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    Sticky: Customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater, with...

    Customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater, with very light colored growth. Just like vegetables, darker growth means more iron is in the growth, and other nutrients too; so you can add iron to the...
  2. What we're doing next for All-In-One nano waterfall scrubbers

    https://patents.google.com/patent/US20170183614A1/en?oq=20170183614

    Figure 18A
    Figure 18B

    We designed it years ago for JBJ and Biocube nano compartments, and it also fits nicely into the new...
  3. Thread: RAIN4

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    Our newest scrubber model... 7818

    Our newest scrubber model...

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    Sticky: NOTE2: This calculator might help, if it is still...

    NOTE2: This calculator might help, if it is still working:
    https://docs.zoho.com/sheet/published.do?rid=b0tmj6d91ce368ee542aba6b2b670ae00412b
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    Sticky: May 10, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    May 10, 2019: 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

    1 - HOG3xx
  6. Thread: RAIN2

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    "My 2-light version of the Rain2 has been working...

    "My 2-light version of the Rain2 has been working phenomenal I think it’s one of the best money spent on my tank, finally I keep control of my nitrates and phosphates, appreciate it and thanks for...
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    "My 2-light version of the Rain2 has been working...

    "My 2-light version of the Rain2 has been working phenomenal I think it’s one of the best money spent on my tank, finally I keep control of my nitrates and phosphates, appreciate it and thanks for...
  8. Sticky: 1 year warranty now on all Santa Monica Filtration products

    1 year warranty now on all Santa Monica Filtration products, for the original purchaser.

    Owner's manuals and description pages may not be up to date with this however.

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    Yes once a growth ring has filled in, you go use...

    Yes once a growth ring has filled in, you go use more hours of light.
  10. Smithsonian Institute interview with Walter Adey

    https://www.si.edu/sidedoor/ep-4-mean-green-water-cleaning-machine
  11. Another lake being cleaned with a scrubber

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27LGJiP1d18


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27LGJiP1d18
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    Growth before harvest, of similar SURF2xx:...

    Growth before harvest, of similar SURF2xx:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmA7ZxpO7uE
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    Ok, the winner is.... Jeff Bednarek: "Looks...

    Ok, the winner is....

    Jeff Bednarek:
    "Looks like output holes got clogged and exposed too much air to the top half. Then the lights cooked the moist algae in the air pocket"
    Clay, NY, USA
    ...
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    Now I would like to point out an even more...

    Now I would like to point out an even more dangerous light: the open-metal-frame indoor plant grow light. The "waterproof" lights I covered above are bad enough, but now people are starting to...
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    You could try putting some triangle acrylic...

    You could try putting some triangle acrylic strips on the light, to diffract the light sideways.
  16. Sticky: The Super Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers: Part 2 ...

    The Super Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers: Part 2

    By Santa Monica Filtration

    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=7807&stc=1

    Now let’s get into the first question that...
  17. Thread: HOG3

    by SantaMonica
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    Here is a bunch of Cladophora algae (it grows in...

    Here is a bunch of Cladophora algae (it grows in both fresh and saltwater) in a customer's HOG2 or 3 or 3x or 3xx. Since you can't see if strings are under the growth, you can't tell what model...
  18. Thread: HOG2

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    Here is a bunch of Cladophora algae (it grows in...

    Here is a bunch of Cladophora algae (it grows in both fresh and saltwater) in a customer's HOG2 or 3 or 3x or 3xx. Since you can't see if strings are under the growth, you can't tell what model...
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    Sticky: April 22, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    April 22, 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

    1 -...
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    Sticky: Here is a bunch of Cladophora algae (it grows in...

    Here is a bunch of Cladophora algae (it grows in both fresh and saltwater) in a customer's HOG2 or 3 or 3x or 3xx. Since you can't see if strings are under the growth, you can't tell what model...
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    Also if you can back the lights up, they will...

    Also if you can back the lights up, they will spread out more.
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    Yea most growth is going to be in front of the...

    Yea most growth is going to be in front of the light, so for that wide screen you will need at least 2 more lights (total of 4) and maybe 4 more (total of 6).
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    Still time to enter...

