If your glass or acrylic is thicker, you could instead get the more powerful HOG1 or HOG1x, which have magnets for thicker walls. 5 is designed to handle this much feeding per day. 0.5 Frozen cubes, or.
5 Pinches of flake, or. 5 Square inches (31 square cm) of nori, or. 1.4 grams of pellets. The number of gallons or liters of water does not matter.
If you feed more than this, you can get multiple units; multiple units are preferred because you can clean one per week, and because you'll always have one filtering while the other starts growing again after a cleaning. Multiple units are also good for backup. The magnets attach the outside cover to the inside cover, through the aquarium wall, and can be used on glass or acrylic up to 1/4 inch (6.25 mm). No electrical parts go inside the aquarium; only air.
And the air bubbler is already supplied, so you don't have to get an airstone. 5 will run on both 120V and 240V, and comes with a 10 ft (300 cm) power cord with a U. If you require a different plug you can get an adapter at any local hardware or travel store, or online, or you can cut off the U. Plug install your own plug from a hardware store. Comes with 3 ft (90 cm) of vinyl airline, but requires an air pump that can pump 1.0 liters per minute.04 cfm, which most low-cost air pumps can handle. Make sure to put the air pump above the aquarium so that it will not drain any water if it shuts off. One pump which works well is the Fusion 700 from JW Pet, which we sell here. Comes with one red (660 nm) 3-watt LED, which is attached to a heat sink inside the cover; the cover gets warm on the outside. The LED will give the aquarium a slight red color at night. So you can run the light for up to 22 hours per day (not 24). The LED never needs replacing. The UAS will need to be cleaned every 7 to 21 days, by removing the inside cover, disconnecting the airline, and taking the inside cover to the sink so you can scrape the algae off with a toothbrush. The screen is Green Grabber white texture, and is permanently glued to the inside cover with aquarium safe epoxy. Cleaning the screen and the inside cover takes about 30 seconds with a toothbrush.
We specifically disclaim any and all implied warranties, including but not limited to lost profits, downtime, goodwill, damage to or replacement of other equipment and property, and any costs of recovering animals, plants, tanks or other aquarium related items and/or equipment. This was the first UAS HOG available, and will be undergoing changes as improvements are found. Size: Each cover is 5" wide x 6 5/8" high x 1 thick (12.7cm wide x 16.8cm high x 2.5cm thick). 5 which is working great. My nitrates stay between 5 ppm or lower.
04 or lower -- Saltyphish on the R2R site. Many thanks, Great product HOG. Bigger than it looks HOG. Water crystal - Works AWESOME HOG. 5 is working well -- JT Powell.
7 days growth from my HOG. 5 -- rdevoe11 on the R2R site, pic. 5 scrubber almost 2 months ago. Since then I've noticed less and less nuisance algae in my display. I ordered a second one about two weeks ago bc I tend to feed heavy.- Masgatigata on the R2R site. 3 months after installing it my tank is spotless. I fought that algae bloom for 2 years and nothing worked but you guys saved my tank.
Thanks for the great product!!! It grew a thick turf of hair algae inside of the casing... Which prevented algae from exploring the rest of my tank.
- Adam_T on the CFT site. My tank looks so amazing.
5 has produced lots of algae growth each week, and the inside of the [customer's] tank is starting to be more coralline algae than green algae. - Jim Stime the LA Fish Guy. I've been running a HOG. 5 since [8 months ago] on my nano cube 28 with CF lights and 2 RBTA, 3 fish, softies, LPS, a few sps, macros and a few snails.I have not changed my water for 2.5 months and my water quality is still great nitrate 0.2 (salifert) and phosphate 0.018 (Hanna Phosphorous checker). Obviously, I need to dose Alk and Ca. I don't run a skimmer, and I have live rock, purigen, and occasional carbon and phospban in a sock for filtration. I'm planning to quit carbon, phosban and purigen and I'm hoping to see similar results.
