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  1. 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.
  5. Thread: HOG3x

    by SantaMonica
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    Updated HOG3x intro video ...

    Updated HOG3x intro video

    https://youtu.be/5UOICHK_lEk


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  6. 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.
  7. 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 ...

    8155 8156 8157 8158 8159 8160 8161 8162 8163 8164 8165 8166 8185 8186 8187 8188 8189 8190 8191 8192
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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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    All our upflow algae scrubbers® stay underwater all the time, so if the power goes out, the algae stays alive for a long time. And you can just let the fish eat the growth, so that you don't add new...
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    One way to mount GEM5® lights to the side of a DIY waterfall scrubber box. Although the lights come with suction cups that would also work, this box is narrow and the lights put out more PAR (up to...
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    Sticky: February 13, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    February 13, 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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
  34. Thread: HOG3xx

    by SantaMonica
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    HOG3 or 3x or 3xx scrubber® showing what sometimes happens in very high nutrient water: Very dark/black slime oily growth has trouble holding on, and lets go, leaving white spots. The Green Grabber®...
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    Sticky: Customers DROP1.4x from saltwater, with unusually...

    Customers DROP1.4x from saltwater, with unusually thick Cladophora growth all over, including on the Green Grabber® surfaces on the door. This growth is easily pulled out with your hands.

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    Beta test version available... ...

    Beta test version available...

    https://www.santa-monica.cc/SLIP7-nano-chaeto-reactor-waterfall-scrubber-upflow-scrubber_p_101.html
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    Sticky: January 29, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

    January 29, 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

    0 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
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    Sticky: Customer's DROP1.2x from a saltwater tank. Lots...

    Customer's DROP1.2x from a saltwater tank. Lots of slime, pulling out lots of nutrients, but needs brushing more often. Every 3 to 5 days probably. Also note the light brown spots where the strong...
  40. GEM5 light attached with suction cups to one side...

    GEM5 light attached with suction cups to one side of a DIY waterfall scrubber. Could also be submerged in an upflow scrubber.

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    Sticky: Customer's SURF2 or 2x or 2xx filled in. This is...

    Customer's SURF2 or 2x or 2xx filled in. This is with the water drained out. It is very thick and could be pulled out with your fingers.


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  42. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    Ring!...

    Ring!
    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?3713-Growth-Rings

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    Ring ! ...

    Ring !
    http://algaescrubber.net/forums/showthread.php?3713-Growth-Rings

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    Sticky: Ring ! 8120

    Ring !

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    Sticky: January 15, 2021: Stock update from Santa Monica...

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

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

    2 - Pole Mount for RAIN2

    1 -...
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    Now taking initial orders; will be a week or two...

    Now taking initial orders; will be a week or two to ship
    https://www.santa-monica.cc/SLIP7_p_101.html
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    Sticky: Customer's SURF2 or 2x filling in 8117

    Customer's SURF2 or 2x filling in

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  48. Thread: SURF4

    by SantaMonica
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    SURF4 next to a RAIN2 8115

    SURF4 next to a RAIN2

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  49. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    RAIN2 next to a SURF4 8114

    RAIN2 next to a SURF4

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  50. Thread: RAIN2

    by SantaMonica
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    Customer's RAIN2 (tm) scrubber with the LED dome...

    Customer's RAIN2 (tm) scrubber with the LED dome lid taken off, and installed at the sump waterline of a saltwater tank. This installation is dead silent since the water has zero drop out of the...
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