So I just measured everything in the tank that I can with my kits. My phosphates have dropped in about 1/2 since the skimmers were online, about 2 weeks I guess. We're around .2 now!
I also measured my calcium and hardness for the first time ever and I'm finding around 11°dkh
and 480ppm Ca
. This is with the API kit so I'm sure it's not really exact but those numbers look decent based on what's in the kit recommendations. Everything is where it needs to be including PH at 8.3. Lastly, my salinity is a bit high from my last mix at 1.025 but I removed a bit of water and I'm letting the ato fill in a bit to help bring it down a bit. Not to much, but slowly of course.