- Duganderson on the algae scrubber site. Thank you for sending me the HOG. It's amazing how it attracts all of that algae.
It really was a great investment. I recommended it to all of my reefing buddies -- Michael T.I've been running an Algae Scrubber on my work tank for months now. After using one I don't plan to run another tank long-term without one. I've reefed for several years and I admit I was more than just a little skeptical about this whole ATS thing. I installed the Santa Monica UAS HOG. 5 on my work tank and the tank has never looked better. I was close to giving up on this tank and tearing it down (It's been up and running here in my office 5+ years now) because I could not get the GHA under control. Because it's in my office it gets the least care/love of all my tanks I've ever owned. It's just a pain to come back to the office after hours to clean/maintain it. I now have zero GHA in this tank and only a small patch of receding Bryopsis in this tank and it's crystal clear. This all came about with NO changes other than the UAS. I didn't treat the tank or increase my water change regimen or anything. By growing the algae in an optimal environment (UAS) and then harvesting the growth I'm removing whatever the algae is feeding on in the main tank and exporting the growth from the system. I've noticed a slow-down in the GHA inside the UAS and I can only assume it's because the tank is more stable now and found it's equilibrium with the UAS installed. - BigAl07 on the RS site.
Letting you know that I really think the HOG. 5 scrubber you have is outstanding - really controls my phosphates - the #1 cause of uncontrolled algae growth and something that has really been an issue for me - until I added your unit. Also, helps with my nitrates, too! I have continued to suggest these units to fellow fish keepers - you really have a great unit due to its small size, little upkeep and great performance.Thanks again for creating this clever and so useful device! I really feel this is the best filter that anyone has produced in twenty years for tank upkeep.
I've been running a 500 liter tank now for 5 years. It is very well stocked with SPS, LPS, softies, filter feeders and a modest amount of fish. The nutrients were being kept very low by a combination of a giant skimmer and the ZEOvit method. Off course, this results in very lightly coloured corals, which was my goal.
Generally I'm very pleased with the colouring and growth of my corals, and please with my tank in general. But one battle I've always lost: brown algae covering my sandbed. I could not, for the life of me, find what was causing those algae.Not to mention solve it. I've tried many many things to solve it, but up untill recently, without luck. Almost three weeks ago though, I installed a HOG. It was a little experiment that I wanted to do ever since I learned about algae scrubbers. I was never creative enough to build one myself, as the space in my 100 ltr sump is very limited. 5 was affordable and tiny enough to enable my experiment. I could even fit 6 of those units in there with ease. Off course, with the ZEO-method, my nutrients already were really very low. I couldn't measure any NO3 or PO4 with my Salifert test kits. And I never bothered with more expensive kits; unmeasurable should be good enough. I wanted to see if the vitamins and amino acids that the algae scrubber produces would add anything to my reef.
And, more importantly, if the algae would consume "something" that the brown algae on my sandbed require. The result in my sandbed is staggering. After only 3 weeks, not a trace of the pesky brown algae is left! An extra benefit, that I didn't expect, is that my lightly coloured corals now all have noticably much more colour.
I don't know if it is from the vitamins that are released in the water [from the algae scrubber]. Or maybe the ugly brown algae [on the sand] were also covering my corals and that I now finally seeing my uncovered corals! Strangely enough, the algae in my HOG. 5 aren't light green, as you would expect with nutrient-poor tanks. But they're a mix of dark brown with red tints here and there.So, I have no idea why that is or how that works. But at this stage I'm just so happy that I really don't care. - Clavius in the Netherlands. Old instructions in other languages. 5 UAS Upflow Algae Scrubber Hang On Glass ATS Santa Monica Filtration" is in sale since Wednesday, January 23, 2013.
This item is in the category "Pet Supplies\Fish & Aquariums\Filters". The seller is "santa-monica-filtration" and is located in Santa Monica, California.
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