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    Hey SM, I noticed that your HOG.5 UAS has only 1 LED now and you say it is better matched to the screen size. What LED are you using now?

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    Yes most people were burning the screen with 2 leds. It's a 3 watt 660nm.

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    If anyone has this new single LED HOG.5 UAS, can you post some pics of your growth?

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    Day 29 Photo attached. Is it time to clean the screen yet?

    If so, do you brush it with toothbrush and rinse all of the algae off or try to leave some on there.

    I'm up to 16 hours of light for the last few days.

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    Yes clean all the dark stuff off, but it's starting to burn so 16 is enough for now. Could add iron, and more bubbles would help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaMonica View Post
    Yes clean all the dark stuff off, but it's starting to burn so 16 is enough for now. Could add iron, and more bubbles would help.
    Are you saying to scrape and rinse the whole thing OR try to only scrape off the dark stuff (if so, how do you do this?)

    Thank you for all of your help so far!

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    Use a toothbrush to get all off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaMonica View Post
    Use a toothbrush to get all off.
    I just cleaned my screen for the first time with water and a toothbrush and I was surprised how strong the algae was attached to the screen and how some of the algae needed a firm scrubbing to get off. I brushed it for a minute or so on both sides and got it pretty clean but there was still some green on the screen and in the holes. I stopped brushing because I figured the green that was left would help it get started again.

    We'll see how the second session of growth goes. I'm hoping to get some more longer, hairlike algae (but any algae export seems like a good thing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SantaMonica View Post
    Yes most people were burning the screen with 2 leds. It's a 3 watt 660nm.
    Any ideas of a safe way to reduce burning with the two LED models like sanding the LEDs to diffuse the light more?

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    Less hours. Keep the screen against the back cover. Get lots of flow through it. Add iron. Let grow more days.

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