Originally Posted by Benamayer
I meant the lawn mower blenny...
Adding a fish right now would only contribute to the problem. Get the nitrates, phosphates and algae under control and stable before adding anything.
As for the 1ppm phosphates, yes that is high. Phosphate should never be above .02 ppm
or unreadable on most test kits. Elevated levels of phosphate prohibit coral skeletal structure from forming, thus stunting growth, also leading to severe algae problems.
In a reef tank phosphate and nitrates need be 0 or very close. Stray outside this and algae forms, corals loose color and growth slows or stops.
Get the GFO
running, keep up on your PWC
's and figure out where your phosphates are coming from. GFO
will help but it will not do the hard work for you.