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    Sticky: This is a customer's SURF4 or 4x (or possibly...

    This is a customer's SURF4 or 4x (or possibly half of a SURF8 or 8x) in saltwater. SURF models are best used only for saltwater, because of the strings which fill in the middle section for growth....
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    Yes. https://Hydromentia.com

    Yes. https://Hydromentia.com
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    Sticky: December 8, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    December 8, 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

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    2 -...
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    The whole thing needs brushing off in your sink,...

    The whole thing needs brushing off in your sink, under running water, each week now. Go to 24 hours of light and bubbles too.
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    Contest: Guess what this is

    Time for a neat contest: The person who can guess what new aquarium product this is (and even better, what it does) wins the first one Serial Number 0001

    Actually the first one will be a rough DIY...
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    Welcome from Greece. A photo with the red light...

    Welcome from Greece. A photo with the red light off would help. But yes if the middle has not filled in yet, and if the bubbles are strong and go up the middle, then you can do 18 hours of light.
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    Well it's certainly still low on light compared...

    Well it's certainly still low on light compared to high nutrients, so anything you can do to increase/concentrate the light, or lower the nutrients, will help.
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    Sticky: November 23, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    November 23, 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

    2 -...
  9. Thread: RAIN2

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    View your growth while it's still running... ...

    View your growth while it's still running...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9t7ZSSokgc
  10. Thread: SURF4

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    Our long-running intro vid, which uses a SURF4......

    Our long-running intro vid, which uses a SURF4...

    https://youtu.be/on145oBb_kw
  11. Thread: HOG3xx

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    OK, this is more thick green growth then most...

    OK, this is more thick green growth then most people will get, but this customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater is still fun to look at. This is mostly Ulva Fasciata, which looks like Easter basket...
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    Sticky: OK, this is more thick green growth then most...

    OK, this is more thick green growth then most people will get, but this customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater is still fun to look at. This is mostly Ulva Fasciata, which looks like Easter basket...
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    Sticky: November 10, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    November 10, 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    2 -...
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    Here is a customer's old SURF2x in saltwater....

    Here is a customer's old SURF2x in saltwater. This old model has the old light-frame which did not block the red light from getting out like the current models do. Light is the same though, pure red...
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    Sticky: Here is a customer's old SURF2x in saltwater....

    Here is a customer's old SURF2x in saltwater. This old model has the old light-frame which did not block the red light from getting out like the current models do. Light is the same though, pure red...
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    Winner... Brandon Arellano ...

    Winner... Brandon Arellano



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyv_wxd5AEM

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    2nd place from Marcus McNamara... 7945

    2nd place from Marcus McNamara...

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    Ok the 3rd place entry... from Bobby Foxx... ...

    Ok the 3rd place entry... from Bobby Foxx...

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    Sticky: October 28, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    October 28, 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

    2 -...
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    Welcome from Australia, Good build, growth...

    Welcome from Australia,

    Good build, growth will be good, although dark because the lights are weak. You can run 20+ hours.

    When nutrients come down, growth will be lighter, but may darken...
  21. Thread: SURF4

    by SantaMonica
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    Here is a super packed SURF4 or 4x scrubber® floating in a saltwater sump, and the growth is so thick that you cannot see the Green Grabber® strings or white rocks; you can however see the 4 bubbling...
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    Here is a super packed SURF4 or 4x scrubber® floating in a saltwater sump, and the growth is so thick that you cannot see the Green Grabber® strings or white rocks; you can however see the 4 bubbling...
  23. Thread: HOG3xx

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    This customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater...

    This customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater shows a combination of slime and green hair. The Green Grabber® strings have most of growth, and should be cleaned by scraping the strings with your...
  24. Thread: HOG3

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    This customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater...

    This customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater shows a combination of slime and green hair. The Green Grabber® strings have most of growth, and should be cleaned by scraping the strings with your...
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    Carbon dosing usually does cause growth to go...

    Carbon dosing usually does cause growth to go light, or clear. I have just seen many screens growth more and thicker when they were not so big.
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    I think you mean reduce inorganics. Not organics....

    I think you mean reduce inorganics. Not organics. You want as much organics in the water as possible to feed the corals.

    Why is one side dark? Looks like there is only light on the front side now....
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    Sticky: This customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater...

    This customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater shows a combination of slime and green hair. The Green Grabber® strings have most of growth, and should be cleaned by scraping the strings with your...
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    All of that works well. Algae uses enzymes to...

