Thanks everybody I do appreciate your input and I learn from all that you say.
Right now I have my lighting only running for about 8-9 hours a day. I think that is what I have it set for. I will double check.
I use RO
water and I thought that was supposed to remove all po4
tecwzrd - If you say the RO
system does nto do that then how the heck can you every truly get rid of po4
I am doign water changes and will continue to go a little above and beyond to make sure levels are good.
As of right now the bubble coral and the bushroom coral that I have are both placed at the bottom of the tank. When I have my flow right and my salinity right both corals are fully open or extended. So I guess right now all is good. I will watch for bleaching for for the coral closing up.
As for the light I am not goign to replace it so I have to deal with it. Biggest issue is the amount of alge I have. I am hoping the chaeto I added will help reduce the alge but so far nothing. I can try to reduce the light one time some but as is I don't have it on for that long a period each day- so I don't want to reduce it too much.
Guess it is trial and error. I will keep the skimmer going, change the filter cartrige, do my water changes and keep an eye on things. I wil ltest for the basic stuff but might have to look into a po4
kit- thought I am not sure what to do if I find out my po4
levels are high. Heck that is the reason I purchased the RO