I know this topic has probably been addressed a million times, but I am asking anyways. I have a 30 gallon tank that has been up and running for almost two years now. I started with two Damsels and now am down to one. I opted to not go with LR
. I have a fluval filter, a powerhead to move water and that is it. When I first started the tank up, it was to close to outside light and about a few months in, the tank was taken over by what appeared to be red algae. I moved the tank cleaned the tank, scrubbed everything down and it seemed to go away. But it would make a comeback every single time. Just recently I changed about 30% of the water, scrubbed everything thoroughly, scrubbed every part of the filter as well. The water looked great for a couple weeks, but it looks like it is returning again. I run the light in the evenings for about 5-6 hours and feed the tiniest pinch of food nightly.
I know everyone seems to be against chemicals, but if I were going to use something to help with the problem, what chemical would anyone suggest. Also, if I were thinking of going to LR
someday, does that eliminate the need for a filter, and is it more difficult to maintain LR
in a 30 gallon tank than the bigger setups?