help me troubleshoot my reef chemistry , look on my ICP results.

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I all, my tank is about 3 years old, with mostly SPS frags, I am struggling to get growth, polyp extension and maintain color, even Coraline is slow to grow
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Base elements
Salinity36.84 PSU35.00 PSU+1.84 PSU
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Carbonate hardness8.51 °dKH7.50 °dKH+1.01 °dKH
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Major elements
Chloride21063 mg/l20966 mg/l+97.20 mg/l
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Sodium11594 mg/l11648 mg/l-54.00 mg/l
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Magnesium1399 mg/l1392 mg/l+6.41 mg/l
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Sulfur927.4 mg/l974.2 mg/l-46.75 mg/l
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Calcium424.6 mg/l445.8 mg/l-21.22 mg/l
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Potassium425.0 mg/l432.0 mg/l-7.04 mg/l
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Bromine68.69 mg/l70.94 mg/l-2.25 mg/l
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Strontium7.66 mg/l8.47 mg/l-0.82 mg/l
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Boron4.00 mg/l4.66 mg/l-0.66 mg/l
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Fluorine1.19 mg/l1.38 mg/l-0.18 mg/l
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Minor elements
Lithium288.9 µg/l180.0 µg/l+108.9 µg/l
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Silicon124.9 µg/l105.9 µg/l+19.02 µg/l
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Iodine47.06 µg/l68.83 µg/l-21.77 µg/l
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Barium9.74 µg/l10.59 µg/l-0.84 µg/l
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Molybdenum7.70 µg/l12.71 µg/l-5.01 µg/l
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Nickel0.75 µg/l0.53 µg/l+0.22 µg/l
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Manganeseu.1.06 µg/l-1.06 µg/l
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Arsenicu.1.59 µg/l-1.59 µg/l
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Berylliumu.0.11 µg/l-0.11 µg/l
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Chromeu.0.53 µg/l-0.53 µg/l
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Cobaltu.0.11 µg/l-0.11 µg/l
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Ironu.0.53 µg/l-0.53 µg/l
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Copper1.01 µg/l0.53 µg/l+0.48 µg/l
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Seleniumu.0.53 µg/l-0.53 µg/l
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Silveru.0.11 µg/l-0.11 µg/l
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Vanadium1.05 µg/l1.59 µg/l-0.53 µg/l
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Zincu.2.12 µg/l-2.12 µg/l
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Tinu.0.53 µg/l-0.53 µg/l
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Nutrients
Nitrate10.40 mg/l2.00 mg/l+8.40 mg/l
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Phosphorus5.38 µg/l15.88 µg/l-10.50 µg/l
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Phosphate0.02 mg/l0.05 mg/l-0.03 mg/l
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Pollutants
Aluminium10.42 µg/l0.11 µg/l+10.32 µg/l
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Antimonyu.0.11 µg/l-0.11 µg/l
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Bismuthu.0.11 µg/l-0.11 µg/l
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Leadu.0.11 µg/l-0.11 µg/l
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Cadmiumu.0.21 µg/l-0.21 µg/l
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Lanthanumu.0 µg/l+0 µg/l
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Thalliumu.0.11 µg/l-0.11 µg/l
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Titaniumu.0.11 µg/l-0.11 µg/l
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Tungstenu.0 µg/l+0 µg/l
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Mercuryu.0 µg/l+0 µg/l
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I all, my tank is about 3 years old, with mostly SPS frags, I am struggling to get growth, polyp extension and maintain color, even Coraline is slow to grow
//lab.atiaquaristik.com/share/0b6abad49e6f486cb347

SymbolValueCalculated reference valueDifferenceResultActions
Base elements
Salinity36.84 PSU35.00 PSU+1.84 PSU
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Carbonate hardness8.51 °dKH7.50 °dKH+1.01 °dKH
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Major elements
Chloride21063 mg/l20966 mg/l+97.20 mg/l
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Sodium11594 mg/l11648 mg/l-54.00 mg/l
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Magnesium1399 mg/l1392 mg/l+6.41 mg/l
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Sulfur927.4 mg/l974.2 mg/l-46.75 mg/l
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Calcium424.6 mg/l445.8 mg/l-21.22 mg/l
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Potassium425.0 mg/l432.0 mg/l-7.04 mg/l
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Bromine68.69 mg/l70.94 mg/l-2.25 mg/l
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Strontium7.66 mg/l8.47 mg/l-0.82 mg/l
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Boron4.00 mg/l4.66 mg/l-0.66 mg/l
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Fluorine1.19 mg/l1.38 mg/l-0.18 mg/l
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Minor elements
Lithium288.9 µg/l180.0 µg/l+108.9 µg/l
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Silicon124.9 µg/l105.9 µg/l+19.02 µg/l
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Iodine47.06 µg/l68.83 µg/l-21.77 µg/l
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Barium9.74 µg/l10.59 µg/l-0.84 µg/l
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Molybdenum7.70 µg/l12.71 µg/l-5.01 µg/l
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Nickel0.75 µg/l0.53 µg/l+0.22 µg/l
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Manganeseu.1.06 µg/l-1.06 µg/l
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Arsenicu.1.59 µg/l-1.59 µg/l
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Berylliumu.0.11 µg/l-0.11 µg/l
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Chromeu.0.53 µg/l-0.53 µg/l
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Cobaltu.0.11 µg/l-0.11 µg/l
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Ironu.0.53 µg/l-0.53 µg/l
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Copper1.01 µg/l0.53 µg/l+0.48 µg/l
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Seleniumu.0.53 µg/l-0.53 µg/l
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Silveru.0.11 µg/l-0.11 µg/l
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Vanadium1.05 µg/l1.59 µg/l-0.53 µg/l
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Zincu.2.12 µg/l-2.12 µg/l
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Tinu.0.53 µg/l-0.53 µg/l
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Nutrients
Nitrate10.40 mg/l2.00 mg/l+8.40 mg/l
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Phosphorus5.38 µg/l15.88 µg/l-10.50 µg/l
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Phosphate0.02 mg/l0.05 mg/l-0.03 mg/l
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Pollutants
Aluminium10.42 µg/l0.11 µg/l+10.32 µg/l
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Antimonyu.0.11 µg/l-0.11 µg/l
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Bismuthu.0.11 µg/l-0.11 µg/l
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Leadu.0.11 µg/l-0.11 µg/l
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Cadmiumu.0.21 µg/l-0.21 µg/l
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Lanthanumu.0 µg/l+0 µg/l
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Thalliumu.0.11 µg/l-0.11 µg/l
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Titaniumu.0.11 µg/l-0.11 µg/l
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Tungstenu.0 µg/l+0 µg/l
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Mercuryu.0 µg/l+0 µg/l
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Personally Im of the opinion phosphates at .02 is too low for most coral. I would run it more at the .1-.2 mark but my experience is more on the LPS side. Stuff not growing is probably either nutrients or lighting though. Not maintaining color almost leans me more towards insufficient lighting.
 

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