So here’s test results from 1/18/10
And a set of pics, the first is from 1/17 of the open side of the tank, half cleaned and half not. Guess which is which
Pics on 1/18
Flash pic of full tank
One thing to note here, I fired up his 225 Cichlid tank, and that had the exact same light fixture and bulbs, but was only a year old or so, so we swapped the fixtures, and oh what a difference. Still probably should replace the bulbs, but this is better than the old ones!!
Closeup of right (open) side
That stuff grows a skin over the top layer of substrate and I can’t siphon it off without taking the gravel. Gotta get the Nitrates and Phosphates down and get that skimmer in, I’m losing this battle.
Pics on 1/20, 3 days after cleaning
Substrate on right (open) side super close
Rock (non-reef, slate rock) with green hair algae
And, the red cyano
is growing on the overflows again. And everywhere else. I’m gonna get some ROWAPHOS and see if that helps. They make a nitrate remover for freshwater, why not for saltwater?