Maybe head over to the advance topics sub-forum and ask your question there.
There are a few helpful and very knowledgeable reefers there that could help you understand.
Good luck and let us know what you find out.
I believe it does because of the requirements for calcification.
Is it a major issue? I don't remember it being one but that was 10 plus years and several diy rock projects ago.
People started changing the orginial recipe and more often than not had issues.
I am sure someone would take the clam vs killing it though I have seen people do that.
If you wanted a clam only nano that would be cool and if you sold off most of your equipment it should cover a new tank etc. You could use pickling lime in your top off vs a new dosing pump etc.
Thanks for the response. Years ago there was a thread here called duplex sump or something similar by Mr. Wilson who discussed creating a cryptic zone with egg crate underneath live rock in a sump. This cryptic zone had lesser water flow and used that material to feed that area.
It is always...
Old tank syndrome is one of those phrases that gets passed around from time to time and is used when someone has an older tank, something goes wonky, and the owner cannot find the cause.
Would you go into more detail as to why you believe this could be the case here? Thanks.