Addresses most of the areas. Lmk what you think
1) flow: 2x koralis 565 and 3x sun JVP-110 (530 gph
). My return pump is a Rio+ 2100
2) detritus (excess nutrients): I had been wanting to rework the rocks to get a larger sand bed so I syphoned 5 gallons for water and then removed rocks without corals and rinsed them in the 5 gallon bucket cintaining thenaquarium water. Also hit them with a turkey baster to get as much of the detritus out on the nooks and crannies.
I then syphone water through a filter sock back into the sump to remove any visible detritus form the top of the sand bed (tried not to disturb sand bed.
The amount of detritus that was removed was insane. Hopefully the tank starts to do better. Im trying to avoid adding any chemicals into the tank. Will continue with weekly 5 gallon water changes and im being a little more aggresive about changing my fikter sock every few days. You think I am ok to add live pods
. I want to get the population back to where it was before. Thanks for the tips!