i removed the glass canopy around a month ago. I use instant ocean and i also have 2 MJ1200's, which also break the surface of the water to get things moving. Ill have to get back to you guys on Alkalinity.
50 Gallon Oceanic: 2 maxijet 1200's, 2 150 watt visitherm heaters, BakPak II Skimmer with PS & BT, Coralife Lunar 2X65 watt Power Compacts
Filtration: 50lbs LR
.com, 60lbs sand
Swimmers: 2 O. Clowns, Yellow Watchman, Firefish, Yellow Tang, Dottyback.
Clean-Up: Several snail & hermits, Skunk Cleaner, 2 Peps.
Corals: 2 zoo colonies, yellow polyps, star polyps