Video of unboxing and installation. Video closeup of LEDs and Green-Grabber (tm) surface.
Get the no-overflow advantage of an upflow scrubber: since it is ALL underwater, it can't overflow onto your floor. This HOG1 scrubber (tm) has over 24 square inches (150 square cm) of algal growth surface, which is designed to absorb the nutrients from this much feeding per day.
10 Pinches of flake, or. 10 Square inches (62 square cm) of nori, or. 2.8 grams of pellets. The number of gallons or liters of water in your tank or sump does not matter. If you feed more than the above amounts, you can get multiple HOG1 units; multiple units are preferred over one larger unit because you can clean one unit per week, and because you'll always have one unit filtering while the other one 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. 1/4 inch (6.25 mm) to 1/2 inch (12.5 mm).
If your aquarium wall is 3/4 (19mm) or bigger, then put the HOG1 on your sump instead; it will work the same. Or get the suction cup version; it's not listed separately, so just order this magnet version and make a note that you want the suction cups instead. This is the first algae scrubber with Green-Grabber.Green-Grabber surfaces are so rough and prickly that they might be the roughest thing you've ever felt. A cactus might be sharper, but that's about it. Rough surfaces are critical for allowing algae to attach and grow and thus provide strong absorption of nutrients. The rock-hard protrusions stick straight out 1 to 3 mm. Conventional algae scrubber screens are made from "slippery" plastic canvas that is used for sewing and knitting; algae takes a long time to attach to it. Green-Grabber (tm) growth surfaces are not plastic at all; instead they are rock hard and have jagged rough edges and points (don't let children play with them).
Green-Grabber surfaces are so good at grabbing algae and letting it grow that you may starting seeing tiny growth spots within hours, instead of days. And the white color of the Green-Grabber surface reflects as much light as possible, getting almost the effectiveness of a 2-sided screen even though it really only has a light on one side of the surface.If you don't have a zip code, enter "zip code" instead. We cannot mark it as "gift". This is a hand-built Hang-On-Glass ® (HOG) Upflow Algae Scrubber ® (UAS) with a Green-Grabber tm. Growth surface, magnet version, for glass or acrylic. This is the typical thickness range for small and medium aquariums, and all sumps, however you should measure yours to be sure. If your glass or acrylic is thicker than 1/2 inch (6.25mm), you can request the suction-cup version instead when you order this magnet version. If your tank uses thin 1/8 (3mm) glass such as many low-cost 10 gallon aquariums do, this filter is not recommended because the magnets are strong enough that they might crack the glass. You would be better off getting a lower cost HOG. No electrical parts go inside the aquarium; only air. And the air bubbler is already supplied (its sealed behind the growth surface), so you don't have to get an airstone.
The bubbler is simply vinyl air hose that has been cut lengthwise, and with cross-cuts, to form little flexible segments that are both adjustable and open-able to allow for easy cleaning. This HOG1 will run on. 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 and install your own plug from a hardware store. Comes with 3 ft (90 cm) of vinyl airline, but. That can pump at least 1.0 liters per minute. 04 cfm, which medium-cost air pumps can usually handle.
Pumps that say they can handle 2 or more airstones/outlets, or pumps with 2 tubing attachments instead of one, will usually be more than enough. You can have as much air as you like, however; 5 lpm pumps are no problem. 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 2 red (660 nm) 3-watt LEDs, which are attached to a heat sink inside the cover; the cover gets warm on the outside. The LEDs will give the aquarium or sump a slight red color at night when the aquarium lights are off. Need to get a timer.So you can run the LEDs for up to 18 hours per day not 24! The LED never needs replacing. The HOG1 growth surface 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 brush the algae off of the growth surface and bubbler with a toothbrush. No hard scraping is needed; just brush it with a toothbrush. The Green-Grabber growth surface is permanently glued to the inside cover using epoxy, however a few of the Green-Grabber particles will dislodge during the first few cleanings, which is normal. Cleaning the growth surface, bubbler, and the inside cover takes about a minute with a toothbrush. The HOG1 comes with a. 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 is the first Green-Grabber (tm) algae scrubber available, and will be undergoing changes as improvements are found. HOG1 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).
It requires at least 5 (12.5cm) of water to operate in. The size of the suction cup version is the same as the HOG."The HOG1 it's the same thing [as a SURF2] on a smaller scale, it depends on the amount of food that you distribute" -- Eric75003 on the RF site. Implementing the [HOG1] was really easy.
My water parameters have not changed since turning my skimmer off. I'm still at 0 Nitrates and. 00 phosphate, and I'm still feeding twice a day approximately 2 frozen cubes -- bpitts2 on the INDMAS site. This [HOG1] is going great guns, so I ordered another one yesterday.I have seen plenty of pods hanging around the one in the sump too. Is definately dealing with my nutrients, though I havent changed water in ages and my water is at really stable low nutrients. - Bangalang on the MASA site. [HOG1] is one of the few, if not the only, nutrient removal system that gives me something back: Growth. It's a no brainer -- Jim Stime, LA Fishguys.
I clean my [HOG1] once a week. Definitely helped lower my nitrates. - Nagrom on the MR site. [HOG1] is working incredible well. Went from constant algae outbreaks (3-4 per year), to no algae at all.
10 yr old 250 gal reef tank, started developing blooms at year 7. Nothing else worked, even breakdown and rebuilds. "Everything is working great, got two of them [HOG1, HOG1x] on my system" -- Kenneth Salomon my reply? "The algae scrubber [HOG1] is working great; is consistantly growing a nice batch" -- Morgan Kelsey.
Picture from Mlandscape on the scrubber site. "Great looking device, great instructions, very very happy" -- Pygmey on the R2R site. "I love the [HOG1] and in the short time it was on the tank its positive impact was without question" -- Joseph Grillo. I may be checking out your new surface scrubbers for a new tank once I move into our new house -- Zack Shaffner.Growing thick green hair algae that I have to clean every week no matter what; It is doing a great job at keeping phosphates at 0.00. Other languages, for the smaller HOG. The item "HOG1 UAS Upflow Algae Scrubber ATS Hang On Glass Santa Monica Filtration" is in sale since Saturday, March 02, 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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