Not to be outdone by the algae and H2O2 treatment, both of my Koralia power heads have mysteriously broken the fronts out of the screens. I assume the starting and stopping from the Smart Wave controller causes the impellers to "jump". The jumping actually causes a "thumping" and as such causes the impeller to hammer against the screen. The best part of all of this is that with the small center piece missing the HK pumps now run in reverse! Thus, I have very little wave action in my tank, bad nutrient export and algae is beginning to raise its ugly head again. I've contacted HK four times now (3 emails and a phone call) and am waiting for a response. My LFS is also trying to get me some help on this.
Then as if this wasn't all enough, the new timer strip I got has an issue. It runs great for about 22.5 hours a day, then around 5 in the morning it starts lagging and instead of my actinics kicking on at 6, the timer is stuck at about 5ish. I contacted the company from where I bought it and they are going to replace it as soon as I get it to them. Just have to buy another one and then send them this one for a refund. What a PITA!
Over all though, the corals are still growing and I've added a couple more pieces--another Monti. cap. a tricolor M. digitata and a red digitata. I traded a fellow reefer several softie frags for these. He has a phenomenal 210g tank that is SPS dominate. He is making a softie tank, so...trade away.
Until next time, happy reefing!