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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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Customer's SURF2 or 2x scrubber® in saltwater, where he put mustard on the algae before eating. Actually, the yellow is just lack of iron, or too much light, or lack of bubble flow. Anyway it needs cleaning down to the white Green Grabber® white strings and rocks. He can feed more now, and harvest more often.


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Vegan lasagna? Avocado dip? Spinach soufflé?

No, just a customer's fully grown HOG3 scrubber® in saltwater. Most HOG scrubbers never grow this much, so don't expect yours to. But this one did.



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This customer's HOG2 or 2x scrubber® in a freshwater tank was growing very thick on the Green Grabber® white rocky surfaces (left photo), then the growth started growing on the glass where the red light shines through (right photo). So when the HOG is removed from the glass, the fish and snails can eat live algae from the glass, and if you keep the HOG tray in the water too, then the growth in it can also be eaten.

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First week's growth in a DROP.6 scrubber®. Sometimes it is black slime (high nutrients), and sometimes it is yellowish (low nutrients), but this one is probably from medium nutrients.

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