This is a hand-built Hang-On-Glass® (HOG) Upflow Algae Scrubber® (UAS) with a Green-Grabber (tm) growth surface, magnet version, for glass or acrylic 1/4" (6.25mm) to 1/2" (12.5mm) thick. This is the typical thickness range for small and medium aquariums, and all sumps, however you should measure yours to be sure.
No electrical parts go inside the aquarium; only air. And the air bubbler is already supplied (its sealed behind the growth surface), so you don't have to get an airstone. The bubbler is simply vinyl air hose that has been cut lengthwise, and with cross-cuts, to form little flexible segments that are both adjustable and open-able to allow for easy cleaning. This HOG1x will run on both 120V and 240V, and comes with a 10 ft (300 cm) power cord with a U.S. plug. If you require a different plug you can get an adapter at any local hardware or travel store, or online, or you can cut off the U.S. plug and install your own plug from a hardware store.
Comes with 3 ft (90 cm) of vinyl airline, but requires a small air pump. Most air pumps will work, but a 2-outlet air pump combined into 1-outlet (using a "T" or "Y" airline fitting) and with a control knob to reduce air if desired, is the most capable in most situations. It is the air bubbles which move water into the growth compartment and up the growth surfaces, and also supply carbon dioxide (CO2 in the air) to the surfaces, which allow algae to grow in the filter. Make sure to put the air pump above the aquarium so that it will not drain any water if it shuts off.
Comes with 4 red (660 nm) 3-watt LEDs, which are attached to 2 heat sinks inside the cover; the cover gets warm on the outside. The LEDs will give the aquarium or sump a slight red color at night when the aquarium lights are off. You will need to get a timer so you can run the LEDs for up to 22 hours per day (not 24). The LEDs never needs replacing.
The HOG1x growth surface will need to be cleaned every 7 to 21 days, by removing the inside cover, disconnecting the airline, and taking the inside cover to the sink so you can brush the algae off of the growth surface and bubbler with a toothbrush. No hard scraping is needed; just brush it with a toothbrush. The Green-Grabber growth surface is permanently glued to the inside cover using epoxy, however a few of the Green-Grabber particles may dislodge during the first few cleanings, which is normal. Cleaning the growth surface, bubbler, and the inside cover takes about a minute with a toothbrush.
The HOG1x comes with a 1 year warranty: Warranty is for replacement or repair only; not a refund. Costs for shipping back to us are not covered; 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.
Can be shipped to any country; you can find shipping costs by using the shopping cart; be sure to click "display rates". If you don't have a zip code, enter "zip code" instead. Note that shipping outside of the USA will probably require you to also pay an import charge when it arrives. We cannot mark it as "gift". The lowest cost (but slowest) foreign shipping is generally USPS First Class Package International, but USPS Priority Mail International is better because it is faster and has insurance. The size of the shipping box is 10 x 7 x 5 inches, 25 x 17.5 x 10 cm).
HOG1x size: Each cover is 5" wide x 6 5/8" high x 1" thick (12.7cm wide x 16.8cm high x 2.5cm thick). It requires at least 5" (12.5cm) of water to operate in.
"I got the HOG1x on tank running for 3 weeks, looks very promising, brown dust on glass has been reducing since adding the ATS" -- RNgracias on the MASA site.
Rockhead on the CR site:
"Super Service on all levels; [HOG1x] as described. Everything nice!" -- silver_surfer_lu on ebay.
"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.
"My HOG1x is working great" -- Stefan Kolev
"HOG1x is growing thick and fast" -- Carl Knowles
Alessandro Tento pic:
"It cured my cyano problem in about 3 weeks!" -- "FlyPenFly" on the scrubber site.
"I do get quite good growth" -- Julian Watts
"Fantastic product [HOG1x] and customer service!! I hope to do business again soon!" -- thebusinessspecialist on ebay.
"The HOG1x is producing lots of lovely green algae for me" -- K19RKS on the UR site:
Great Service [HOG1x] posted within hrs of order" -- 76fogg on ebay.
"Prompt international delivery [HOG1x]" -- defencegifts on ebay.
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"great service [HOG1x] many thanks" -- casagk26 on ebay.
"Awesome product! [HOG1x] Worth every darn penny!" -- bigwrench311 on ebay.
"Perfect [HOG1x], thanks" -- stopasco on ebay.
"Five stars [HOG1x]" -- lexmaniac2 on ebay.
"Arrived quick! [HOG1x] Thanks!" -- martcourt1116 on ebay.