How many hours a day are your lights on now? What I'm thinking is could you reduce your lighting to 3-5 hrs a day of MH
and see if that helps you get the algae under control? Once you don't have it in the tank anymore you may be able to up your lighting again.
How many water changes at what percentage did you do with the RO
? Have you been running rowaphos and nitrate stuff?
I know that isn't what you were asking for, but I just thought I'd throw that out there. I don't know about you, but I just wouldn't love it as much if it weren't for the corals. Man I love those animals like crazy!
That being said, you could certainly revert to FOWLR
(or corals under PC
; I have to say that was working surprisingly well for me with only 2.1wpg). And there'd be nothing wrong with that if it made you a happier person and allowed you to get fish you'd enjoy more. You have to do what makes *you* happy.
If you want to get rid of your corals I'll run over there and get them (hey, you're not so far from me)! The may meeting of the NJRC is going to be in Woodbury, NJ just in case you're interested in going!