Ok AA, here is my situation..
I have a 20g reef tank started that has been up for 3 weeks now and have realized I need to expand my system's filtration.
I currently have a Cascade 700 canister filter with no sponges, just filter floss and a bag of purigen, the filter runs almost 200gph. I have around 15lbs of rock, a maxi-jet 400(around 100gph) powerhead, a heater, and an ebay, 120w LED
light set up.
My tank is repeatedly blooming hair algae, even after water changes and keeping the lights off for 2-3 days after picking off as much as I can. So, here is where I'm looking for opinions....
In my 20g system, would I be better off adding a sump, with a refugium/skimmer/return?
Adding a HOB
skimmer and a dual reactor, GFO
/carbon and keeping my canister filter for flow and replacing the floss with either ceramic bio media or some live rock rubble?