January 21 2017 at 6:13pm LakeCityReefs wrote:
How old is the tank Evan?
How many pounds of rock are you using?
I agree with your comments regarding the spectracide dosing and adding more fish to dirty up the water. Keep those nitrates between 5 & 10. You are also spot on with trying to adjust your photo period and intensity.
It's a balance of light, nutrients, and Alk (along with the other required stable water parameters),IMO your heading down the right path. I've been dosing Flourish for nitrates for about 6 months now and my colors have improved greatly. I have never added phosphates by dosing.
Keep us posted.
I have no idea about the amount of rock per pound. I just put in what I had from my old 48 reef and new rock from BRS. With the MarinePure block I shouldn't have to worry too much about surface area.
High nitrogen levels seems to be working great. I altered the order my bulbs are in and that seems to have helped the bleaching a little bit.