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  1. Thread: DROP1.2

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    By placing the top 1/2 inch of a DROP1.2 scrubber...

    By placing the top 1/2 inch of a DROP1.2 scrubber above the waterline (red arrow), almost all salt spray and bubbles are removed, and it becomes almost silent.

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  2. Thread: RAIN2

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    8312 RAIN2 first eight weeks in new...

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    RAIN2 first eight weeks in new saltwater setup

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqJiw97qOqA

    RAIN2 waterfall scrubber, first eight weeks in newly cycled saltwater tank.

    Note that...
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    RAIN2 waterfall scrubber, first eight weeks in...

    RAIN2 waterfall scrubber, first eight weeks in newly cycled saltwater tank.

    Note that this particular one is mounted on a 1 inch vertical pipe in the sump, which uses the included 1 inch adapter...
  4. Thread: HOG.5

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  5. Thread: HOG1

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  6. Thread: RAIN2

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    RAIN2 (tm) down low low low to the water line....

    RAIN2 (tm) down low low low to the water line. Dead silent because no dropping of water. Unaffected by rising sump water. And you can lift the whole unit out with one hand to take to your sink if...
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    RAIN2 (tm) down low low low to the water line....

    RAIN2 (tm) down low low low to the water line. Dead silent because no dropping of water. Unaffected by rising sump water. And you can lift the whole unit out with one hand to take to your sink if...
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    Sticky: October 10, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    October 10, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    2 -...
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    Why red light, and why a black case?

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    Algae use mostly deep red 660nm light. Not much blue, and no green. The reason for this is because algae (unlike trees) grow underwater. And guess what color water filters out the most?...
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    Green Worms! Actually, this SURF2 or 2x scrubber® is just showing an ultra rare type of growth which "fluffs up" on the Green Grabber® strings. It's not better; just different. And it needs to be...
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    Green Worms! Actually, this SURF2 or 2x scrubber® is just showing an ultra rare type of growth which "fluffs up" on the Green Grabber® strings. It's not better; just different. And it needs to be...
  12. Thread: DROP.6

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    First week's growth in a DROP.6 scrubber®. Sometimes it is black slime (high nutrients), and sometimes it is yellowish (low nutrients), but this one is probably from medium nutrients.

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    First week's growth in a DROP.6 scrubber®. Sometimes it is black slime (high nutrients), and sometimes it is yellowish (low nutrients), but this one is probably from medium nutrients.

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  14. Thread: RAIN2

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    Since the RAIN2 (also the RAIN4) has submersible...

    Since the RAIN2 (also the RAIN4) has submersible lights that can be lowered down to the waterline, it frees up all the space above it. And since the optional pole mount for the RAIN2 (included with...
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    Since the RAIN2 (also the RAIN4) has submersible...

    Since the RAIN2 (also the RAIN4) has submersible lights that can be lowered down to the waterline, it frees up all the space above it. And since the optional pole mount for the RAIN2 (included with...
  16. Thread: SURF4x

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    SURF4x packed and ready to harvest. Looks like...

    SURF4x packed and ready to harvest. Looks like two of the four bubble pathways have filled in.

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    Sticky: SURF4x packed and ready to harvest. Looks like...

    SURF4x packed and ready to harvest. Looks like two of the four bubble pathways have filled in.

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  18. SantaMonica application for utility patent for combo chaeto scrubbers

    https://algaescrubber.net/US20210267151A1smf.pdf
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    Sticky: September 24, 2021: Stock update from Santa...

    September 24, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

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

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    2 -...
  20. Thread: HOG.5

    by SantaMonica
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    Peek-A-Boo the red shines through, when you look...

    Peek-A-Boo the red shines through, when you look into the HOG.5

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  21. Thread: HOG1x

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    Small but mighty HOG1x scrubber® growth in saltwater.

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    Sticky: Small but mighty HOG1x scrubber growth in...

    Small but mighty HOG1x scrubber growth in saltwater.

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    This HOG.5 scrubber® is a bit small for filtering this freshwater tank, but plenty big enough to grow fresh food for it.

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    The SURF2 scrubber® takes no space above or below it, so it fits almost anywhere.

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    Sticky: 8290 The Super Guide to Algae Turf...

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    The Super Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers: Part 4

    (part 3 is here: ...
  26. Thread: SURF8

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  27. Thread: HOG3x

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    This is a freshly baked algae casserole. I mean,...

