has been running for 6 months. I have learned how to keep it "stable".
There is no substitute for time. Although water parameters may test "good" there is still a lot of nasty stuff in newer systems. Also after LR
is harvested, shipped dry, put through a cycle, etc, etc., it takes months for the life forms to return ie. the film algae the star feeds from, no matter how much you have.
Here is a link describing "Tank Maturity" and the processes that produce it. www.talkingreef.com
-Podcast episode 12 It's def. worth listening to.