of 3-4 meg/l is ideal as it allows some room for test kit/user error and fluctuations without being too low or high. FWIW NSW
is about 2.3-2.5. Reef Crystal usually test around 4 meg.l at 1.025. Maybe some alk
was used neutralizing acids.?
is very high right now, but I don't think thats surprising since you just finished cycling. You may want to run a PO4
reducer like rowaphos or phosban. That will prevent algae blooms and stop your LR
from soaking it up and possibly releasing it later. PO4
should be <.03 ideally in a reef.