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    My new Santa Monica RAIN2 Algae Scrubber

    I installed it on my 50gal cube, its running off its own 300GPH pump, the design of this scrubber is just genius it is compact and waterproof and safe, that means if fits right into the sump and that was perfect for me since i do have limited space, i can not imagine going with any of the other bulky ones as it wouldn't fit anywhere. And its also super silent.

    I tested my water here is the results.

    P04: 0.12
    N03: 25

    I do have a GHA issue in my tank right now, so im doing a blackout at the same time hoping to kill off the GHA in the DT and hopefully starting to grow in the scrubber. Im currently running 2 light 24 hours.
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    DAY 2, I think i see something starting to happen at the corners.

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    DAY 5. I was told by Santa Monica not to run the light 24 hours, so now im running them only 18 on and 6 off. Im not sure whats growing on the screen it doent look like a green color but lets wait and see i guess.

    I will test my water soon and update the water parameters.

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    Unplug 1 light, and use just the other 1 light for the next 10 days. Should fill in nicely.

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    why is it that 1 light make more algae grow?

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    The light is too strong on a white screen. After growth covers the white with darker colors, it can handle more light.

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    DAY 6: Has increased a bit.
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    DAY 9: Not sure whats going on here. Need some help. Im getting some gray and back and rust color at the corners. I did add some activated carbon to the tank think that has anything to do with it?

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    Looks normal, just let it fill in. Once most of the holes are filled in, plug in the second light.

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    I still run both lights 18/6.

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