Hello to all: My question is during the day while away from home is it best to leave all lighting out and again at night. To me it just seems that my fish and Rock are being cheated on light, but I have been told it reduces Algae an such.
Buy a timer from the hardware store and put your lights on a timer, 12 hours on and 12 hours off. If you experience an algae in crease you can decrease the photoperiod a bit.
No help with the biowheel, except to say, if you have 1.5-2 lbs per gallon of LR
, you don't need it, you can simply use powerheads for water movement and get rid of the hob
filter. You might check to make sure there is no restriction on the intake, could be cavitation although I doubt it.