Here is what I have found / been told:
Ammo - 0
Trites - 0
Trates - 20
PH - 7.8 (taken 1st thing before lights kicked on) Testing again tonight.
Salinity - 1.023
Temp - 80F
Went to LFS
and spoke with owner - extremely knowledgable about everything I've ever asked.
He stated that my pH is on the low side, but he would expect a small swing 8.2-7.8 during the night when the corals and algae start making their own food and using oxygen and producing CO2
... I'll buy that.
However he did say that my alk
was just outside the range on the low side, so he recommended seachem buffer, which I got and dosed.
I also picked up a API Master kit, so I actually had my own pH kit.
Furthermore, he stated that the signs, symptoms that I was facing in his opinion would not be caused by anything to do with any readings that he got from the water. He did state however that it sounded like a bacterial infection commonly found in Green Chromis. He also stated that USUALLY it doesn't transfer to other fish, however, it is possible.
He also stated that there could have been factors that led
to stress which caused the infections to show up more quickly.
His advice was to monitor all the fish very carefully for anything out of the ordinary. Act accordingly. He also stated that he wanted me to test my pH tonight after a full day of lights on, and ensure that it is up to 8.2. He stated to call him if not, and we would look to a plan of action.