Thanks Sideways, it isn't perfect yet, but soooooo much nicer to look at. hehe. That algae was just insane. Here are some things that I did.
- Two 10% water changes a week, may be able to cut that back some now.
- Feeding every other day with frozen food. Soak it for 20min in Zoecon and garlic extreme, strain the water out, then add food to tank. Very minimal flake food to keep my clown happy... the goby seems to get 90% of the frozen food that goes in.
- Extra Maxi-Jet 1200, three total. Get lots of nice waterflow now. It's not overwhelming the tank like I thought it would, so everyone was right that posted minimum waterflow requirements.
- Pistol Shrimp and Goby. Got these about a month ago. That Shrimp pushes so much sand around it's just crazy. Always making new tunnels and caves.
Of course, the Goby ate a bunch of my Nassarius snails who were my old sandsifters. Not sure if I'll add more if he keeps eating them. hehe.
Lots of changes, but all worth it to me. Now I should be all set to get some Frags in a couple weeks at the Ypsilanti Frag Fest.
10 minutes down the road. Can't wait to have some corals in the tank.