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Upflow Algae Scrubbers® From Santa Monica Filtration®

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It is great to be able to present our upflow algae scrubbers here. The whole algae scrubber concept is new to most people, so don't feel left out if you don't get it at first. The biology is simple though: All the lakes, and all the oceans, are filtered by algae. So if you can grow the algae on purpose, where you want, and when you want, then it will absorb (filter) all the bad things out of the water, thus reducing or eliminating water changes and/or the other filters you may be using. Then you just throw the algae away, or feed some to your animals! So here are the different upflow algae scrubbers available:



The DROP.2 ... it drops right in ...


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The HOG Scrubbers ® (Hang-On-Glass ®)...



HOG.5


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HOG1


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HOG1x


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HOG1.3


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HOG2


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HOG3


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HOG3x


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The SURF Scrubbers ® ...


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SURF2x


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SURF4


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SURF8


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All of them side-by-side (without the lights)...



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They can be seen with more pics, descriptions, and videos at:





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ninjamyst

75 gallons display, 90 gallons total water volume - which Drop would I need?

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smeagol108

Guys these really do work great. I was doubtful but I love my hog .5 on my 16 gallon tank. It took a while to establish itself, and some tweaks so the bubbles weren't loud (homemade bubble trap) but this thing grows algae like I can't believe. I was gone for two weeks and just came home and I was in shock how nasty and full it was when I came home. Literally no algae at all anywhere in my display tank except in the scrubber. Really loving this. I have stopped using purigen and will try stopping chemipure elite shortly probably.

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Trevor Janvier in Canada is having fun with his HOG3: "20 days... that's pretty wicked [HOG3] growth, and it seems like my glass algae has lessened. The first picture is 6 weeks ago the next is 4 weeks ago, and last are today, all are 2 weeks intervals with 24 hour lights. phosphate is between .06-.19 and I only clean the glass about once every two weeks and it takes only a min or two. best thing I have bought for my tank"


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After much feedback from great customers, we have made some nice improvements to our larger HOG scrubbers® by sealing the magnets with a hard plastic protector which is inside of an extra layer of silicone. Because the larger HOGs have strong magnets that can sometimes jump out of yours hands and snap together, these magnet protectors prevent the protective coverings. They are on the HOG1.3, HOG2, HOG3, HOG3x and the brand new HOG3xx:

 

 

Other great customer feedback led us to using the new super thick and super tough black epoxy coatings that now protect all the lights of every SURF scrubber® model including the SURF2, SURF2x, SURF2xx (brand new), SURF4, SURF4x, SURF8 and SURF8xx:

 

 

We hope you like it!

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All Santa Monica Filtration videos:

 

Green Grabber Screens:

 

Comparison of DROP.6, DROP.6x, DROP1.2, DROP1.2x, DROP1.4 and DROP1.4x:

 

About the saftey isolated power supplies:

 

Using the black plastic shade screen inside the DROP scrubbers:

 

DROP1.4 first 15 days growth in saltwater:

 

DROP1.4 installation in saltwater pond:

 

DROP.6x first cleaning after 7 days in freshwater:

 

DROP.6x unboxing and installation in dirty freshwater:

 

 

 

SURF8:

 

SURF8 light-comparison harvesting test:

 

SURF8 harvest with one strong light, and one regular light:

 

SURF8 Unboxing and Installation:

http://youtu.be/RjNwPOn9AHg

 

SURF8 overview:

http://youtu.be/ZmYW2_jP7pk

 

SURF8 sound, and stability:

http://youtu.be/mYnCSI7Q7cg

 

SURF8 reduced cleaning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n3T7lSnFoI

 

Air pump comparisions for SURFs:

http://youtu.be/dLAv1Zo9fYM

 

 

 

SURF4:

 

SURF4 - Overview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLTtOQUzmxY

 

SURF4 - Unboxing and Installation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDRFBhFwvL8

 

SURF4 - First 17 days of growth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFtQXIlM8h8

 

SURF4 - Sixth cleaning - 10 days of growth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GGXoAcmA7E

 

SURF4 - Second 12 days of growth:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KNXwV0oOw4

 

SURF4 - ten harvests in four months:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lcHakmG604

 

SURF4 - ten more harvests - is more air better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZLYPBkV8UY

 

 

 

SURF2:

 

SURF2 - Overview part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlL1xvll1r0

 

SURF2 - Overview part 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6Nc719qgXg

 

SURF2 - Unboxing and Installation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0kZq88e8Qk

 

SURF2 - First Harvest of the Unboxed Unit at 13 days:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pxIB7FeJHo

 

SURF2 - First harvest in saltwater reef:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjx4WA-oej0

 

SURF2 - Subsequent cleanings in saltwater:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXRhc07mXJo

 

SURF2 - Even more subsequent cleanings in saltwater:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miWb4R8ajXw

 

 

 

HOG3x overview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmXSTBaDpBA

 

HOG1.3, HOG2 and HOG3 overview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ6GLnL-Ecs

