mixed reef heavy to sps not doing well- help!

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Sounds like cyano to me. Read up on the many resources to combat this.
does this look like cyano? if so i will use chemiclean

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Blow all the surfaces loose with a turkey baster. Reduce white light intensity for a few days and assure you have adequate clean up crew. ( snails. . . turbo, astrea, nassarius, trochus, nerite and a few blue leg hermits)
ARE YOU USING RO WATER OR TAP WATER FROM THE FAUCET? ALSO IS TANK BY OR NEAR A WINDOW?

One thing to enforce with a mixed reef is you must run carbon ( I run chemiPure blue) as softies/LPS emit toxins that will affect SPS in the same tank. Carbon will reduce these toxins.

Assure you have the following in range:

Temp: 77-79
Salinity 1.025
Mag 1300
CA 450
Alk 8-9
ph 8.1-8.3
 
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Blow all the surfaces loose with a turkey baster. Reduce white light intensity for a few days and assure you have adequate clean up crew. ( snails. . . turbo, astrea, nassarius, trochus, nerite and a few blue leg hermits)
ARE YOU USING RO WATER OR TAP WATER FROM THE FAUCET? ALSO IS TANK BY OR NEAR A WINDOW?

One thing to enforce with a mixed reef is you must run carbon ( I run chemiPure blue) as softies/LPS emit toxins that will affect SPS in the same tank. Carbon will reduce these toxins.

Assure you have the following in range:

TEMP IS 77.5 TO 78.5
Salinity IS 1.026
Mag 13
CAL is 420
Alk is 8.5
ph 7.8 to 8.2
Ro/Di is 0ppm
 

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one year, chemiclean should do the trick?
I'm not a fan of jumping right to chemical solutions. When I had cyano issues, I just vacuumed them out with water changes and adjusted my flow in my tank (either repositioning pumps and/or increasing flow). This fixed the issue for me after a few rounds of water changes.
 

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