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    If the screen can fit, there is probably enough...

    If the screen can fit, there is probably enough room, because water goes through the holes. But 3mm width is good.
  2. Turn off the side with less algae. When the holes...

    Turn off the side with less algae. When the holes are full, turn it back on.
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    Brush all the yellow off. It won't be as clean as...

    Brush all the yellow off. It won't be as clean as it looks.
  4. Turn off. It would have progressed much faster if...

    Turn off. It would have progressed much faster if you did that from the start.
  5. Still too bright for 2 lights. I'd do one light.

    Still too bright for 2 lights. I'd do one light.
  6. Example of not harvesting soon enough

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    Too much light for low nutrients with a new...

    Too much light for low nutrients with a new screen. Looks like they are the bottom lights. Brush all the yellow off of the screen, and clean the tray and slot too. Run just 1 top light for 10 days,...
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    Welcome, Is basic over-lighting. How many...

    Welcome,

    Is basic over-lighting. How many lights does your Rain have, and how many are plugged in?
  9. Thread: HOG3

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    Michel Claro's HOG3: 7700

    Michel Claro's HOG3:

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    About 200gph, good for up to 6" of slot.

    About 200gph, good for up to 6" of slot.
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    Sticky: This is a nice Holiday-colored growth; this...

    This is a nice Holiday-colored growth; this customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater has green slime on the outer portion, and red slime in the middle portion. This is very rare, because green...
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    Sticky: January 13, 2019: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    January 13, 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

    2 -...
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    My understanding is that UK/EU sellers are...

    My understanding is that UK/EU sellers are required to have proof of safety certification of the entire product before selling or distributing it. This requirement does not exist in the U.S.,...
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    Yes that is very, very little flow.

    Yes that is very, very little flow.
  15. No just let it fill in until most of the holes...

    No just let it fill in until most of the holes are filled, probably another few days, then plug in the second light. The roots are still attaching to the screen for the first time.
  16. Just let it fill in. The first coating of growth...

    Just let it fill in. The first coating of growth of any screen takes the most time, from 2 weeks to a month, depending on chemistry. After all the holes in the screen are filled in, turn on the...
  17. Thread: RAIN4

    by SantaMonica
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    Pole mount unboxing and partial install:...

    Pole mount unboxing and partial install:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPgHmc-nZOs

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  18. Need to get TDS fixed first, to 002 or 001 or...

    Need to get TDS fixed first, to 002 or 001 or best 000

    If excess silicates are there, it can allow bright green diatoms to form, which don't get thick, and don't hold on well... they just wash off.
  19. What is phosphate, and have you measured...

    What is phosphate, and have you measured silicates? Do you know the TDS of your top-off water?
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    Sticky: Fresh new year gets a post of a winter indoor...

    Fresh new year gets a post of a winter indoor freshwater koi pond:

    Customer's SURF8 that he converted to freshwater by adding roughed screens inside the compartments; the strings that SURF's come...
  21. Use 1 light. Mag is not an issue and you do not...

    Use 1 light. Mag is not an issue and you do not need to think about it, unless you want to reduce it which is fine.
  22. Seems fine, although a bit too much light.

    Seems fine, although a bit too much light.
  23. Great to hear. The corals really stand out on the...

    Great to hear. The corals really stand out on the white sand.
  24. Ok then just let them both run another week.

    Ok then just let them both run another week.
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    You mean the screen length left 2" of open slot?

    You mean the screen length left 2" of open slot?
  26. Looks normal, just let it fill in. Once most of...

    Looks normal, just let it fill in. Once most of the holes are filled in, plug in the second light.
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    Sticky: December 28, 2018: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    December 28, 2018: 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 -...
  28. Boundary layer is the reason: ...

    Boundary layer is the reason:

    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?274-Boundary-Layer

    Yes you can use a venturi, although bigger bubbles from an open/sliced airline are better than...
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    Updated

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  30. The light is too strong on a white screen. After...

    The light is too strong on a white screen. After growth covers the white with darker colors, it can handle more light.
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    Welcome back. The overflow version will work, if...

    Welcome back. The overflow version will work, if enough light. And the waterfall probably does need more wattage as you said, but might as well use what you have now. Besides, can't get too much more...
  32. Welcome, Yes chaeto is nice to look at, but is...

    Welcome,

    Yes chaeto is nice to look at, but is a weak filter because it's mostly cellulose and non-photosynthetic. And it's highly self shading too. Which is why cheato needs so much larger...
  33. Unplug 1 light, and use just the other 1 light...

    Unplug 1 light, and use just the other 1 light for the next 10 days. Should fill in nicely.
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    Sticky: December 22, 2018: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    December 22, 2018: 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

    1 -...
  35. RAIN2 holiday colors! 7657

    RAIN2 holiday colors!

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  36. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    RAIN2 holiday colors! 7656

    RAIN2 holiday colors!

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  37. Thread: RAIN4

    by SantaMonica
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    Instructions: ...

    Instructions:

    http://algaescrubber.net/RAIN-Instructions.pdf

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    Sticky: November 15, 2018: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    November 15, 2018: 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 -...
  39. Just make a shade that covers the first half inch...

    Just make a shade that covers the first half inch of the top of the screen. Can be a larger pipe over the smaller pipe, or plastic strips glued next to the slot.
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    Looking great!

    Looking great!
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    Sticky: Customer's SURF2 which can be seen in the third...

    Customer's SURF2 which can be seen in the third photo in the round circle in the sump area...

    "Here is pictures of my Only SPS system in KUWAIT, My system is running without any refugiums, chaeto...
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    "Here is pictures of my Only SPS system in...

    "Here is pictures of my Only SPS system in KUWAIT, My system is running without any refugiums, chaeto reactors, Biopellets or any NO3 reduction dosing.. but running only with Surf2 algae scrubber,...
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    Sticky: Customer's SURF2 or 2x or 2xx in saltwater. This...

    Customer's SURF2 or 2x or 2xx in saltwater. This is a mix of some green hair, and some slime. It's not the most growth you can get, and it's not filling up too much here, but it's still filtering a...
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    Sticky: November 7, 2018: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    November 7, 2018: 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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    Perfect.

    Perfect.
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    Some people will say, "These lights are safe,...

    Some people will say, "These lights are safe, because they were made for outdoor use in the rain".

    First of all, this is assuming that the lights were put together correctly in the first place....
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    Sticky: Customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in a back...

    Customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in a back compartment, at night. Gives a pleasant red glow.

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    Sticky: November 30, 2018: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    November 30, 2018: 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

    1 -...
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    Let's see the growth, in regular white light.

    Let's see the growth, in regular white light.
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    Very nice. Try to get bubbles on entire screen.

    Very nice. Try to get bubbles on entire screen.
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