I'm not sure what's going on but hopefully someone can give me some ideas on what to do. I have a 3.3g HOB fuge that up until the last week was doing wonderful. Now however I'm starting to have some issues.
I have a Reef Octopus NS80 Nano Skimmer that I'm still sort of struggling with. It continues to run really wet. This wetness is mostly yellow. No matter what I do about the flow I get more liquid then foam. It also throws micro bubbles throughout the fuge. This sits closest to the input area. Thinking maybe hindering the flow.
At the intake area I have some funky looking stuff growing crazy. White, thick web like stuff. It's only in that one area. At the return opening I'm having a major red slime algae issue. I have a 24w cf light, running opposite the DT lights. I have chaeto/LR and a 2" pink aragonite sb. Pods are doing well in there though.
I'm using a pre-skimmer box over the intake pump to keep the protein off the water surface in the DT. I'm not happy with this but I gotta use it. I just feel my tank isn't getting filtered well enough. No algae issues in the DT though. But when I use a turkey baster to blow off the LR I get a lot of debris that I know is just settling back down on the rock. So it's like only a matter of time before some sort of issue arises.
Any suggestions for the running of my fuge? Changes? Do I need a skimmer? Or any known HOB external skimmers?