It's been awhile since my last update, I have since switched back to Instant Ocean sea salt, I switched my dosing from BRS to ESV and I also began dosing ESV trace elements. I have seen huge color improvements after switch salts and the Chaeto growth has taken off with the addition of trace elements. I prune the algae every two weeks during water changes because it grows so fast now. I do not test for phosphate or nitrates, I am relying on my Chaeto growth, 10% weekly water changes and GFO & ROX 0.8 carbon to handle my nutrients.
I replaced my metal halide/T5/LED combo for an 8 bulb ATI Sunpower. The PAR is identical to the previous trifecta and I am now using 432 watts of power versus 770 watts. I also added a GFO reactor which is also running ROX 0.8 carbon as well as dosing vinegar via the dosing pump.