As of right now my water parameters are as follows:
Ammonia = 0, Nitrite = 0, Nitrate = 5, Phosphate = 0, Calcium = 500, DKH
= 12, and salinity 1.025-6. My lighting cycle was reacently changed due to the brown algaer problem. I went from about 12 hours a day to about 7 hours a day and started the lighting process later in the day, but the lights go off at the same time. The only supplements I have been adding to the water are micro vert and iodine. Nothing else goes in the tank. Actually I added Amquel plus once, due to the fact that my nitrates started to rise rapidly (then stabilized over the past couple of days). What is going on?