    All of that works well. Algae uses enzymes to bore into natural silica rock on the beach and reefs, in order to get a strong hold during the waves. So the algae naturally knows what to do with...
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    Sticky: October 13, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    October 13, 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

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    2 -...
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    Halloween Swamp Beast Face Contest

    Contest
    Best Scary Face
    Wins a $250 RAIN2
    Algae Scrubber with two GEM5 lights

    Our example is on the left. Use the right one
    to make your own scary face, then post or email
    it. Winner picked...
  31. Thread: SURF4

    by SantaMonica
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    7933 Comments about all our larger Surf...

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    Comments about all our larger Surf units:


    SURF8x

    "I have a SURF8x and a Pax N24 on the same tank, and I have to de-tune the Surf because it kills the chaeto in the Pax. The Pax is...
  32. Thread: SURF8

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    7932 Comments about all our larger Surf...

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    Comments about all our larger Surf units:


    SURF8x

    "I have a SURF8x and a Pax N24 on the same tank, and I have to de-tune the Surf because it kills the chaeto in the Pax. The Pax is...
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    Sticky: September 27, 2019: Stock update from Santa...

    September 27, 2019: 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

    2 -...
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    Sticky: This is a HOG1x (you can tell by the black LED...

    This is a HOG1x (you can tell by the black LED heat sink at the bottom of the left side) in saltwater. It shows a few interesting things:

    1. The growth is hand-harvestable (in saltwater) once you...
  35. Yes is looking good now.

    Yes is looking good now.
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    Customer's SURF2 or SURF2x floating on a...

    Customer's SURF2 or SURF2x floating on a saltwater display. Can't tell which model without looking at how many red lights there are in the lid though.

    It's a large surface area display, so the...
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    Sticky: Customer's SURF2 or SURF2x floating on a...

    Customer's SURF2 or SURF2x floating on a saltwater display. Can't tell which model without looking at how many red lights there are in the lid though.

    It's a large surface area display, so the...
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    Sticky: September 14, 2019: Stock update from Santa...

    September 14, 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    2 -...
  39. Thread: HOG3

    by SantaMonica
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    Here's a customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in...

    Here's a customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater, looking through the sump glass, with the growth light removed. The Green Grabber® strings are shown touching (and rubbing) the glass, and when...
  40. Thread: HOG3xx

    by SantaMonica
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    Here's a customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in...

    Here's a customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater, looking through the sump glass, with the growth light removed. The Green Grabber® strings are shown touching (and rubbing) the glass, and when...
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    Sticky: Here's a customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in...

    Here's a customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater, looking through the sump glass, with the growth light removed. The Green Grabber® strings are shown touching (and rubbing) the glass, and when...
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    Sticky: August 31, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    August 31, 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

    2 -...
  43. Thread: SURF8

    by SantaMonica
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    Arabic instructions for SURF scrubbers® ?

    http://algaescrubber.net/SURF-Instructions-Arabic.pdf
    http://algaescrubber.net/SURF-Instructions-Arabic.doc

    (Need English?...
  44. Thread: SURF4

    by SantaMonica
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    Arabic instructions for SURF scrubbers®

    http://algaescrubber.net/SURF-Instructions-Arabic.pdf
    http://algaescrubber.net/SURF-Instructions-Arabic.doc

    (Need English?...
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    Arabic instructions for SURF scrubbers®

    http://algaescrubber.net/SURF-Instructions-Arabic.pdf
    http://algaescrubber.net/SURF-Instructions-Arabic.doc

    (Need English?...
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    Arabic SURF instructions

    Got Arabic instructions for SURF scrubbers® ?

    http://algaescrubber.net/SURF-Instructions-Arabic.pdf
    http://algaescrubber.net/SURF-Instructions-Arabic.doc

    (Need English?...
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    It if stops the water, then it will work. But...

    It if stops the water, then it will work. But water will still spread out a bit. Give it a try.
  48. Yes clear does that, and even white will do it...

    Yes clear does that, and even white will do it some.
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    Narrow enough to catch all the light. And any way...

    Narrow enough to catch all the light. And any way to wrap up or seal the open slot is fine; does not have to be adhesive tape.
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    It's just a way of getting the light intensity...

    It's just a way of getting the light intensity higher across the screen, without getting a bigger reflector for the lamp. But it might just fill in by itself as nutrients come down.
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