Photos of upflow scrubbers

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Customer's DROP.6 single-LED upflow in saltwater, with big dark growth ring. The open space in the ring allows water to get to it, to prevent die-off of the thick dark growth. This allows growth to go a few days longer before harvesting. However, it is already time to harvest this one.


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Customer's small size HOG.5 scrubber® in saltwater. Most of the growth appears to be Cladophora, with some Ulva Fasciata. Since the HOG.5 only has one LED in the middle, you can see this is where the growth is concentrated. Also it looks like there is some coralline spots on the upper left section.

This customer's scrubber could now be set in the display to feed the fish, or the growth could be pulled off by hand and fed to the fish. Or of course it could be brushed off in a bucket or sink and then put in a garden as fertilizer. Feeling brave?... put the greenest growth in your warm bath to have your very own seaweed bath like they offer in some skin spas.

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More HOG fun with this HOG1 or 1x in saltwater. There is an unknown white spot in the middle; probably is a growth ring with brand new Green Grabber beach rocky surface below it. This scrubber will need to be brushed in the sink, because this growth is not long and strong enough to be pulled out by hand.

The growth is light yellowish green, especially in the middle, meaning strong illumination compared to nutrients in the water. After cleaning, the white surfaces will reflect more light, and the growth might be even more light colored, so they might need to be reduced by two hours a day. Or you could feed more.

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This is Jim Stime's customer's outdoor sump with a SURF4x (also has a HOG3 or 3x or 3xx) that has been growing a bit too many days and needs a harvest, and also a good brush cleaning of the light. The growth tends to seek out the light, and in this case can attach (somewhat) to the acrylic. Like they say, "just follow the light"...


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