I know that I need a better skimmer. If people could recommend a good HOB
one (because I have no sump), that would be great. I really like the Prizm that I have now, but know that it is not powerful enough for my big tank as I originally bought it for my 30 gallon. I was looking at getting the same brand but in the PRO model that states that it's rated for tanks up to 300 gal
. The LFS
said that anything by Prizm, Backpack and SeaClone is not worth buying because they are not powerful enough for my size tank. I have heard only negative things about the SeaClone and good things about the Backpack and love my Prizm.
As far as the critters digging in my tank sand, the only thing that does is the dreaded flatworms that I am trying to kill. This might afford me the possibility of killing two birds with one stone.
I plan on sucking out most of the sand out tomorrow and will test for any trace of phosphate tomorrow night. Of course I will continue with the phosphate remover and my skimmer constantly going.