So I have a 45 gallon tank with 2 powerheads that are sync'd at a moderate speed, and 2 T5 lights (on for 8 hours). I have 2 clownfish, 1 coral beauty angelfish, 1 clown goby, 15 red legged hermit crabs, 2 emerald hermit crabs and 3 large snails. I do not have any coral but want to get some in the next few months.
I have the red algae that is on top of a few rocks. When blown on my turkey baster is pulls right off the rock. It is slimy and It is not on any of the sand bed... I also have the green hairy algae as well.
I hate looking at the algae as it doesn't look like the really clean tank that my local LFS
has which I'm jealous of and want.
I want to get rid of my algae and would like to know the best way and if it's getting more algae eaters I'd like to know how many to get... The local LFS
keeps telling me different quantities and kinds... Any suggestions?
So here are my chemical levels: Salinity 1.025 (using a refractometer), PH 8.0 (which is normal for my tank), Ammonia 0, Nitrite 0, Nitrate 0, Copper 0, Calcium 480 mg
/L, Carbonate Hardness 179ppm or 10dkH, Phosphate 0.