G'day my name is Peter, thank you for having me. Originally from Cambridge I now live in sleepy Suffolk. I've not had a tank for over a decade and dived straight back in with marines. I've started small with a Juwel Rio 240 which has been running 6 months: 4 green chromis, 1 emerald crab, 1 cleaner wrasse, 3 turbo's, 3 trochus, 3 nassarius, 3 astraea, 3 sand tiger conch.........can you tell they have a deal at my local shop ; ) and 6 assorted hermits.
Because I set it up in the winter I didn't notice that it would get quite a bit of natural light from an angle which has caused a hair algae problem. All parameters are in check with phosphates and nitrates well managed due to good filtration and reactors, as well as regular water changes and careful feeding. I manually remove it a few times per week, promote coralline growth, and have plenty of liverock hitchhikers, as well as copepods and lots of amphipods all giving me a hand. As a last resort I tried the 48 hour blackout which worked temporarily but as soon as you turn the lights on the algae goes sexual.
For pay day this month I am looking to get a Chalk Goby for my DSB and a Foxface to help with the algae clearance. Any other suggestions?
I also have a Newa More 30R which is cycling at the moment and well out of the way of the nearest window.