Originally Posted by youknow2025
I feed daily and in my opinion its a lot! I only do that though is because my damsels go into like a shock and idk why. They get white spots all over them or turn pure white. After the lights are turned on and they eat they are fine. Is there a reason behind this? And I'm getting rid of at least one damsel. Maybe all of them.
the damsels turning opaque is a natural defense of the fish, nothing to worry about at all. I'd get rid of the damsels for sure! as stated earlier in the thread, they get VERY territorial and are a nightmare to catch in matured tanks (ridiculously quick! and you end up scaring everything in the tank and possibly knocking rocks out of place - not fun!) i have the same prob at the mo. 3 regal damsels run riot until my coral beauty puts them in their place
with the nitrates - to start with, test every 2-3 days to make sure that the levels are dropping then test once a week. I test every sat morning (thats everything mind you) get into a habit of doing so, so you can catch any anomalies sooner rather than later.
i noticed in your second post you said you had a lot of hair algae, that is most likely your phosphates. although, if you test for it it will prob show very low or non. but the algae absorbs phosphates, thus the reading being low/non. do you use a canister filter? if so get some phos-zorb or similar and get that in the filter. this will suck all the phosphate out. prob take a month or so before you see results but well worth it. note: change every2/3 months.
hope all this helps - good luck