I just tested my water and I noticed a few problems.
My calcium is at 350ppm. Even with dripping kalkwasser I can't raise it above 350, what else can I do?
My ph is pretty low at 7.4 ppm. How do raise this?
Nitrate is at the usual .10 -.20 ppm.
I just moved my 125G so I figured I'd have a mini cycle since I had to disturb everything by emptying the tank and re setting it up. I've never had my ph so low though.
Ammonia is 0
Nitrite is 0
I am also experiencing a moderate to severe algae bloom. brown / red algae on the sand bed and a red slime algae on the rocks. My neon green sea mat needs to be "blown off" daily with a turkey baster because the red slime algae covers it and then it doesn't open. I did lose quite a few snails and crabs for some reason so I have order a new cleanup crew.
It will be awhile before the whole project is 100% complete. The winch system needs to be done yet and the trim needs to be finished. We also have to rethink the access to the tank. Originally we were only going to have doors in the canopy in the dining room, but after cleaning glass a few times it would be easier to have access from both sides I think.