Maintaining some Phosphate and Nitrate

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Hello fellow reefers,
I am running a 115 Gallon Mix reef tank. Typically my phosphate and Nitrates run very low (Nitrate around 1 and phosphate around .02 or lower). I am aware of the modern day thinking that there is a need for some level of both in the tank. My problem is how to safely raise it without over compensating or busting the bank. I know the conventional thinking is to increase feeding and reducing filtering. But when I last experimented with this I over compensated and had an algae break out. I recently tried Brightwell NeoNitro and it does successfully raised the nitrate but killed the phosphate. Plus it requires about 15-20 ML per day (I realized one level is reached I can back down from that). My coral look awesome except my Goni which never live very longs (I am told this is why). I am starting to think that I basically don't worry about it and don't rock the boat. How are others treating this problem.

I am presenting running for filtering an Algae scrubber, Phosban and Pellet reactor, along with protein skimmer.

Thanks for the help
 
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Thanks. Been using Phosban for years. At this point it just habit. I guess I could try and eliminate it and see impact.
 

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