Tonight I moved one baffle so there is a bubble trap out of the fuge and there is no over pouring baffle from the live rock section. I replaced the glass piece that was broken with a thicker one and tested the water.
I have to let the silicone dry for 24 hours or so then will put the water back in the sump and then will work on the bubble issue again.
Looks like my cycle is under way! Hard to see in the photo because I swear the colors of the tubes are darker all around so I'm looking at:
PH 8.2 (turns out I was using my FW
PH and not my SW
, so the reading was off)
Sal still at 1.025