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Old 09-23-2014, 09:21 PM   #1
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Hob protein skimmer or aquaclear Refugium

Have a 3 mos old reef. Having algae issues for last 3 weeks. Bright green that forms on glass super fast. Also on rocks sand. Wiped off easily but comes right back. Do weekly 20% wcs. My nitrates are under 10 and phosphates are zero. Guessing algae using nutrients up almost instantly

So what would help me more and hob skimmer or an aquaclear 110 stuffed with cheato. If hob can anybody recommend a descent priced one

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Old 09-23-2014, 11:17 PM   #2
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I am also having issues with surface film


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Old 09-23-2014, 11:43 PM   #3
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Cut back on feeding and do large water changes. Increase the water circulation towards the top of the tank so you can skim the stuff out. That is the protein that you are putting into the water when you feed that isn't being removed, causing your algae growth.
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Problem with cutting back on feeding is that clowns eat every thing. Have a high population of inverts that need to eat. Did cut back on feeding and light. Figured the cheato would out compete the bad algae


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Old 09-24-2014, 12:30 AM   #5
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IMO ~ lower nutrients first.

My first couple tanks were not RR, and I tried everything,

I found for myself that the best export was a skimmer, (cost me alot more money in long run not having one), as the refugiums were not large nor adequate enough for what I was putting in at that time.




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Are their actually decently priced nano hob filters out there that actually work


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Old 09-24-2014, 12:40 AM   #7
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Aquamaxx, reef octopus.


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Old 09-24-2014, 01:43 AM   #8
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What about the aquac remora


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I personally don't know much about it, I have read pretty good reviews when I was looking for my last nano.

Great price point.

Do you have any local reef forums in your area?
Usually can find some great deals on used equipment. Peoples Tank breakdowns and upgrades and such.



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I had great success with an AquaC Remora HOB on my nanocube.
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