Ok guys, I am going to give it a shot. I have read all of your comments and I am about to start trying to solve this problem.
Turbo Snails. I had four of them, but they all died. Any idea why?
I am going to cut back my feeding to two or three days a week. I am only going to feed them a few pellets or the freezer food. What is better? I have both.
Here is a new problem. My salt is hard as rock. I am going to open a new batch, I bought it in bulk, but how can I keep this from happening again?
Someone asked about my hYdor Koralia Circulation and wave Pump. I do have two of them. They are each 425 gph
pumps. What is the best way to aim them? Right now they really aren't aimed any particular way other then making sure my coral frogspawn has flow.
I use Walmart Great Value Drinking Water. It's the green bottle one. It says Processed by: Reverse Osmosis. Though I might invest in a RO
machine. Any recommendations on one? What is the DI
part of the RO
? Is it bad that the RO
water I am buying is not DI
I am going to buy some Aiptasia-X soon. I checked my LFS
and they were sold out, so I will buy a small bottle online, or when they get it back in stock. The only thing I am worried about is I brushed off the rocks with my brush. What happens to the Aiptisa?
My tank is 29 galleons. I have a Marineland Penguin Bio-Wheel 200. I use two cartridges right now inside of it. I also have a BAK-PAK 2 Protion Skimmer. I am going to try to get them both to work with my cleaning. I will edit this and let you know how it goes.
Someone said use Cemipure instead of the filters my HOB
Bio-Wheel uses. How would I do that? Do I buy some kind of refillable cartridge? Where would that be?
I am going to check all of my levels tomorrow. Today I did a throughout cleaning of my tank. Here is everything I did, and added:
I changed 10g of my fish tanks water. Took out a ton of algee and bad water. I took out my filter and cleaned that out, and also my protion skimmer. There was a ton of crap inside of both, and I got that all cleaned out. I bought new cartridges and had them waiting to go. I clean off my pumps, and heater, and thermometer.
I took out all of my live rock and tried my best to scrap off all of the algee I could. I think I got a good portion of it off, but there is def. more on there.
Here is what I ended up buying at my LFS
today. Introduction my NEW Clean Up Crew! TADA!!!
Two Turbo Snails and Two Trochus Snails. They were $10 for all four. I kinda like the Trochus Snails, adds a bit of diversity to the tank.
A Tuxedo Urchin. This little guy is pretty cool, thought right now he is just chilling on my wall. I was told he likes to clean live rock down the the rock. $22 Bit pricey, you think I did ok?
A Conch. Again I was told this helps with cleaning up. Cool fella, and moves a lot faster then you would think. $10
And the master of all, the Lawnmower Blenny. This guys is fantastic! He's actually a fish right? I actually have a fish other then my two Clowns. He blends into everything so well. But I can see him starting to attack the algee already. He was $18.
As I said earlier I ended up getting 3 new filter pads. my bio wheel can handle two at a time. I also got CemiPure. It was $17 and The guy at my LFS
told me to SLIT the blue part of my filter, and dump out all the black stuff inside, and refill it with the CemiPure. It seams to fit great, and it now is getting the flow it needs. I was using PhosGaurd before with a media bag, but I don't think it did much. My brother said I should being using CemiPure in one filter and then Purigen... thoughts?
With my limiting my feeding to two or three days a week, and also all this CUC I think I am going to see a world of difference. I am going to do my levels tomorrow for you guys as I want everything to kinda settle in.
Does anything in my CUC add to my bio load?
Any other advice you guys can give me?
How do you think I did with what I got? I spent $93 today.
here are photos after the clean up.