Hey guys, I wanted to post on her about a lot of issues I've been having over the last several weeks/months. Of course, when I got into this hobby I fell in love and dove in head first. I read a lot of articles and felt like I had a good grasp of what it takes to start and maintain a reef aquarium. So about 6 months ago I bought everything I thought I needed, cycled my tanks, and started buying coral. Of course over the last 4/5 months I've bought coral like they were going extinct in the next few months. My tanks were looking beautiful and had no problems. I kept adding coral and doing my weekly waterchanges and testing. After a few months I felt like my tanks were "stable". So, I quit testing weekly and went to biweekly while keeping up the weekly wc's. Well, I started buying acroporas and this is where my world ran face first into a wall. I couldn't get colors to come out and they would just die overnight. Well I've kept trying them and reading and asking questions( thanks Chris) and have found lots of newbie issues. That's where NRS comes in. New Reefer Syndrome. I like to think of it like the first time you realized that girls were different than boys! I just went too fast too quick. And yeah yeah yeah I was warned, but it didn't matter, I was in love! Long story short I realiyzed my phosphates were way too high, spent a couple hundred to fix that with a gfo for each tank. Realized my salinity was getting too high between top odds and wow through all of my buying corals, my alkalinity was being depleted like donuts at a weightwatchers Convention. So now I'm dosing Alkalinity. I'm just posting this too say dont get lazy with your testing and never believe that your tank is "stable" enough. Abig thanks to Chris for helping along the way and the guys here at reef2reef. The guys here in the reef club will try they're best to help in any way they can. Thanks guys for great advise regardless weather or not I took it. By the way, my acros are coming back now!