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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 5:24 pm 
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"[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 see algae scrubbers as the single most significant nutrient exporter you can have" -- Stephen Babcock, The Corner Reef, Columbia, Illinois

"I am very happy with the [HOG.5] which is working great. I will be buying more scrubbers for my other 8 tanks" -- Bruce Ashcraft

"The [SURF2] is really useful and highly necessary for my tank. So I really can't be without it for too long" -- Jason Pappin

"My DROP.2 works great, and was thinking about getting another one. I installed my second Drop 2 purchased in the recent group buy. The first scrubber was installed [about 3 months ago] and is doing a great job. The biggest difference I seen was my phosphate level went from 0.11 to 0.03-0.06 range " -- venom on the CR site:

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"The HOG1x is producing lots of lovely green algae for me" -- K19RKS on the UR site.

"Tank is heavily fed and [HOG3] definitely seems to have made an improvement since the algae started growing" -- Jason Oneppo

"[SURF2x is] growing very well. Love the in sump design. Will probably get another down the road as I increase my bioload." -- Erik Sulman

"I'm getting good results from my SURF4 and HOG3.. It's bringing my phosphate down and starting to get some decent hair algae my tangs love" -- Dane Wilcox

"WOW! 173grams. Two weeks growth [on the SURF4]. We LOVE it! The growth rate of the chaeto in our refugium had been steadily decreasing over the past six weeks or so. Yesterday, it became obvious that the chaeto had started to melt/die-off and needed to be removed from the system" -- Mike&Terry on the R2R site:

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"There is getting to be some nice looking green hair algae in it" -- Dane Wilcox SURF4+HOG3

Michel Claro's HOG3:
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"I clean my [HOG1] once a week. Definitely helped lower my nitrates." -- Nagrom on the MR site

"I installed a HOG.5 ATS in my 3rd chamber with the return pump in my 29 biocube works well for me. My nitrates stay between 5 ppm or lower. Phosphates are usually .04 or lower" -- Saltyphish on the R2R site

"The [HOG] looks great, really well built" -- Stefan Wilson

"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.

"I purchased two [HOG.5] scrubbers last year and love them" -- Masgatigata on the R2R site.

"The HOG3 that i purchased from you is doing really great. The first time it was full of green small rounded shape of algae, feels like jelly, i dont know what that is. The second and third week after that is full of green hair algae. Water parameters are great, with readings from hanna checker and salifert testers. I want to buy more of your products; I'm building a 5.2 meter reef aquarium" -- Yuppy Suhandinata. 2 pics:

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"The scrubber is working great! getting a lot of nice growth in the SURF2" -- Mike Buechs

"Growth from our HOG" -- Alyse Fisher:
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"I installed a HOG.5 ATS @SantaMonica in my 3rd chamber with the return pump in my 29 biocube, works well for me. My nitrates stay between 5 ppm or lower. Phosphates are usually .04 or lower" -- Saltyphish on the R2R site.

"Super Service on all levels; [HOG1x] as described. Everything nice!" -- silver_surfer_lu on ebay

"This [SURF2x] is the second scrubber I've bought. Love this product!" -- biggins28 on ebay

"Thanks!!! Great product!!!" -- labasmari on ebay

"great product [DROP.2] and service" -- katzolicious on ebay

"Great to deal with, directed me to an Australian dealer, very helpful, great item [HOG1x]" -- miffy968 on ebay

"A1 ebayer" -- thorbinrh on ebay

"Highly recommend doing business with this seller" -- vip.lorenzo on ebay

"Many thanks for the safe arrival of the SURF2, Thanks again" -- bungy991 on ebay

"Highly recomended and a great product" -- jukeboxjury123 on ebay

"Great [HOG.5] Thank you" -- bigbluebatman on ebay

"Great deal! [HOG3]" -- polo1704 on ebay

"Great Service [HOG1x] posted within hrs of order" -- 76fogg on ebay

"Happy with [SURF2], would get another bigger version maybe at some stage" -- juggernoght87 on ebay

