Losing Corals . . . Is my action to fix correct?

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I hate to be a pest, but you are knowledgeable about this and I could use the help. I've started the regiment you recommended (no UV until Tuesday). Here are some new pictures taken this just a few minutes ago. No bubbles and no hair looking algae that I can see. There is some yellow-green algae and pink coloring happening though. My Phosphates are 0.23ppm measured using a Hanna ULR tester and my Nitrates are still at zero using an Hanna tester. What do you think? Thanks in advance for you help.
 

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You need to get nitrate to 10. Feed more or dose neonitro. I had to double dose it for weeks before my number came up. Run lights for 6 hours only with blue and UV no whites. Siphon out as much as you can during water change. A 4 month old tank is going to struggle with corals because it has not reached any significant level of biodiversity yet. I would dose phytoplankton daily to help with that and also I recently started using PNS Probio with good results at keeping my tank clean. It is a natural bacteria.
 

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I hate to be a pest, but you are knowledgeable about this and I could use the help. I've started the regiment you recommended (no UV until Tuesday). Here are some new pictures taken this just a few minutes ago. No bubbles and no hair looking algae that I can see. There is some yellow-green algae and pink coloring happening though. My Phosphates are 0.23ppm measured using a Hanna ULR tester and my Nitrates are still at zero using an Hanna tester. What do you think? Thanks in advance for you help.
This is the forming of dino. Chances are your Phos and/or nitrate are becoming elevated. Blow loose with a turkey baster and follow what I mentioned in Post #30
 
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This is the forming of dino. Chances are your Phos and/or nitrate are becoming elevated. Blow loose with a turkey baster and follow what I mentioned in Post #30
My Phos is now up to .48ppm and my Nitrates increased from zero to 1.4ppm. Both checked using Hanna testers. PH dropped to 7.4 so I dosed with "eight.four" which should bring it back up. I did blow the dino's loose. Should I do this and change 10% water again? How often should I blow away the dino's and change water? My UV filter is due today. I plan to add it as soon as it arrives. Thanks so much for your help.
 

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My Phos is now up to .48ppm and my Nitrates increased from zero to 1.4ppm. Both checked using Hanna testers. PH dropped to 7.4 so I dosed with "eight.four" which should bring it back up. I did blow the dino's loose. Should I do this and change 10% water again? How often should I blow away the dino's and change water? My UV filter is due today. I plan to add it as soon as it arrives. Thanks so much for your help.
That will do it
Add a pouch of chemipure elite to lower it a little
 
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Thanks to everyone for all of the good advice. I believe I have won the battle with Dino's. All signs are gone. I now have Coralline algae forming. I checked my parameters and my Nitrates are at 8.7ppm and my Phosphates are at .39ppm. This was after a 10% water change. I'm not sure how to get the Phosphates to drop though.
 

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Get an automatic top off system to add rodi throughout the day. It will keep the salinity and water chemistry more stable.
Tunze is a great brand
 

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