Test kit results
Did a full battery of tests tonight to see where things are, and upped the output of the calcium reactor slightly to bring Alkalinity back up a skotch. I've been pretty busy as usual, but do enjoy the tank every day.
For the past two weeks, I was thinking about modifying my Euroreef protein skimmer so it could work in conjunction with my NextReef biopellet reactor. I was considering drilling a hole in the body of the skimmer, inserting a uniseal and then pumping the effluent of the reactor into the reaction chamber of the skimmer. In this way, it would definitely export dead or dying bacteria exiting the reactor. Perhaps that stuff was causing the dinoflagellates in my tank, I really don't know.
Yesterday I posted up the latest water parameters from my tank. Here are a couple of graphs to show how the Aqua Controller tracks some variables.
ORP: I've been dosing Hydrogen Peroxiide (3%) each morning, so the ORP rises sharply and then drops down over the next few hours. I'm dosing it to kill dinoflagellates, and that dose is 1ml per 10g actual water volume. This is done daily for 7 days, and today is the last day. It appears to have worked.
The parameters continue to look excellent. And the brown stuff I've been worried about seems to be declining, but then again it is early in the day and the lights haven't had time to awaken that stuff today.
From this newly updated page: http://www.melevsreef.com/parms.html