This HOG1x 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 HOG1x 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 HOG1x 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. We cannot mark it a "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 HOG1x 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.
One powerful pump which works exceptionally well for a low cost is the Fusion 700 from JW Pet. It is quiet and has two outputs which are adjustable by turning the control knob.
Another even more powerful and completely silent pump, although more expensive and without a control, is the Whisper 300 from Tetra. With either pump you will need to combine the two outputs into one to feed the scrubber, using something such as the "Tee" air line tubing fitting from Tom Aquatics. 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 4 red (660 nm) 3-watt LEDs, which are attached to 2 heat sinks 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 22 hours per day not 24!
The LEDs never needs replacing. The HOG1x 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 HOG1x 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. We cannot mark it as "gift". This is the first Green-Grabber (tm) algae scrubber available, and will be undergoing changes as improvements are found. HOG1x 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. "I got the HOG1x on tank running for 3 weeks, looks very promising, brown dust on glass has been reducing since adding the ATS" -- RNgracias on the MASA site. Rockhead on the CR site.Super Service on all levels; [HOG1x] as described. I didn't really expect much from [the HOG1x] and put it in my sump. After about 3 weeks the algae was in abundance and now I have to clean it every 2 weeks -- Jukeboxjury on the RF site. "My HOG1x is working great" -- Stefan Kolev. "HOG1x is growing thick and fast" -- Carl Knowles. It cured my cyano problem in about 3 weeks! " -- "FlyPenFly on the scrubber site. "I do get quite good growth" -- Julian Watts. "The HOG1x is producing lots of lovely green algae for me" -- K19RKS on the UR site. Fantastic product [HOG1x] and customer service!! I hope to do business again soon!! [HOG1x] Worth every darn penny! Other languages, for the smaller HOG. The item "HOG1x UAS upflow ATS scrubber Hang On Glass Santa Monica Filtration" is in sale since Saturday, April 20, 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. This item can be shipped worldwide.