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Santa Monica Filtration DROP1.4 Algae Scrubber

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Santa Monica Filtration DROP1.4 Algae Scrubber


The DROP1.4 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 DROP1.4 is a versatile, 3.5" wide algae scrubber that utilizes an advanced, light-reflecting, rough-textured, and double-sided Green Grabber surface within its growth compartment, allowing for optimal algae growth. The DROP1.4 also includes added strings for saltwater, a longer (1 year) warranty, a higher nutrient absorption capacity, and additional LEDs 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 DROP1.4 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
  • Power supply comes with 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 DROP1.4 uses low voltage & safe LEDs (No dangerous metal 240/120 volt lights) with double waterproofing to prevent water corrosion
  • Includes five 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
  • Has 7 square inches (105 square cm) of extremely rough Green Grabber ® two-sided algal growth surface with ribbon strings
  • Can grow up to 1" (2.5 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 0.6 ppm
  • Ideal for saltwater systems; not recommended for freshwater

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: Five 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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HOG3
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Santa Monica Filtration DROP1.4 Algae Scrubber

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Is this big enough for a Reefer 250?
Asked : Aug 01, 2019
By : Russel
 
 
 
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The "1.4" means 1.4 cubes of frozen food per day that you currently feed. Also, problem rocks: Each 50 pounds (2.2 kg) of nuisance algae covered rocks you have adds 1 cube a day.
Answered : Oct 04, 2019
By : SantaMonicaFiltration, Santa Monica, California, USA
 
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How do you use timers with these Algae Scrubbers? Do you put a timer on the lighting only or do you also place a timer for the air pump as well to turn on and off ? Should the air pump run 24x7 and the light opposite of the DT lighting?
Asked : Jul 25, 2019
By : Paul
 
 
 
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Timers (for algae scrubbers) are for the lights only. Bubbles are always 24 hours. Generally start with 18 hours ON, and 6 hours OFF. It does not matter when this is, but yes you can coordinate with your display lights if you want to. Also, if you don't have a timer, you can start with no timer, and see how it grows. If you have very high nutrients that grow black algae slime, you may not need a timer at all.
Answered : Oct 04, 2019
By : SantaMonicaFiltration, Santa Monica, California, USA
 
 
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Algae Scrubber

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Fits in the back chamber of my Nuvo 30L
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Price and a little noisy.
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Still breaking in, no algae yet.
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Great ATS!

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Small size works as promised
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Bubbles can be a little loud if completely submerged
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I got this for my waterbox Cube 20 replacing a tunze nano skimmer.
Works great and all nutrients are nicely controlled.
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Best thing I ever did for my tank

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Pods pods pods
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You have to clean it
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I spent years chasing the numbers trying all kinds of crazy stuff to get my tank settled so I could relax and just enjoy it..... Then I got this tiny scrubber and in 4 months I had a whole other tank a mated pair of mandarin blennies and my corals went from meh to growing! I had pods everywhere star...Read More
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Really great little unit

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Simple, easy to set up. Has indicator lights and just one plug
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Needs a air pump. So noise could be an issue depending only on the pump you use.
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Great unit. Worked right off the bat. Well constructed and very easy to set up. Would recommend.
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