No problem. Here's my situation.
Tank is about 12 months old. Started out with tap water. I've always had the skimmer. Canister with Bio balls and Carbon.
About 2 or 3 months in, I started having very bad algae and cyano
problems. First thing I did was purchase an RO
water filter on eBay. I've been using that water ever since.
Around the same time I increased my live rock to what it is now (about 60-70lbs in a 46 gallon tank) and I took all the media out of my canister except for carbon. This includes all the foam filters. The only thing in there was a bag or two of carbon.
I also upgraded my lights from NO
to a 96w Power Compact hood.
I reduced my lighting schedule. And made sure to only feed small amounts every other day at most. Ran Phos-guard and other similar products in the filter. Increased flow to a total of 3 maxi-jets (2-900 and 1-1200).
Recently I have started getting hair algae. I removed the canister completely. No mechanical filtration at all, other than the skimmer. I replaced my Power Compact bulbs. Reduced my lighting some more. Picked up a lawnmower Blenny.
and hair algae still there, blenny isn't touching the hair algae...
Then a couple days ago, I dosed with Red Slime Remover.
Hair algae is everywhere...
That's where I'm at now. I have to get the hair algae under control, and the cyano
will probably come back. Frustrating!