Need help in for a 55 gallon

Sexy_Irish_Reef

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I have weird stuff in my tank I have a protein skimmer, lights, strong pumps and some filter media in my sump. And just 2 weeks ago I put in a softy coral and some purple that i overdosed I'm pretty sure now my tank looks scary.
 

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reef thief

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You have a green hair issue along with other less than favorable infestations. What are you doing to reduce nutrients other than skimming? You might want to add more rock to harbor more bacteria. If this was my tank I would go heavy with water changes until you establish a solid nutrient export method...GFO, refugium, better skimmer. Those clouds on the glass look like GHA blooms. I did a 55 with an HOB skimmer once and found that more rock was an easy solution.
 

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This was my 55 after I gave it more rock. Before I did that it looked like yours does.
 

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Sexy_Irish_Reef

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Yea thanks i have a alright skimmer its a coralife and phosphates i have no way to test yet thats something i should look into as well I think but I will definitely get some more rock and do some water changes. Thanks
 

reef thief

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I've never tested Phosphate because I run GFO and Carbon in the dual reactor. I just pretend like my Phosphate is always 0.0 and have never had problem since I started doing it. If you go this route don't strip the P in one day or you'll shock your livestock.
 
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