Originally Posted by melosu58
I think you might have the light aspect covered but unfortunately that`s not the only fuel source there is. Lets`s switch to feeding now. What`s your feeding schedule look like and what do you feed? One thing I would definitely do is to siphon out as much as possible. The algea didnt happen over nite and it`s not going to go over nite either. Let`s focus on those excessive nutrients now.
I know it wont happen over night ( if only huh?
) but I was hoping to at least see SOME improvement over 2-3 weeks. It seems to be getting worse.
I try to rub off / siphon out as much as possible, It seems to come quicker than I can get rid of it.
This is what I use: ( not all at once)
I use formula two flake ( only a small pinch and thats it when fed) or a small pinch of new life spectrum marine fish small pellets, or a 1/4 cube of frozen marine cuisine frozen. I also have dried seeweed ( usually about a 2x2 square)
I had been feeding a pinch of these twice a day ( main source of algae problems initially im sure, when it built up) but I am now I am doing this:
a small pinch of formula two flake OR
a small pinch of pellet OR
a 1/4 of frozen + a 2 x 2 seeweed piece every other day. I know the twice a day feeding did NOT help. Even with the every other day feedings, unfortunatly am still seeing lots of algae growing.
Should I feed even less? Or perhaps get a bigger CUC? Right now I have: 1 sally light foot, 1 emerald crab, 3 nassarius snails, about 6 hermits and one turbo. I'm also hoping wit hthe new Korelia it will increase the flow and push more of the 'junk' toward the protein skimmer.