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    Question about harvesting/cleaning scrubber?

    So I read SantaMonica's? website somewhere. Where he gives a guide on how to clean your scrubber.

    So I tried just running my hands over the screen, and nothing was really coming off.
    So I used the falling water out of the faucet, to wash it off. And it worked great, but it washed too much off I think.

    Because when I clean my screen, I don't want to remove a lot of the algae right? I want to keep the holes covered, correct?
    Anyway this is what it looks like:







    If nothing comes off when I use my hands do I just leave it be? I'm confused. I mean my screen is pretty rough. And where it's smooth (up top) nothing grows.
    But when I used the falling water on the algae, it rinsed off in HUGE clumps.

    Maybe I let it grow too long before harvesting? It was a LOT of algae that came off.

    Let me know whatcha think.

    Thanks,
    Chris

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    Clean most of it off. And clean off all black stuff.

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    Hmm, so parts of the screen showing is fine?

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    Yes.

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    Thanks sir. I find your information in other places around the big internet lol.

    I'm sure the details are here too. I usually just google my questions, and go through the top few links.

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    FW grows longer, hairlike strands and it does grow fast from what I've heard. Scrape it off with a pot scraper, one of those plastic ones. For the top/smooth area scrub it with a brush, my favorite is a grout cleaning brush, very stiff bristles.

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