Ok I will answer what I can tonight and then have the water tested tomorrow. Cant figure out how to attach pics like I have in the past. I have submitted some to my gallery. Says pending approval. Hope this helps. The one with the anenome is older...probably 9-12 months ago at least. This is where it started. Its a lot thicker and greener now. Maybe its not hair algea. Its very soft and VERY hard to get ahold of. I have to scrub it off with tank water and a toothbrush. Feels like velvet. I had about 6-8 turbos. I think I have about 3-4 now. I have watched them go right over it and not even touch it.
Its a 100 gallon with a 40 gallon sump/fuge (only about 30 gallons of water in it). So a total of 125-130 gallons. I have 6 PH's for circulation and of course the return pump producing movement as well. I have 4 VHO
110 lights. Also running a phosban reactor.
----test results to be done tomorrow.
My tank is not near a window. It is about 25-35 ft from the nearest one but I have had my previous tank in the same place with no problem for 2 years. Plus the shades are always drawn. Stays dark in the living room until I turn the lights on. My water temp was around 77-78 but since the hotter days are rolling around its about 80-82. I have 3 small box fans blowing over the sump. I can cool it down to 78 at night but then if it goes to 82 in the day, this is quite a swing. So I keep it as close to 80 as I can. I have run my previous tank as warn as 84 and never had an algea problem. HOWEVER I did have a UV
running on that tank - I dont on this one.
I have fiji rock and base rock that has been in the tank for a couple of years. However I do have 1 peice of (base rock then) that was lava rock...you know the maroon stuff. However you cant tell its base rock at all now obviously as its all purple. What is lace rock?
Skimmer - I have a Aqua C Remora Urchin Pro. I used the same one on my previous 125 show tank with a 15 gallon sump - no fuge.
I bought the RO DI
unit used. I have had it for 2-3 years. I changed all the filters about every 3 months. I run 2 DI
units. I use Instant Ocean salt.
I have noticed a decrease in the algea on the back side of my tank since I have added the 2nd DI
filter. However the rocks on the front of my tank is growing each and every day.