I have a 75 gallon reef tank that is in need of some good repairing. Its been about a year since I've been on this site and about as long for doing any serious
maintenance with my tank. My wife has been having some medical problems so other things were taking priority. Needless to say, the tank was not one of them. Surprisingly, there is a lot of things still alive and seem to be doing......OK. I still have most of the corals (soft corals, SPS
, etc.) that are still alive but some look like they have seen better days. I've lost a couple fish in the process as well. The water changes have been done about once every 8-10 weeks which I'm sure pushed the skimmer to its limits. I use to do them religiously every other week. I replaced most of the bulbs in my light fixture about a month ago but still need to get the halides replaced. I'm also considering getting a new skimmer that may be able to handle the algae that has grown in the tank so any recommendations (as far as brands) for an in-sump skimmer would be great.
There is significant macro algae (purplish, red bubbles) growing on the rocks as well as other types of, what looks like, a type of hair algae (brownish, green fuzz), and brown algae that grows a lot on the glass. That has been scraped off the glass. I would like to rebuild/repair the tank but I don't want to do too much to "shock" the system. If anyone would have any tips, it would be greatly appreciated.