It's been six months since my last water change in an experiment to see whether appropriate water chemistry can be maintained with a combination of macro algae, biopellets, NO3/PO4-X, and protein skimming. Algae was a problem until I found the proper balance of those combinations. Now that's been achieved, algae growth has decreased and leveled off; I only clean the glass once every week-and-a-half. All inhabitants are happy, healthy, and growing well.
June 14, 2017 21:37