Very cool thing has happened (finally!!!) in my tank. My clowns finally spawned--third time right now! I know the larvae won't survive the corals, other fish and filtration, but I think I must be doing something right for them to do it (no pun intended) so I'm happy.
Have decided that my coloration problem as well as my algaes are still due to Nitrates, so I will be changing skimmers tomorrow. Big thank you shout out to my LFS for lending me an actual in-sump skimmer to use. Excited about getting it in the sump tomorrow as well.
I will also be trying a new form of GFO when my current stock runs out. I can't recall the name or brand right now, but the GFO comes in cubes that feel like "croûtons". Due to the increase in surface are it is supposed to be 500x's more effective than regular GFO--when I get some I will see and report.
Until next time, happy reefing and Welcome to the Addiction!