Originally Posted by Zakwhite
Also forgot to say the algae issue isn't quite as bad as it looks but is a bit algaey
How do I control get rid of?
Algae is typically caused by too many nutrients in your tank, possibly combined with too much time with the lights on. Also, if this tank isn't established, algae blooms are not unexpected. More or less everybody goes through it when first setting up a tank. The best way to get rid of it is to aggressively perform 10 - 15% water changes every single week. That's a habit you're going to want to get into anyway. You want to make sure you're using RO
water - and you're going to want to make sure that it tests 0 for phosphates before putting it into your tank. I'm sure that with as much hair algae as you have your tank would currently test at 0 for phosphates: that doesn't mean there's not a phosphate problem, it means that you have too much algae and it is consuming all the phosphates. Remove the phosphates, you remove the algae.
I cannot emphasize enough that you are putting too many animals into your tank. There is nothing that you can do that will make those animals live happily or healthily - it would be like you living your life in a bathroom. A small one. With multiple people living in it. Aggressive ones.
A 30 gallon tank should NOT be housing 6 fish. Especially when clowns and damsels are all relatively aggressive. That pseudochromis aint exactly peaceful either. I would not buy another piece of coral or anything else until you get:
1. Your livestock list under control with 5 fish at the absolute MOST - from your list I would say keep one clown, the pseudo and the chromis. Then add something else small and peaceful (firefish or something similar perhaps - something that stays on the smaller side) - keep in mind, however, that adding a peaceful fish after all those aggros are in there may not go too well.
2. Your algae under control. A healthy tank will not have rocks covered in algae
How long are you lighting your tank each day? do you have a protein skimmer? How much are you feeding your tank?