Do you think live phyto feeds dinos? My experience has been live phyto and bacteria additions beat/out compete dinos (rather rapidly). But i suppose this may depend on what strain of dinos (my understanding is that there are like hundreds of strains.. and several common to aquariums) and the kind of phyto (I like reef nutrition the best by far as it is MANY TIMES more concentrated than the typical green water). When i grow phyto i always wonder if all the fertiziler has been used up on not. But with reef nutrition--they must centerfuge because you literally get nearly a paste of phyto (instead of liquid) its so thick and concentrated....Phyto feeds dinos FYI. I recommend holding off until you beat the dinos. I’m not fully caught up on your thread but will give most of it a read. Dinos suck.
@Boomer: The reset is a good time to re-check all of your equipment. Make sure your salinity probes, refractomers are accurate, test kits are new/have new re-agent, etc.