Did the algae come off in sheets?
----Yes it definitely came off in little red sheets. Almost looked like plastic.
I am not aware of a way to automate a SW
-----Not sure of an automated way either, but I found this thing. What do you think? http://www.okvbc.com/aquarium%20supplies.htm
--- This or something like it would be really cool.
This is usually caused by excess nutrients
-----How would I go about making sure that I don't put excess nutrients in then? I pretty much followed the directions on the bottles. I used a calcium and alkalinity additive, and the complete reef additive. The algae started after I started adding that stuff combined with the fact that I added new high power lighting system.
incorporate a good skimmer
-----Do you mean protein skimmer, because I had a good one on there. I believe the Sea Clone. The guy at the fish store says we have a lot of phospate in our water in this area. He thinks that will cause the algae growth, so I think I'll have to use a new filtering system that will remove the phosphate.
Anyways thanks for the help, I know I'm writing way too much.