gotta say #WelcometoR2R sorry it took so long.
It is hard for me to say, it does not look like part of the candy cane but it’s been a while since I had one. Bet there’s someone around tonight that may know
stop by meet and greet when you get a sec to say hi to all
first we should say #WelcometoR2R
can you give us some more information about the tank. Pics would be great and some background about the tank. There is so many things it could be it would be hard to say. any advice on lighting would also be given based on what is in your tank...
First #WelcometoR2R !!! Tell us more about your tank - do you have live rock and how much? How often do you currently clean your canister filter (meaning do you use it for biological filtration or just mechanical filtration)? How heavy is the existing bio-load (# and types of fishes, heavy...
...of got out of order in set up. Take a minute read thru QT process and fallow guidelines as mentioned and kinda do a reset of the tank.
and #WelcometoR2R ask lots of questions and you’ll be surfing in no time
First, #WelcometoR2R !!! One of the challenges with putting a mixing station outside is the temperature difference. Although it is not a direct answer to your question, you may find some inspiration in this thread...
First off, welcome to R2R #WelcometoR2R
Let's have the Reefsquad take a look #reefsquad
My guess is that you're also curing new dry rock in your tank and what you are seeing with the high nitrate is the leaching of the nitrate from that rock. One time you can do 100% water changes.