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Old 02-01-2014, 10:58 AM   #11
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Yes I'm checking for TDS and it is 0ppm. As for the skimmer, it is in my display tank and does not accumulate too much waste. I empty it once a week.

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I have only had the tank for two months, and I haven't changed any filter pads because they seem to be so clean.

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I am running some carbon in my HOB filter along with the standard sponge filter it came with.

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If you are feeding daily, that is basically adding nitrates to your tank. That is what food turns into, even when consumed. If the skimmer isn't skimming well, as most seaclones don't, then the nitrates are left to be removed via weekly water changes. Thankfully, this is easy in small tanks...but even with the 10% weekly changes nitrates can creep up on us. If nitrates were at 20, for example, a 10% water change would only remove 2 and leave our nitrates at 18.
Algae is a complicated battle. There is some reading in my signature about it from our articles section. I'd recommend large water change, see if you can get more skimming out of your skimmer by further adjustment, and changing out your filter media and rinsing out your sponge (you should do this monthly at a minimum).
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Once a day is waaay too much for a clown. I do mine 3x a week and they're still big and fat.

Cut back on the feedings, and do a couple of power changes (40% + if possible) a day apart. This will remove the bulk of the nutrients in the water column. However, they will return if you don't modify your feeding schedule.
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