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hoovers in the 40 range when I get lazy and miss a pwc
(or 2). I don't do corals but my inverts and fish seem happy.
I have macro (well sometimes) and it grows like a weed (yea nitrates) but I get frustrated with it invading my return section etc and rip it out. Then I give in and get some more.. instead of fixing the problem with the sump baffle (there's a lesson and personal insight there somewhere)
I'd suggest maybe doing another big pwc
and see if they come down. Or starting with a hardy species and not inverts since they are likely to come from a low nitrate environment if it's a good lfs