If you've seen any of my posts you know I have a 55 gallon that has been up about a month. I've got some hair-like algea that is brown growing on the walls of my tank and sand.
Currently the tank holds the following:
2 cleaner shrimp
1 chocolate chip starfish
All my test come out okay but I'm curious about water flow/filtration.
30 lbs base rock (just added)
30 lbs live rock - in the tank about a month.
20 lbs live sand
30 lbs argonite (dead) sand
Seaclone 100 (modded) - picked up some red stuff.. looks like blood. I was working on the tank a while back and I think I cut myself in the tank.
Also a penguin 330 - with biowheels that will be removed soon to keep nitrates down some.
Also I have a 20 dollar powerhead - the only one walmart carries... 200 gph
? not sure.
My question is would it be reasonable for me to ditch the penguin 330 and rely on the live rock/sand and skimmer for filtration. If so when would this be? Is my current rock adequate?
How many power heads do I need?
Thanks for your time.
I plan to add a couple clowns in the future but I will have to remove atleast one damsel because it is super aggressive towards the other.