As far as the canister filter goes, I am no expert however I will say two things about it. 1.) sometimes it takes a couple weeks for things to slime over and stop producing bubbles. About your bacteria, take as much off the current setup as possible and transplant into the new filter media. That should keep you in good terms with you cycle process.
Also I accidentally let my temp. get way high (80 degrees for 2 days and left the tank lights on too much) and got a Brown Algae growth any suggestions? I have no cleanup crews as of yet
I maintain my water temp at 79.8 - 80.5 (full 24 hour fluxuation) Some will say that a temp closer to natural temps such as 80+ degrees will promote an algae bloom, however I have had no such problems. A large brown algae bloom is to be expected with a freshly cycled system. Do your 10 - 20% water change twice a month and you will see that it will balance out in the next few weeks.
I would keep my eye on this since you already have fish in the tank and not let it get any higher. The limits for FOWLR
is higher than a reef, but I still wouldn't let it go any higher.
Bring this up to 1.023 - 1.025 over the next couple weeks, IMO
its too low. Your only .050 away from brackish.
If you want that algae to go away immediately get yourself 1 snail per 4 gallons as a start and add more up to 1 snail per gallon as needed. Good luck and best wishes!
Here's to swimmin with bowlegged women.
Reef with 30G Sump/Fuge Combo
-30G LTAnemonarium with mated porcelain crabs, 10 sexy shrimp, and 2 pink skunks all tied into the other 135G in my system.