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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

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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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    Sticky: November 24, 2018: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    November 24, 2018: 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 -...
  10. HOG3 first three cleanings in saltwater test tank

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    HOG3 first three cleanings in saltwater:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xS4AmENUC4

    Watch how growth fills in, from slime on the first cleaning, to thick green on the third cleaning...
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    Brush it clean now, and clean out the screen...

    Brush it clean now, and clean out the screen holes. Also if you can, put a white piece of plastic behind the screen, to reflect light to the back side.

    You have enough LED, yes.
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    Time to brush the screen clean. Is it growing...

    Time to brush the screen clean. Is it growing more now?
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    It is a mineral supplement I'm testing to see if...

    It is a mineral supplement I'm testing to see if it helps growth, like you were getting in your Surf.
  14. Nice growth sequence of customer's RAIN2, which...

    Nice growth sequence of customer's RAIN2, which would be similar on a larger RAIN4. The growth ring starts in the beginning, and enables water flow and light to reach the middle of the screen so that...
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    Sticky: November 17, 2018: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    November 17, 2018: 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 -...
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    I mean, when operating, the bubbles are on the...

    I mean, when operating, the bubbles are on the left side.
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    Sticky: This customer's SURF8 is growing nice, and sits...

    This customer's SURF8 is growing nice, and sits in a large sump outside his house. The picture of the red light is one of the two lights on the SURF8. Note the salt on top of the lights; the lights...
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    Related to salt creep, is corrosion creep....

    Related to salt creep, is corrosion creep. Because the metal case of the bolt-on lights is aluminum, it can corrode slowly (even in freshwater) where the seal is located, especially at the top of the...
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    Sounds like too much light, for a new screen....

    Sounds like too much light, for a new screen. Cover half the lights with a black cloth, and check growth in 1 week.
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    Sticky: November 11, 2018: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    November 11, 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

    1 -...
  21. Typical progression. Nutrients in the water have...

    Typical progression. Nutrients in the water have come down, and there is less to absorb. Yes nitrate might be limiting phosphate, but instead of adding nitrate just double your feeding... probably...
  22. Welcome from Australia, The light is just too...

    Welcome from Australia,

    The light is just too strong, compared to the amount of nutrients in the water, and the limited growth on the screen to absorb the light. The reason for growth at the...
  23. GEM5 customer comments: "Working great Thank...

    GEM5 customer comments:

    "Working great Thank you!" -- Damon Dyche, Ames, Iowa, USA

    "These light and Green Grabber screen are really amazing" -- Vitza on the AlgaeScrubber.net site.

    "These...
  24. GEM5 high power underwater refugium, algae scrubber, reactor and hydroponic light: 5 real watts EACH

    Super easy placement of GEM5 lights, even in the wettest locations like this waterfall "scrubber in a bucket" modeled after our very first bucket scrubber in 2008:

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    Sticky: November 4, 2018: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    November 4, 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
  26. Glad you like it. Just leave it the way it is; it...

    Glad you like it. Just leave it the way it is; it should fill in nicely.
  27. Welcome. Looks like you have a Green Grabber...

    Welcome.

    Looks like you have a Green Grabber screen in the pipe slot, and the bucket is a white plastic one covered with foil tape to keep the light inside.

    Since you are running in freshwater,...
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    Sticky: This customer's SURF2 or 2x or 2xx shows a mix of...

    This customer's SURF2 or 2x or 2xx shows a mix of cyano, white slime, and some green slime. Might be some green hair in there also. All of this absorbs nutrients out of the water. Especially the...
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    Sticky: Customer's DROP1.4 scrubber in saltwater. Note...

    Customer's DROP1.4 scrubber in saltwater. Note the LEDs are strong enough to penetrate through the growth, so they never get grown over. Also note the strings help fill in the middle section with...
  30. Growth Rings to the rescue... The LED lamps in...

    Growth Rings to the rescue...

    The LED lamps in Santa Monica scrubbers (such as the GEM5 lights on the RAIN, and the sealed LEDs in the DROP) are strong enough to create "growth rings" on the algae...
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    For people not familiar with salt creep (maybe...

    For people not familiar with salt creep (maybe you only have freshwater), it gets into everything. Any crack, surface, or other area inside a sump will eventually get at least a light coating of salt...
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    Sticky: October 26, 2018: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    October 26, 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
  33. Thread: RAIN4

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    RAIN4 unboxing by Devon Reef Dudes: ...

    RAIN4 unboxing by Devon Reef Dudes:

    https://youtu.be/2wx-CmIoJKY

    Algae scrubbers, otherwise known as "chaeto killers" because of the high filtering capacity compared to chaeto reactors, have...
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    Too much light. Cover 3/4 of the light until...

    Too much light. Cover 3/4 of the light until white surfaces get growth and are no longer white.
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    Sticky: October 19, 2018: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    October 19, 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
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    Ok post a picture of the unit operating, and also...

    Ok post a picture of the unit operating, and also of the white surfaces in regular white light.
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    Welcome. Why the airstone; what happened to...

    Welcome.

    Why the airstone; what happened to the airline bubbler?
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    Ok clean the screen and tray every 4 days for...

    Ok clean the screen and tray every 4 days for now. I'll send a mineral supplement that I'm working on, to see if it affects it.
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    Are you cleaning the whole screen both sides, and...

    Are you cleaning the whole screen both sides, and the tray? The last pics look like they have not been cleaned and pods are eating holes, or it's letting go.
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    Test for silicates? Test from top-off water?

    Test for silicates? Test from top-off water?
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    What is the black? Is it black gravel?

    What is the black? Is it black gravel?
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    Scrubbers (algae) do not remove much of the...

    Scrubbers (algae) do not remove much of the silicates. I am surprised you have diatoms with the low N and P. Usually diatoms go away first. Maybe you have high silicates in your top-off water.

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    HOG2 gets unboxed by Reef Review in Australia:...

    HOG2 gets unboxed by Reef Review in Australia:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnMk4BSAJhw
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    Sticky: October 6, 2018: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    October 6, 2018: 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
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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 growth progression after a cleaning, with the growth starting on the strings first and then filling in the Green Grabber® rocky textures....
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    Ok will be looking forward to the growth pics.

    Ok will be looking forward to the growth pics.
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    Welcome, Most people just remove a section of...

    Welcome,

    Most people just remove a section of the black covering on the back compartment, and use a Hog scrubber there. A Drop could also fit if the thickness of the compartment is 3 inches or...
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    Sticky: Customer's sump shows a typical placement of one...

    Customer's sump shows a typical placement of one of our HOG scrubbers® slightly above the waterline. In this position, bubbles (and saltspray if saltwater) are removed, and only air comes out of the...
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    Sticky: Sept 28, 2018: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    Sept 28, 2018: 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

    2 - SURF8
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    As an electrical engineer (BSEE), people like me...

    As an electrical engineer (BSEE), people like me are sometimes asked to be expert witnesses in court cases about electrical safety liability. In the USA, electrical safety is tested, and accepted...
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