are submersible and can go to the bottom of the sump if needed.
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    This RAIN2 waterfall scrubber looks to be...

    This RAIN2 waterfall scrubber looks to be slightly below the waterline in the saltwater sump, which is fine because its GEM5 lights are submersible and can go to the bottom of the sump if needed.
    ...
  16. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    This RAIN2 is turned sideways, with the optional...

    This RAIN2 is turned sideways, with the optional pole mount, and is lowered down so the tray is touching the sump waterline. This gives dead silent operation and (if the water rises up enough when...
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    A RAIN2 with the cover off, and about halfway...

    A RAIN2 with the cover off, and about halfway down to the waterline

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  18. Thread: HOG1.3

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    Sticky: April 7, 2022 (our first week after moving to...

    April 7, 2022 (our first week after moving to Salt Lake City, Utah)

    Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    1 - RAIN4
    7 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    1 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2...
  22. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    This RAIN2 really needs to be cleaned/harvested...

    This RAIN2 really needs to be cleaned/harvested sooner. The slime is great at filtering, but you don't want it letting go down the drain:
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    This RAIN2 really needs to be cleaned/harvested...

    This RAIN2 really needs to be cleaned/harvested sooner. The slime is great at filtering, but you don't want it letting go down the drain:
    ...
  24. Thread: HOG2

    by SantaMonica
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    This is not a mirror image. It's a large...

    This is not a mirror image. It's a large freshwater sump, with a HOG2 on the front and the back:

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    This is not a mirror image. It's a large...

    This is not a mirror image. It's a large freshwater sump, with a HOG2 on the front and the back:

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  26. Thread: HOG.5

    by SantaMonica
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    Here is a simple filtering/feeding setup for...

    Here is a simple filtering/feeding setup for freshwater; it's either a HOG.5 or HOG1 and the fish will learn to pull algae out of the holes to eat.

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    Here is a simple filtering/feeding setup for...

    Here is a simple filtering/feeding setup for freshwater; it's either a HOG.5 or HOG1 and the fish will learn to pull algae out of the holes to eat.

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    Sticky: March 25, 2022: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    March 25, 2022: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    3 -...
  29. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    This RAIN2 waterfall scrubber is tucked down into...

    This RAIN2 waterfall scrubber is tucked down into a sump compartment, but not all the way down to the waterline.

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    This RAIN2 waterfall scrubber is tucked down into...

    This RAIN2 waterfall scrubber is tucked down into a sump compartment, but not all the way down to the waterline.

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    This DROP.6 scrubber is new, and still has the...

    This DROP.6 scrubber is new, and still has the black plastic shade screen in. The shade is needed because the white Green Grabber® growth surface reflects so much of the red light that algae cannot...
  32. Thread: DROP.6

    by SantaMonica
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    This DROP.6 scrubber is new, and still has the...

    This DROP.6 scrubber is new, and still has the black plastic shade screen in. The shade is needed because the white Green Grabber® growth surface reflects so much of the red light that algae cannot...
  33. Thread: HOG3

    by SantaMonica
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    This is probably a HOG3, overgrown whith mostly...

    This is probably a HOG3, overgrown whith mostly Ulva Fasciata.

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    This is probably a HOG3, overgrown whith mostly...

    This is probably a HOG3, overgrown whith mostly Ulva Fasciata.

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    Sticky: This is probably a HOG3, overgrown whith mostly...

    This is probably a HOG3, overgrown whith mostly Ulva Fasciata.

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    RAIN4 in the first growth cycle 8419 ...

    RAIN4 in the first growth cycle

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    https://youtu.be/DDKAQ66tG2M
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    Sticky: March 11, 2022: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    March 11, 2022: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    2 -...
  38. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    This RAIN2 (tm) dome lid has only two GEM5® siliconed in, but two more can be easily added later.

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  39. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    RAIN2 being scraped with a credit card, after...

    RAIN2 being scraped with a credit card, after being lifted up out of the tray:

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    RAIN2 being scraped with a credit card, after...

    RAIN2 being scraped with a credit card, after being lifted up out of the tray:

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  41. Thread: DROP.2

    by SantaMonica
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    The smallest algae scrubber in the world: the...

    The smallest algae scrubber in the world: the DROP.2 is only two inches wide

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    The smallest algae scrubber in the world: the...

    The smallest algae scrubber in the world: the DROP.2 is only two inches wide

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    Can you spot the SURF2x in this round tank?.. ...

    Can you spot the SURF2x in this round tank?..

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    Since this thread is coming up on 10 years......

    Since this thread is coming up on 10 years... here is some Cladophora species bunched up in a Drop scrubber®, which did not exist when this thread was started

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    Sticky: February 26, 2022: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    February 26, 2022: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4
    4 - 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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    HOG in limited sump cabinet space

    This HOG scrubber®, which could be a 1.3 or 2 or 2x or 3 or 3x or 3xx because they look the same from this viewpoint, is taking up only 2 inches of space inside the sump glass wall, and 2" outside of...
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    Welcome from Italy. The order that nuisance algae...

    Welcome from Italy. 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...
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    A new SURF2 or 2x with light removed, and black...

    A new SURF2 or 2x with light removed, and black shade cloth which was covering the left side. Since the left side was growing more, and was shaded, this tells you that more of the area should be...
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    Sticky: A new SURF2 or 2x with light removed, and black...

    A new SURF2 or 2x with light removed, and black shade cloth which was covering the left side. Since the left side was growing more, and was shaded, this tells you that more of the area should be...
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    Sticky: February 11, 2022: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    February 11, 2022: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    3 -...
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