Since I upgraded my filtration, I've had large amounts of coralline algae disappear, as well as another type of algae that was all over the place and looked like montipora the way it grew out like shelves. At the same time I upgraded my filtration, I also upgraded my lights. I would have thought I would get more algae growth, not lose it all together!
I'm also having problems with all LPS
corals. Some are not growing at all and some are dying off, such as my flowerpot. It has faired the worst. Most others are just stagnant and don't want to open up sometimes. My SPS
on the other hand has gone haywire with huge amounts of growth and polyp extension.
Could it be that my water is too clean?
Parameters are as follows:
Ph : 8.2
I started running carbon about 2 weeks ago because my colt coral and GSP wouldn't open at all. About 12 hours after adding it they bounced back and are looking better. However, they're still not like they were. What is really troubling me is the algae die-off. I'm thinking that whatever is causing that, is causing the coral issues as well.
I've always had trace amounts of nitrates and battled elevated levels of phosphates all the time
Hair algae was always a problem. Now, it's non-existent along with everything else!
Chaeto algae and halameda in the fuge are growing well though.
Any ideas what the issue could be?