I don't mean to be that person looking for a quick fix hair algae problem but please hear me out
. I will fill you in a little on my setup and current tank husbandry. I have a 25 gallon aquarium with a 8 gallon hang on back fuge. I do weekly 20% water changes and have a fairly sizable assorted clean up crew. I feed them twice a week and I top off with RODI
water only. I run a 6 on, 18 off light cycle. I also dose my system twice a week with a phosphate remover called phosphate E. My nitrites, nitrates, and phosphates are reading 0. My LFS
confirmed the Nitrites and nitrates were 0. They were out of phosphate testing kits last time I was there. I believe my strips may be giving me a false negative reading.
I had this same issue earlier this year a few months after my reef was up and running. A little elbow grease by pruning/plucking algae and beefing up my CUC eventually cleaned everything up for two months. I went on vacation for two weeks and came home to a sizable amount of cyano
. Eventually the hair algae made its return. My algae pruning and CUC do not appear to be doing the trick this time around. I am looking into a possible nano skimmer but I've heard mix reviews on how affective they actually are in nano systems.
Would it be beneficial for me to look into a skimmer or should I continue my current husbandry practices and tough it out.
All suggestions are appreciated.