    Still time to enter...
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    Corals feed 24 hours, especially at night. So in...

    Corals feed 24 hours, especially at night. So in effect you removing all their food. All skimmate is coral food.

    Green growth on the glass does mean low nutrients near the glass. But brown sps...
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    Welcome. Brown sps is usually high nutrients...

    Welcome.

    Brown sps is usually high nutrients in the water. You have no export except the little water change, so this is expected. And you are remove the coral food with the skimmer and water...
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    Contest Time! Win a new HOG3

    Contest Time!
    Win a new HOG3



    Can you figure out what happened to this HOG3 upflow scrubber? It was brand new when installed, but the user did something which caused this to happen (see...
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    Sticky: April 7, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    April 7, 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    0 - SURF8
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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...
  29. Thread: SURF4

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    Here is a photo of the growth of the SURF4 posted...

    Here is a photo of the growth of the SURF4 posted above:

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    Sticky: This SURF4 was floated in the display of a reef...

    This SURF4 was floated in the display of a reef (so no sump was needed). Most people do put SURF models in the sump, but the display is still an option, which it is not with a waterfall.

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  31. Very nice to hear. Will be looking for the nps...

    Very nice to hear. Will be looking for the nps and scrubber update :)
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    Series #2 https://youtu.be/D9JKRfTD6Ys

    Series #2

    https://youtu.be/D9JKRfTD6Ys
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    Sticky: March 24, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    March 24, 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

    0 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 - SURF8
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    Sticky: This saltwater customer's SURF2 or 2x is growing...

    This saltwater customer's SURF2 or 2x is growing and filtering well, but notice the yellow in the middle. This is where there are fewer air bubbles because this SURF model has two bubble entrances;...
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    Grow baby grow :)

    Grow baby grow :)
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    Sticky: March 14, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    March 14, 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

    1 - SURF8
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    No the display is not a factor here. But do a...

    No the display is not a factor here. But do a good brushing of the screen and tray, and check back in another week.
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    Wait until you have harvested 5 full screens,...

    Wait until you have harvested 5 full screens, then turn off skimmer.
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    That's one way. Will give more food particles to...

    That's one way. Will give more food particles to the corals too. But wait until you've had several full harvests, so you know how it works.
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    I see you already got it, Yes it is shipping...

    I see you already got it, Yes it is shipping tomorrow.
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    You won't see the copepods... too small. Anyway...

    You won't see the copepods... too small. Anyway you can reduce your other filtering now so the screen can get thicker.
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    This is better, yes. But for manufacturers, you...

    This is better, yes. But for manufacturers, you can never depend on what the customer will do. They may set the 12v supply next to their sump and easily spill water on it, thus shorting the line to...
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    Looks great. Probably should clean more often...

    Looks great. Probably should clean more often though. And if you want you can brush the growth out of the holes.

    Are you using all 4 lights? And did you use the mineral supplement?

    And what...
  44. Thread: SURF8

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    SURF8 quick harvest on saltwater reef pond: ...

    SURF8 quick harvest on saltwater reef pond:


    https://youtu.be/L8zwmLwtKew

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    Sticky: SURF8 quick harvest on saltwater reef pond: ...

    SURF8 quick harvest on saltwater reef pond:

    https://youtu.be/L8zwmLwtKew

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    Sticky: February 25, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    February 25, 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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    Coming Soon: HOG2x for freshwater

    Coming soon to freshwater: HOG2x scrubber® with Xtra light for nitrate over 50 ppm. And Green Grabber® rocky surfaces to hold on to freshwater slime growth.

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    Ok you are finally at the your first filled-in...

    Ok you are finally at the your first filled-in stage. The round spots are pods eating. And the spray is typical of a waterfall that has full growth.

    Pods are always eating, but when the growth is...
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    That tank had a peristaltic "enteral" medical...

    That tank had a peristaltic "enteral" medical pump that fed a few milliliters of blended food each hour. The hard part is keeping the food cold so it does not spoil. I used a wine cooler, but a...
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    Welcome from Germany, The new one will have...

    Welcome from Germany,

    The new one will have seagrass?

    Also, the HOG3 is attached on the front of the sump?
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