+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 21

Thread: HOG3

  1. #11
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Posts
    10,139
    Customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in a well-seasoned saltwater tank. Growth like this is not common on new tanks with new rocks, which normally get more of a light brown slime to do the filtering. Air tubing at the bottom should be kept brushed clean:

    Click image for larger version

Name:	UasOlysiOnUR-1.jpg
Views:	169
Size:	90.4 KB
ID:	7851

  2. #12
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Posts
    10,139
    Click image for larger version

Name:	mayara hog3.jpg
Views:	157
Size:	80.6 KB
ID:	7875

  3. #13
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Posts
    10,139
    Here's a customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater, looking through the sump glass, with the growth light removed. The Green Grabber® strings are shown touching (and rubbing) the glass, and when bubbles are rapid this has the effect of cleaning growth off of the glass so that more light gets through.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	RichardNeal-1.jpg
Views:	162
Size:	43.7 KB
ID:	7925

  4. #14
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Posts
    10,139
    This customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx in saltwater shows a combination of slime and green hair. The Green Grabber® strings have most of growth, and should be cleaned by scraping the strings with your fingers. The Green Grabber rock textures can be brushed in a sink, but don't brush the strings because your brush will get stuck in them.

    For freshwater, the HOG models without strings are best because freshwater only grows super slimey Spirogyro species, and must always be brushed in your sink because it's not thick enough to pull out by hand. So by not having strings, you don't have worry about your brush getting stuck in strings...

    Click image for larger version

Name:	RodCampbell-1.jpg
Views:	157
Size:	88.8 KB
ID:	7936

  5. #15
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Posts
    10,139
    Customer's HOG3 or 3x or 3xx scrubber® in saltwater showing green hair algae attachment to the Green Grabber® strings. Sometimes growth attaches more to the Green Grabber® rocks (slime does this) and sometimes attaches more to the strings, like this one. One note about this particular growth, is that it is very light green color, meaning it needs more iron (just like spinach). So you could feed more nori seaweed, or dose some iron, or just double your feeding.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	UasSundarreefsOnIG-2-text.jpg
Views:	123
Size:	79.9 KB
ID:	8001

  6. #16
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Posts
    10,139

  7. #17
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Posts
    10,139
    Dark slime in a HOG3 or 3x or 3xx from a saltwater tank. Once again it's important to remember that dark slime filters the best. It holds the most nutrients, but must be brushed cleaned more often (3 to 5 days).

    Click image for larger version

Name:	UasTristanStoelb-1.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	78.7 KB
ID:	8240

  8. #18
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Posts
    10,139
    Update: Since the Fusion 700 air pump is no longer available, the Danner AP-4 is now recommended for most scrubbers, except the SURF4 or 4x which can use a Danner AP-8, and the SURF8 which needs a large single-outlet pump.

    Note that all HOG and DROP models have 1 air inlet, therefore the 2 outlets of the Danner AP-4 pump can be combined into 1 with a "T" or "Y" fitting, and this will give you a lot of air which can still be reduced with the control knob. If you don't want to combine the outlets, then the smaller Danner AP-3 pump has only 1 outlet, but it also does not have a control knob.

    https://www.dannermfg.com/supreme-ox...lume-air-pumps

  9. #19
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Posts
    10,139
    Here's an update on what some people do in crowded sumps: Put 2 scrubbers side by side. In this case, it's 2 larger HOG scrubbers®. This has the advantage of letting you clean/harvest one, while letting the other one continue to grow/filter.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	UasMattJohnson-1.jpg
Views:	14
Size:	62.3 KB
ID:	8250

  10. #20
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Santa Monica, CA, USA
    Posts
    10,139
    Everyone clap for Cladophora (species). This can grow in salt or fresh, and tends to be a bit thicker in salt, as shown here. This could feed several large fish for a few days.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	UasJimStime-4.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	97.5 KB
ID:	8254

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts