So, I'm still very new to this, and need some help. My tank has only been cycled for about one month, give our take. I have one GSP in there, and the salinity is 1.020-21
Temp 80 Nitrates at about 15ppm. I don't know for sure, because I threw away my SW nitrate card, thinking I'd never have a SW tank. I have to look at the color from the internet site. Lights on 8 hours per day
I try to keep it at 1.020, but the water evaps so fast, I have to keep adding freshwater to keep it from going up.
So, my question. My lights were off on the tank for at least 2 weeks. Last Tuesday I got the lights working. 4 T-12's reef type lights. Probabaly too much light, but all bulbs have to run, or none at all.
I'm getting algae that looks brown to me. I do have some live rock, but my once white/beige substrate is even turning brown. Any advise?? Ugh, if I'm getting this, this quick, I'm in trouble.