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    Sticky: June 14, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    June 14, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:


    0 - RAIN4
    3 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    2 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2
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    Sticky: Customer's hand-harvesting of a DROP1.4 scrubber...

    Customer's hand-harvesting of a DROP1.4 scrubber after it has been growing a while. You can't always hand-harvest, but it's neat when you can. And of course, some of the growth could be fed right...
  3. Thread: HOG1x

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  4. Thread: HOG1

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    RAIN2 mounting

    This customer mounted his RAIN2 (tm) scrubber on a 1" grey pvc pipe on the right side, into which he added a 1" bulkhead to attach to the RAIN2 drain. The bottom of the grey pipe has holes for water...
  6. Sticky: Updated, for larger size scrubbers:...

    Updated, for larger size scrubbers:
    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?3770-Customer-comments-of-HOG3xx-HOG3x-HOG3-HOG2x-HOG2-HOG1-3
  7. Thread: HOG1.3

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    Customer comments:...

    Customer comments:
    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?3770-Customer-comments-of-HOG3xx-HOG3x-HOG3-HOG2x-HOG2-HOG1-3
  8. Thread: HOG3

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    Customer comments:...

    Customer comments:
    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?3770-Customer-comments-of-HOG3xx-HOG3x-HOG3-HOG2x-HOG2-HOG1-3
  9. Thread: HOG3x

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    Customer comments:...

    Customer comments:
    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?3770-Customer-comments-of-HOG3xx-HOG3x-HOG3-HOG2x-HOG2-HOG1-3
  10. Thread: HOG2

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    Customer comments:...

    Customer comments:
    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?3770-Customer-comments-of-HOG3xx-HOG3x-HOG3-HOG2x-HOG2-HOG1-3
  11. Thread: HOG3xx

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    Customer comments:...

    Customer comments:
    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?3770-Customer-comments-of-HOG3xx-HOG3x-HOG3-HOG2x-HOG2-HOG1-3
  12. Customer comments of HOG3xx, HOG3x, HOG3, HOG2x, HOG2, HOG1.3

    Here are some customer comments about our larger size HOG scrubbers®. When "scrubber site" is mentioned, it is our AlgaeScruber dot Net forum:

    HOG3xx

    "I purchased the HOG3xx [which is usually...
  13. Thread: RAIN4

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    RAIN4 in sump of 20000 Leagues Under The Sea Tank...

    RAIN4 in sump of 20000 Leagues Under The Sea Tank
    https://youtu.be/qaZuRPu6UPk?t=736

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  14. Thread: RAIN4

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    Customer's RAIN4 waterfall scrubber, set way down...

    Customer's RAIN4 waterfall scrubber, set way down in a saltwater sump, almost touching the waterline. Since the six GEM5 lights inside the dome lid can operate submerged, any water spray or water...
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    Sticky: May 28, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    May 28, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:


    0 - RAIN4
    2 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    2 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2
  16. Thread: HOG3xx

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    Customer's HOG scrubber® which could be a HOG2, 2x, 3, 3x or 3xx, but you can't tell without knowing if there are strings inside, and without knowing how many LED's are in the light. But the growth...
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    Customer's HOG scrubber® which could be a HOG2, 2x, 3, 3x or 3xx, but you can't tell without knowing if there are strings inside, and without knowing how many LED's are in the light. But the growth...
  18. 1 light, until most of the screen holes get...

    1 light, until most of the screen holes get filled in
  19. Ok good, give it another week, and then lightly...

    Ok good, give it another week, and then lightly clean the screen in your sink, then see how it is in another week after that.
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    Customer's DROP.6x in the back of a nano sump...

    Customer's DROP.6x in the back of a nano sump compartment, showing how the red light is blocked. The light looks pink here but is really deep red.


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  21. Thread: HOG2

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    This customer's HOG2 or 2x scrubber® in a freshwater tank was growing very thick on the Green Grabber® white rocky surfaces (left photo), then the growth started growing on the glass where the red...
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    This customer's HOG2 or 2x scrubber® in a freshwater tank was growing very thick on the Green Grabber® white rocky surfaces (left photo), then the growth started growing on the glass where the red...
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    Sticky: May 15, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    May 15, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4
    2 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    1 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 - HOG3xx
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    If the dome was on it, then it probablly stayed...

    If the dome was on it, then it probablly stayed moist enough for much to be alive. So just run it as normal and let any dead stuff fall off.
  25. Thread: HOG3x

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    Updated HOG3x intro video ...

