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What size is your tank and what kind of wavemakers are you using? Low nutrients could be affecting them. Are you supplementing with any coral foods? (not everything is photosynthetic)
 
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Don't have a par reader, but if I were to guess 90 - 100.
PH - 8.2
dkh - 10
Cal - 400
Mag - 1310
Nitrate and Phosphate read at 0, but I have some algae growth so there's some in there
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What size is your tank and what kind of wavemakers are you using? Low nutrients could be affecting them. Are you supplementing with any coral foods? (not everything is photosynthetic)
100g tank with a 30g sump.
I am using 2 AI Nero 5 pumps back/front config running at 60% max variation with a Viper return.
 
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100g tank with a 30g sump.
I am using 2 AI Nero 5 pumps back/front config running at 60% max variation with a Viper return.
Not using any coral food as of yet. Shouldn't need to feed shrooms and leathers.
 
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@blaxsun I do think what you said earlier might be the case. It may be an issue of low nutrients. I am super careful of not over feeding. I think I have assumes since I have algae that there are nutrients in the water, but the algae may be eating it up before those corals can use it.
 

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@blaxsun I do think what you said earlier might be the case. It may be an issue of low nutrients. I am super careful of not over feeding. I think I have assumes since I have algae that there are nutrients in the water, but the algae may be eating it up before those corals can use it.
My tank is mainly soft and LPS with a handful of SPS, and this is what I supplement with every week:
* Red Sea ReefEnergy AB+ (daily)
* Reef Roids mixed with Nyos Coral Nectar and Absolute Aminos (2x week)
* Brightwell phyto or zooplankton (daily); I’ve got 3 bottles and I pick a random one every week
* Calanus along with the brine and mysis for the fish (daily)

My nitrates were 4ppm and phosphates were 0.05ppm when I teated the other day (probably the lowest they’ve ever been in the system, but this was also after a 10% water change).

You could try a small bottle of the Red Sea ReefEnergy AB+ (or similar), and see if that makes any difference. I usually turn my return pumps (but not the wavemakers) off when feeding the corals. That way the wavemakers ensure everything is thoroughly dispersed.
 

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