 

 

 

HOG3:

 

HOG3 - Unboxing and Installation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGFhFtpEuR8

 

HOG3 - First three cleanings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaW0qAHRb_w

 

 

 

HOG1.3:

 

HOG1.3 - Unboxing and Installation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWX6UGmSyV0

 

HOG1.3 - First 7 Days Growth in Saltwater:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91jQAPB40OA

 

HOG1.3 - Second 11 Days Growth in Saltwater:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3qnP2hLPXY

 

HOG1.3 - Second 16 Days - With Cleaning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-4hKUa2CbA

 

HOG1.3 - From Box to Green in 3 Cleanings:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utu2SADmj2g

 

HOG1.3, HOG2, HOG3 and HOG3x mods and tips:

 

How to decide how to clean a HOG Scrubber:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVyIM29xYtY

How to do an air tube cleaning in a HOG Scrubber:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJw4uTlXDY4

How to un-stick HOG Scrubber ® shells that have stuck together:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xEwmotLplQ

How to reduce light during the the first week of a HOG Scrubber:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPvh-z7M_Uk

How to even out the air bubble flow in a HOG Scrubber:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3750CXWJmg

How to modify a HOG Scrubber to be more quiet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PK9H7AnbP0

How to modify a HOG Scrubber ® to attach to thick glass:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYN4TbCmq78

How to open up a clogged air tube on a HOG Scrubber:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xofQI-tallk

How to deal with a rim, when positioning a HOG Scrubber:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrlPRP9vLhE

 

 

 

HOG1:

 

HOG1 - LED and growth surface:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j-bKsFTRSY

 

HOG1 - unboxing and placement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8ed-RD8S6U

 

HOG1 - first 7 days in a dirty freshwater tank:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HntDvbzDkKI

 

HOG1 - first 7 day cleaning - saltwater with high nutrients:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtbgSsP_A3A

 

HOG1 - 10 days growth after cleaning - saltwater with high nutrients:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf6a-bOxOZI

 

HOG1 - A Cleaning After Running in Freshwater for One year:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clw-zFrVU1s

 

 

 

HOG.5 (old version):

 

HOG.5 - seven days:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o14culabk7k

 

HOG.5 - Day nine cleaning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0K4UCp9_aA

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"Love your algae scrubbers" -- Albert Thiel

 

"The Santa Monica HOG units don't have any splashing and are extremely easy to take out to clean" -- Olysi on the UR site.

 

drop.2

"I have a DROP.2 making mad algae!" -- css49015 on the scrubber site.

"I'm using the DROP.2 and have not done water changes in my BC29 in over a month. Really pleased with the product!" -- basser1 on the NR site.

 

drop.6

"So now I believe that Algae Scrubber works and will help my tanks. The Drop box 0.6 proved it!:

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"I've been using the UAS DROP.2 for about a year. It's worked great! My nano tank is in serious trouble without the UAS!

 

drop1.2

"It works great. I love this product!" -- Mike Orlando, Clifton Park, New York, USA.

"It's a common sense product; easy and reliable" -- Martin Caceres, Total Aquariums retail store, East Rockaway, New York, USA

"Happy reefer with DROP1.2 and now I only clean my glass once a week" -- madreamseeker on the SGR site.

"I have not had to clean the glass of algae since [2 months after getting scrubber] and there is no algae at all in the tank. It took a few months to get the type of algae in my image to grow but not its normal to pull that much out of the tank a month. I have 4 fish in a IM 40 I feed once a day at night. The scrubber just stopped the usual cycle of algae in a new system. This tank has been set up for 18 months now so it's still new. Would not set up a tank without an algae scrubber its just a so easy to use and takes little of my time to care for. Which for me is utter important. Using GFO and other methods of phosphate removal require a constant interaction and replacement of media. So there is a cost in time and money. Which to me is not sustainable" -- reefwiser on the 2R2 site:

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drop1.4

"my drop 1.4 is growing ulva like crazy. Wish I'd gone bigger" -- jlentz on the R2R site.

 

drop1.4x

"I personally like the quality of both [DROP1.4x] units. They do work as advertised for me. Harvesting each one every other week, so while one is cleaned - other is at full power" -- seregus on the UR site.

 

hog.5

"I use a Santa Monica HOG.5 upflow algae scrubber and I love it. It works wonders... I get insane nasty growth every seven days" -- smeagol108 on the NR site.

"My 4 year old HOG.5 is still growing great" - Russ13 on the SCR site:

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hog1

"HOG1 had been making nice thick seaweed for the past few weeks. Really took off nicely. Been pulling out a chunck every week" -- jcs11236 on the R2R site.

"It's working quite well. Thank you, great product" -- Art Friday, North Carolina.

"Didn't have much hope for it at first but love it after giving it plenty of time to establish and not giving up on it" -- smeagol108 on the NR site.

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basser1

Just ordered a Drop.6 scrubber to replace my 3 year old Drop .2

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