"Very nice filter [HOG.5], as described, quick shipping Recommended seller" -- anapurnaiii on ebay

"Prompt international delivery [HOG1x]" -- defencegifts on ebay

"Fantastic product [HOG1x] and customer service!! I hope to do business again soon!!" -- thebusinessspecialist on ebay

"many thanks, Great product [HOG.5], fast delivery" -- stevenjoyce29 on ebay

"Very reasonable offer [SURF2]" -- edwin65 on ebay

"Excellent [HOG.5] def recommend" -- kre159 on ebay

"good to deal with [HOG1x]" -- dog61153 on ebay

"great service [HOG1x] many thanks" -- casagk26 on ebay

"Awesome product! [HOG1x] Worth every darn penny!" -- bigwrench311 on ebay

"Nice item [HOG.5]" -- fishing2424 on ebay

"Quick delivery, excellent item [HOG.5], brilliant seller. Perfect, thank you" -- level1imp on ebay

"Perfect [HOG1x], thanks" -- stopasco on ebay

"Five stars [HOG1x]" -- lexmaniac2 on ebay

"Definitely recommended [HOG.5]" -- alucard827 on ebay

"Great product [HOG.5]. Great Customer Service!" -- mandiars on ebay

"bigger than it looks [HOG.5] great unit" -- kootab01 on ebay

"Arrived quick! [HOG1x] Thanks!" -- martcourt1116 on ebay

"pleased with the product [HOG1]" -- chomble on ebay

"works great [HOG.5], shipped fast and packed securely" -- tinman262h2012 on ebay

"Superb [HOG.5], thank you" -- blade1buster on ebay

"Great little item [HOG.5] fast delivery recommended" -- terrynorth1976 on ebay

"Thanks works great [HOG.5]" -- nhedz0426 on ebay

"Turbidity WAY down. Water crystal - Works AWESOME [HOG.5]. Shipped FAST. Thanks again." -- ascosens on ebay

"Fast and Easy! [HOG.5] thanks again!" -- kllrwlf on ebay

"Thank you. Would buy again [HOG.5]" -- avrc8 on ebay

"Great product! [HOG.5] Incredible fast shipping!" -- ruffian738 on ebay

"Nice, recommended [HOG.5]" -- joselopez999 on ebay

"Super service [HOG.5]" -- skibbatechno on ebay

"Fast shipper" -- jamesjhfl on ebay

"Has been up and running now for a few weeks [SURF4] and seems to be working pretty good took awhile to get the growth growing but now it is working really good." -- Jeff D. Battilocchi on Amazon


SURF2: DamienKwok:
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DROP.2: QuyVan:
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HOG1x: MarlonMcNeish:
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HOG3: AlanreefOnR2R:
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:24 am 
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"I bought a HOG algae scrubber. And it works GREAT. I will never not have a tank without one again. I clean it out once a week" -- Smith-Rowe on the CFT site.

"This is the most green i've seen yet [in the SURF2]. Any hair algae in the tank is gone" -- kenny_mikkalson

"I just wanted to thank you again for your help regarding the SURF2 algae scrubber. I really enjoy this product. I am going to take your advice and purchase another one in the very near future for my 240 gallon reef tank" -- David J. Cary

Surf8 sound, and stability in the water:
http://youtu.be/mYnCSI7Q7cg


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:37 pm 
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"Well I can report that things have gone from good to excellent. Since my HOG2 was installed, ive used 3 different test kit brands, all of which have shown Zero on nitrite, nitrate, phosphate & ammonia (once the level came down). My goal of having ONLY the hog2 as filtration is now achieved other than a poly filter in the sump. It feels like im not reading it right or something is going on I dont see. After years of keeping fish and having the usual problems, its all perfect now. Absolutely fantastic! Test readings are s.g. 1.025. Ph fluctuating around 8.0 - 8.4. Phosphate, ammonia nitrite & nitrate zero. I feed some of the scrubbers algae on a veggi clip to the yellow tang. Hope you folks get the same results as ive got using the santamonica scrubber. All that i can only guess is all down to the HOG2 as its the only thing ive used differently from before and had nowhere near the success im having now. Most if not all corals have doubled or quadrupled in the last few months" -- Centralscot on the scrubber site:

