I'm at a point in my reef where my sps
are doing better than they ever have. I have great growth, polyp extension and decent color. I'm feeding them twice a week, cyclopeze and the new coral frenzy with eggs. I feed the fish every day with very small amounts of formula 1 and 2 mixed. I have an Orange Shoulder tang(3"), Tamini Tang(2"), Kole Tang(2"), Bengaii Card (1.5"),Lemon Damsel(1.5),Algae Blennie(2"),Flame Angel(2"),3 mithrax, 6 peppermint, 5 Trochus.
I dose daily:
5ml of Vodka
2.5ml of Bacter7
2 drops Lugols
20ml Magnesium Tech M
Kalk Drip 24/7
Once a week I add an additional 15ml of Bacter7.
I use two etss 800 skimmers with ample pumps.
I use a BRS Reactor with carbon.
50gal water changes every two weeks.
Temp 76-78 Mg
I use Salifert testers.
My problem: I still have nuisance algae although the Bryopsis has died from the high mag. I have red turf and valonia.
Question:How can I achieve the ultra low nutrient level using the bacter7/vodka method? Should I increase both dosages and if so, by what increments?
What would you do with this system to achieve Ultra Low Nutrient levels?