    This is a freshly baked algae casserole. I mean, it's actually the saltwater growth of a HOG3x or 3xx

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  28. Thread: HOG3xx

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    This is a freshly baked algae casserole. I mean,...

    This is a freshly baked algae casserole. I mean, it's actually the saltwater growth of a HOG3x or 3xx

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    This is a freshly baked algae casserole. I mean, it's actually the saltwater growth of a HOG3x or 3xx

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  30. Thread: HOG1

    by SantaMonica
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    This looks like a HOG1 from high nutrient...

    This looks like a HOG1 from high nutrient saltwater. After a few weekly brushings, the dark growth should start turning lighter, and the growth ring should fill in...

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    Sticky: This looks like a HOG1 from high nutrient...

    This looks like a HOG1 from high nutrient saltwater. After a few weekly brushings, the dark growth should start turning lighter, and the growth ring should fill in...

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    Sticky: September 5, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    September 5, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:


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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2
  33. Thread: DROP1.4x

    by SantaMonica
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    DROP1.4x

    The DROP1.4x scrubber® has six high power LED deep red 660nm lights sealed behind the Green Grabber® epoxy rocks:

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    This RAIN2 sets on rails across the top of the...

    This RAIN2 sets on rails across the top of the sump. But as you can see from the size of the drain pipe, the drain could have been the mount instead.

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  35. Thread: RAIN2

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    This RAIN2 sets on rails across the top of the...

    This RAIN2 sets on rails across the top of the sump. But as you can see from the size of the drain pipe, the drain could have been the mount instead.

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    This DROP1.2 scrubber® is over due for a cleaning:

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  37. Thread: RAIN2

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    Another example of a down-in-the-sump RAIN2...

    Another example of a down-in-the-sump RAIN2 install. This one is not down to the waterline, but it could be.

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  38. Thread: SURF4x

    by SantaMonica
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    SURF4x

    This is a low-power mode of the SURF4x. It is a pattern of 6 of the 12 LEDs, connected to one of the power cords. The other 6 LEDs are connected to the other power cord, and when both are plugged in...
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    Sticky: August 22, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    August 22, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:


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

    3 - Pole Mount for RAIN2
  40. Thread: HOG3

    by SantaMonica
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    This anemone tank has a HOG3 or 3x or 3xx on the...

    This anemone tank has a HOG3 or 3x or 3xx on the front of the chaeto compartment in the sump. The light is from the chaeto light, hanging above the sump.

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  41. Thread: HOG3xx

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    This anemone tank has a HOG3 or 3x or 3xx on the...

    This anemone tank has a HOG3 or 3x or 3xx on the front of the chaeto compartment in the sump. The light is from the chaeto light, hanging above the sump.

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  42. Thread: HOG3x

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    This anemone tank has a HOG3 or 3x or 3xx on the...

    This anemone tank has a HOG3 or 3x or 3xx on the front of the chaeto compartment in the sump. The light is from the chaeto light, hanging above the sump.

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    Welcome from Canada, if you can post some pics of...

    Welcome from Canada, if you can post some pics of the tubing or bubbles, with the red light off, that would help.
  44. Thread: HOG3x

    by SantaMonica
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    Multiple scrubber styles for different areas of...

    Multiple scrubber styles for different areas of larger sumps. This also lets you decide what style you like better.

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  45. Thread: SURF4

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    Multiple scrubber styles for different areas of...

    Multiple scrubber styles for different areas of larger sumps. This also lets you decide what style you like better.


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  46. Thread: SURF8

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    This SURF8 or 8x scrubber® has dark slimey strings in both compartments. This is from saltwater (strings are best for salt) and shows how the dark slime is only on the Green Grabber® strings, and not...
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    This SURF8 or 8x scrubber® has dark slimey strings in both compartments. This is from saltwater (strings are best for salt) and shows how the dark slime is only on the Green Grabber® strings, and not...
  48. Thread: RAIN2

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    A reminder that you are never alone when you have...

    A reminder that you are never alone when you have an algae monster nearby...

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    Sticky: A reminder that you are never alone when you have...

    A reminder that you are never alone when you have an algae monster nearby...

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    Here is a small HOG1x scrubber® on the front of a large saltwater sump, growing some live food to be fed later. The red light on the glass does not matter because the sump in in a cabinet.

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