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"Algae scrubbers work! [HOG1]" -- The Corner Reef:

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"[SURF2] All Algae is disappearing from the fuge. The mangroves started to die. I have not ran the numbers yet but I am sure they are way down. Still running high cap GFO, started slowly reducing run time on reactor. Still have Cheato ball in media bag but it appears to be shrinking" -- INXS on PBMAS:

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I have been very pleased with my HOG3. When I set up my current 95 gal reef my intentions were to keep it simple and low tech. I have been involved with this hobby in some form or another for more than 25 years and my favorite tanks have always seemed to be the ones with the least equipment. -- Jeapa on the scrubber site:

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"The product [HOG.5] works great… I will be purchasing bigger models in the near future" -- Bruce Ashcroft

"Yes it is working [HOG.5], and in a few weeks I am going to post on [our forum] about my experience with it" -- James DeSantis

Misc pics:

HOG2 from Atoll on the scrubber site:
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HOG2 from UltimateMJ on the CR site:
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HOG1 from OshanickReef on the RC site:
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:32 pm 
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"Our SURF8 that we have on our customers tank is crankin' every week, 1/4 gallon of harvest each week. The tank is being fed 3 to 4 cubes a day, and has about 140 pounds new pukani rock." - Damon Buehrer, Aquatic Treasures Reef Store.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:47 pm 
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In addition to our http://www.Santa-Monica.cc shopping cart, and our Ebay and Amazon listings, our scrubbers can be bought online from:


Premium Aquatics:
http://premiumaquatics.com/products/floating-surface-ribbon-scrubber-green-grabber-surfaces.html
http://premiumaquatics.com/ct/?idx=495&i=9208&u=/products/upflow-algae-scrubber-uas-greengrabber-surface-magnet-version.html


The Corner Reef:
https://www.facebook.com/TheCornerReef


Addictive Aquaculture:
http://www.addictiveaquaculture.com/index.php?id_category=36&controller=category&id_lang=1


Reef Bytes:
http://www.reefbytes.com/collections/other/products/hog-upflow-algae-scrubber
http://www.reefbytes.com/collections/other/products/surf2


Fragalicious (Australia exclusive)
http://www.fragalicious.com.au/


MyFishTank.com:
http://www.myfishtank.com/products.aspx?CategoryID=44


Gulf Coast Aquariums (Ft. Myers, FL):
http://www.gcaquariums.com/shop



Or if you are in the neighborhood, you can visit these stores:

Aquatic Treasures
2533 Vandalia St, unit A
Collinsville, Illinois 62234
(618) 344-7333

Nature Aquarium
2836 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-6180


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:02 pm 
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Some sweet stuff there. I love seeing feedback on products


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:58 pm 
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"We have two [DIY waterfall scrubbers] here which we made ourselves, and though initially they went fairly well, over time their effectiveness did reduce. We've had plumbing come off, pumps and spray water everywhere (shorting our wavemakers!! *grumble*), not to mention the increased evaporation that we experienced, AND the noise as sometimes off-shoots of water would refuse to go DOWNwards and instead trickle off loudly and splash everywhere. So now we run the HOG3 in one of our tanks and the SURF4s in the rest (at this stage) and couldn't be happier. Yes, you can hear the [air] pump running, but that's practically it! and the excess evaporation has stopped :) Plus, rather than having to replace the lights all the time as you have to for traditional home-made [scrubbers], these LEDs are made to last 'indefinitely' :) That's a good saving!! OH! And one last thing... the maintenance. Takes all of 30 seconds and I don't have water dripped everywhere, nor am I covered in flecks of algae and slime from scraping off sheets ;) In all, I'm a happy girl with these [HOG3 and SURF4] units" -- Bek at Fragalicious, Australia

"Look at the amazing [HOG3] growth!" -- Anthony at Aquaful:
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"I had my doubts for a bit. Guess not anymore. This looks like the [SURF2x] is working, right? Thank you SMF for a great product" -- Ryantou on the scrubber site:

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"Really happy with the quality of it [DROP.6] and I have the top 1/2" protruding out so it's silent, other than a faint hum from the air pump" -- Phill on the UR site.

