The skimmer does seem to pull out plenty of nasty brown stuff. I'm unsure about the lights as I suspect that they are responsible for killing off my SPS frags through being just too powerful! I tried to increase my whites above 40% a while back and my acans almost got nuked. They almost totally receeded. I think I may have just managed to rescue them as the colour is only just coming back having reduced the lighting level and periods.
So now I am really nervous about changing the intensity of the lights although I am confused having had the prior belief that SPS needed intense lighting, and having read that LED's aren't usually considered as being man enough for the job. So I'm surprised at not being able to increase the output without killing everything.
I have actually toyed with the idea of trying out softies but I feel that would be admitting defeat. I did think about adding zoas...but don't these tend to spread all over every surface of the rock and take over other corals?
Thanks that is kind of you to offer to send me some. If I decide to go that way I will certainly take up your offer.
Well I won't lie. In the past I have been a bit lazy with water changes but I have tested my parameters regularly and the phosphate pretty much never registers with the DD test kit. Also I never seem to see any considerable levels of nitrate...never seen it as high as 5. I do find this strange tbh.
Since moving house and doing an approx 50% water change, I have been better motivated and am changing approx 10% weekly.
I have used Red Sea Coral Pro since day one.