Hmmm...What about keeping up with PWC
and adding the skimmer?
I am trying to rid myself of that nasty brown stuff that collects on the sides of the tank and the lil refugium I made that houses a big clump of chaeto.
Water change is simple, but cleaning this film is tough. It stinks like heck and doesnt scrub off easily. Very slimy filmy stuff. Mag float seems to miss it too.
I figured its got to be getting nutrients from my already underfed tank...The Aquaticlife skimmer has been shown to pull alot of nasty junk from the water. Think it might fight this mess? Strangely, its the only algae growing aside from the chaeto. (Its even grows ON the chaeto!).
So what about keeping up with PWC
and adding this skimmer? Could that put a dent in the algae stuff? If it did, that would make upkeep much easier on me. As of now, I have to reach into the tank with a plastic blade and scrape the stuff off. It takes about a week to become unsightly. It replenishes itself daily and grows in the most inconvienient places.
I am currently running GFO
and chaeto. I only feed a little every other day. I just dont see how this stuff grows so crazy when nothing else (algae) is growing? Makes me look like one of THOSE guys...(The kind using tap water and feeding three times a day, every day). And yea, nitrates and phosphates always show as zero when I check them.
(the stuff must be eating it)