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Santa Monica Filtration DROP1.2x Algae Scrubber

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Santa Monica Filtration DROP1.2x Algae Scrubber

The DROP1.2x is a drop-in algae scrubbing filtration system that can be used to reduce your glass cleaning and water changes while creating an environment for living micro-animals to grow inside the scrubber. The DROP1.2x is a versatile, 3.5" wide algae scrubber that utilizes an advanced, light-reflecting and rough-textured Green Grabber surface within its growth compartment, allowing for optimal algae growth. The DROP1.2x features a longer (1 year) warranty and an additional LED compared to its predecessor the DROP1.2. It is far more powerful than chaeto or refugiums, and does not remove food particles from the aquarium. With the ease of collection and removal this scrubber offers, you can even harvest the algae as food for your fish!

Versatility:
  • Will fit into any size aquarium, sump, and almost all back compartments of all-in-one aquariums
  • Designed with a special plate underneath, which allows for the DROP1.2x to sit at the bottom of your aquarium or sump while blocking sand from entering the filter and keeping red light contained
  • Will run on both 120V and 240V
  • Includes a 10 ft (300 cm) UL and CE approved power adapter cord with a simple 2-wire U.S. plug, which can easily be modified or swapped with a laptop power supply cord containing a C7 connector
  • Can be used as a stand-alone filter or in conjunction with most other filters
  • Dry-Out proof: Power outages will not affect it since it`s always under water
  • Harvested algae can be used to feed your fish, if desired

Lighting:
  • The DROP1.2x uses low voltage & safe LEDs (No dangerous metal 240/120 volt lights) with double waterproofing to prevent water corrosion
  • Includes four red (660 nm) 3-watt LEDs, which are double sealed in epoxy
  • Most red light is contained within the unit due to the special plate underneath the filter
  • The LEDs never need replacing
  • GFCI safely plug not included, but recommended and available at any aquarium, hardware, electrical or home improvement store, or online

Additional Features & Info:
  • Utilizes a rough & light-reflecting Green Grabber algal growth attachment surface which accelerates algae growth
  • Upflow scrubber technology prevents overflow risk-- since it is ALL underwater, it can`t overflow onto your floor
  • Strong injection-molded case featuring 28 square inches (170 square cm) of extremely rough Green Grabber ® one-sided algal growth surface
  • Can grow up to 1/2" (1 cm) thick green hair algae
  • Includes a 1 year warranty for replacement or repair
  • Includes 3 ft (90 cm) of vinyl airline, but requires an air pump (a larger pump with two outlets combined into a single outlet is recommended)
  • Needs to be cleaned ("harvested") every 7 to 14 days or when thick with growth
  • Grows well in water with phosphate up to 0.5 ppm

Specifications:
  • Dimensions: 3.25" wide x 6" tall x 2.75" thick front-to-back (8 cm wide x 15 cm tall x 7 cm thick)
  • Recommended Water Level: ~5" (13 cm) of water to operate in
  • LEDs: Four red (660 nm) 3-watt LEDs, which are double sealed in epoxy.
  • Requires a standard air pump, however a larger pump with two outlets combined into a single outlet is preferred
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Warranty

Comes with a 6 month warranty: Warranty is for replacement or repair only; not a refund. Costs for shipping back to us are covered if you are in the U.S. Costs for shipping back to us are not covered if you are not in the U.S., however we will pay for shipping back to you. In either case, you will need to ship the entire unit back to us before we can ship a replacement. Warranty is limited to repair or replacement, and does not cover fish loss, personal injury, property loss, or direct, incidental or consequential damage arising from the use of it. The warranty and remedies set forth above are exclusive and in lieu of all others, whether oral or written, express or implied. 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 are not responsible for special, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any breach of warranty, or replacement of equipment or property, or any costs of recovering or reproducing any equipment, animals or plants used or grown with this product.

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What airpump from Marine Depot is recommended for the DROP1.2x? When I buy the recommended pump, what else is needed if anything?
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Simple. Drop in tank, attach air line, plug in. Every 10 days clean.
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Really does. I had a GHA issue for months, my work around was removing by hand, weekly water changes, reducing light, low feeding, and it still came roaring back week after week in a very low stocked tank. Yes, I could have dyi a scrubber, yes it’s pricey for a recipe card holder with lights ins...Read More
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