Okay, well today was a crazy day for me and my boyfriend so we didn't get a chance to do the PWC
. He said he only turned the lights on for about 2 hours. I didn't even get a chance to see the tank today, but according to my boyfriend all the bubbles are gone, but he didn't comment on the hair algae or the spot of cyno. Like I said, it was a crazy day.
As for the HOB
filter, we do clean it when we do partial water changes - but that's not every week. We'll work on that. I suppose we could just do without, but for some reason it comforts me
It isn't a biowheel - it just has the filter media with the GAC
inside of it. Well, only on one side now because we replaced the other side with rock rubble.
Thanks to everyone for all the help & suggestions - we'll do the PWC
, siphon & I'll let you know how things go in the next day or two.
Kind of a side note and just out of curiosity - does pH have any effect on algae or vise versa?