My nitrates are at 10 ppm but my phosphate has been at 0.1. Before I had euphyllia thriving in nitrate levels as high as 30 ppm but never tested for phosphate. Which is more dangerous to have elevated levels of?
Yea 16 to 1 usuallyGood discussion! My PO4 is currently at .08 and my nitrates are at 18 PPM. I'm working to bring both down still but was wondering if there's a balance factor I should watch out for and which one is worse to have elevated. I've always thought based on what I've read that phosphates are worse than nitrates.
SPS will show reaction to an imbalance in the PO4:NO3 ratio very quickly losing color. LPS seems to be a lot more tolerant of imbalances in water chemistry.stop chasing numbers look at your corals sps can not take high nutrients buy lps and softies can know when corals look good and when they do not