Ok so I've been losing the battle for a while now. Now its time for everyone to chime in their ideas so i can give it a shot.
Setup is on 10/06/10
Rock and sand is from existing tank.(One piece is from the LSF(live rock))
10 gallon tank
20 gallon sump
Mag5 return pump
Sunpod 70watt hqi
Live rock in sump
ATS(only on for a few days)
dont know how many snails but started out with 25
all corals and my clam are doing great
I do waterchanges every 1 1/2 weeks to 2 weeks Depend on when my work schedule. I just take out all water from the sump and replace it with new one.
I use RO
water for wc
no phosphate test sorry