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    Technique for getting stronger hold on the glass: Rough up the contact points of the covers with a file. The covers have a gloss coating that is slippery, and if you remove it and leave file marks on both covers where they touch the glass, they hold much better.

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    I just added to HOG.5 to my 28 g. nano cube 4 days ago. I have not seen any green on my screen yet even though I did rub some algae on there before starting. I have not seen any reduction or death with the GHA, red hair/turf algae, green turf or cyno yet. I’m running the LED for 8.5 hours per day.

    Should I start to feed my tank more now or wait until the algae in my display is gone? Or the scrubber is full? Or never start to feed more?

    My cube has 3 small fish, 5 snails, softies, 2 RBTA, a couple LPS and one SPS. I don’t feed even close to ½ cube per day. I probably feed the equivalent of 1/8 cube per day or less.

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    with any scrubber, wait until you get a mature screen before changing anything. That's likely several weeks.

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    I added a HOG.5 to my 28 g. nano one week ago. The screen is not green yet. Should I wait to increase my light past 8.5 hours per day until I see green or should I increase some now since it's been a week?

    The HOG.5 instructions say..."A good starting point is 8 hours per day for your first week. Once the middle of the screen is no longer white, increase the hours by 2 per day the next."

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    Is there any growth?

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    No growth yet. Screen is still white.

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    Let it go 14 days and post a pic.

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    Is this the type of algae you want to grow in UAS (see photo)??

    Is this the type of algae you most want to grow in a UAS? This is a photo of a piece in my tank before I'm going to pull it out and do a peroxide treatment on it. It is about 1" tall right now.

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    Any growth in a scrubber is good. And green is better.

    Don't pull growth off; let it fade away on it's own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaMonica View Post
    Don't pull growth off; let it fade away on it's own.
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    Does leaving the algae in the display help the scrubber to grow faster OR is it just a good way to prove when the scrubber starts to work?

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