    Updated HOG3x intro video

    https://youtu.be/5UOICHK_lEk


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  26. Keep the same light, so you can see what growth...

    Keep the same light, so you can see what growth pattern fills in. Send a photo of the growth before cleaning.
  27. Welcome. This is a Rain2, not 4. Sounds like you...

    Welcome. This is a Rain2, not 4. Sounds like you have the four-light option.

    There is way too much light. Brush everything clean (including tray and slot), and only plug in 1 light on the top, for...
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    Welcome. When algae let go it's because the roots...

    Welcome. When algae let go it's because the roots are dying from lack of flow or light; so clean more often, including down into the screen holes, and move the lights closer if you can.

    This...
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    SLIP.7 in a waterfall mode

    Here is a SLIP.7 (tm) combo scrubber tucked into a back compartment:

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    HOG2 or 2x scrubber® full of dark or black slime. Slime usually fills in first, and the slime grabs the bulk of the nutrients in the water while the grabbing is easy. But brush that slime out often,...
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    Sticky: April 23, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    April 23, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4
    2 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
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    Yes I think one side of light is good for now;...

    Yes I think one side of light is good for now; turn off the other side.
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    Happy Saturday. I really need a photo of the...

    Happy Saturday. I really need a photo of the screen; lift it out if you can.
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    Blooms does not hurt, no. Yes a scrubber-only...

    Blooms does not hurt, no.

    Yes a scrubber-only tanks can solve the problems.

    Try using light on only 1 side of the screen. Also here is info in new tanks:
    ...
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    Sticky: April 12, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    April 12, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4
    0 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light

    0 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
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    Customer's HOG scrubber® taken out of a saltwater sump. This one would be a HOG3 or 3x or 3xx because the wet side is the same; the difference is in the lights, which you can't see here.

    Some HOG...
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    Welcome. Looks like you need to let it continue...

    Welcome. Looks like you need to let it continue to fill in more before plugging in another light. Most of the screen holes should be filled in.
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    Sticky: This customer's HOG2 or 2x is in freshwater and...

    This customer's HOG2 or 2x is in freshwater and shows some very fine Cladophora growth which looks like green slime:

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    Doing good, thanks. Best way to reduce bubbles is...

    Doing good, thanks. Best way to reduce bubbles is make sure screen touches the water below, so the water does not fall.

    Another way is to put a sheet of clear plastic sandwich wrap (Saran Wrap)...
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    Sticky: March 28, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    March 28, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4
    1 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
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    8155 8156 8157 8158 8159 8160 8161 8162 ...

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    Sticky: March 12, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    March 12, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4
    1 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light

    0 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
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    Here is a HOG2 scrubber® that looks like it came out of saltwater, although it could be freshwater because this slime growth looks the same. The upper section was out of the water, and you can see...
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    Much better. If this pic is 4 days, then do 3...

    Much better. If this pic is 4 days, then do 3 days, and clean the tray too. As nutrients in the water come down, the slime will get less dark, and a bit thicker, and you can add 1 light on the other...
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    Sticky: HOG1x growth lifted up; was growing in a larger...

    HOG1x growth lifted up; was growing in a larger saltwater sump, but is used for free feeding.

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    Looks like too much light. Try 3 lights. And make...

    Looks like too much light. Try 3 lights. And make sure flow is solid across the bottom of the screen. If the same after a week, then do 2 lights on one side, and no lights on the other side.
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    Sticky: February 27, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    February 27, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica Filtration:

    0 - RAIN4
    1 - RAIN2 with 4 GEM5 lights
    1 - RAIN2 with 2 GEM5 lights
    0 - RAIN2 with 1 GEM5 light

    1 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
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    Sticky: New Tanks with New Scrubbers

    Many people start out their new saltwater tanks with a new scrubber, which is fine, but they do not understand why the rocks and sand start developing growth (usually brown coatings) first, before...
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    Sticky: HOG3 or 3x or 3xx from a saltwater sump. Looks...

    HOG3 or 3x or 3xx from a saltwater sump. Looks like the water level in the sump was very very low (the green part), or the air outlet hole at the top was blocked which caused the unit to fill with...
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    Sticky: 8132 This guideline covers sizing:...

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    This guideline covers sizing:
    http://www.santa-monica.cc/Which-one_p_63.html

    And these videos cover usage, placement, etc:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/SantaMonicaMale/playlists
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