"Lov'n the SURF2 - harvests have been light but there are boatloads of 'pods' in there munching away most of the algae growing on the surface even though I'm fresh water spraying. It's still doing its job nevertheless" -- Aeros on the scrubber site.

"Very pleased with the HOG.5 so far, it's neat and simple" -- Joey Williams

"Thanks for the clear instructions you taped to everything! Between them and the video I watched, installation [of the HOG2] was a breeze" -- Nancy of Goldfish-Emergency

"Working great now. Im having to clean the [SURF2x] scrubbers about every 5 days or so as its growing so quick -- Mike Buechs

"[HOG3] has been working well for some time. I had a mature sps system, and did not get much growth initially. Initial system had skimmer and ferric oxide reactor. Refugium had a bright led with Chateomorpha and plenty of live rock. I ended up removing ferric oxide reactor to initiate [scrubber] growth. I also had to turn off light to refugium. Since [scrubber] growth started good, I gave large live rock to friend and took down refugium. So system is much simpler and working well. Lots of corraline algae growth. After 15 years as hobbiest I wanted simpler system so very happy with results" -- Drew Young

"[DROP.6] Working well already" -- Travis1787 on the RC site:

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"i run a santa monica UAS HOG1x and it works fine" -- Carl_CDK on the UR site.

"Getting lots of thick green algae to clean. My ornamental goldfish love to eat it. Have 4 of the HOG2s in the sump for my 350 gallon freshwater tank. Anyway the HOG2s appear to be working great as far as growing the thick green algae" -- Doug Jackson:

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"It's working great! [SURF4]" -- James Kim

"I got my HOG and will never have any tank without one. I harvest once a week about the size of my palm. I've made scrubbers before, to have them squart water every were, change bulbs, or have to clean salt creep every week. Trust me its a little money but its worth it." -- Smith-Rowe on the CFT site.

"I have the SURF4 and Im very happy with it. I want to get a 2nd unit so that I will always have one working when I clean the other. The SURF4 is very quiet" -- Steve Cantor

"I have had mine [HOG1x] in for two weeks now and i would have to say success!! My tank didn't even really cycle (established rock + live sand helps immensely in that regard) except for a little cyano bloom. My mantis is in her new home and I'm preparing to add some corals, mangroves, and more rock / macro to my tank. Nh3, no2, and no3 are all reading 0" -- Carmelpi on the CR site:

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"I love the design of this DROP.6" -- Travis Patschureck


Pictures only:

DROP1.2x from Amwassil on the scrubber site:
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HOG2 from Guy Chaumont:
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HOG1 from Gex23 on the UR site:
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HOG1.3 from Yudruln8 on the R2R site:
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HOG2 from Daniel Strbian:
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HOG3 from Kaiser DeLeon:
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SURF2x from AJreefer:
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:41 pm 
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DROP Videos!

DROP1.4 installed on saltwater reef pond:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGxK28lUq4I

DROP.6x installed on dirty freshwater tank:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnFyyRY7CSk

DROP.6x first cleaning on dirty freshwater tank:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppvvl_8Cbv4

Comparison of all the DROP scrubbers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUEKRh3g6Kk


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:20 am 
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DROP1.4 first 15 days of growth, and harvest:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl7WmrOwziE


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:55 pm 
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Reduced cleaning of the SURF8:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n3T7lSnFoI



New sell-sheet:
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