Hi @brentch thanks for your interest, its been a very long time since my last post and update.
From the previous posts you will see that I had a massive dino infestation that started showing up in July last year. This progressively, and perhaps with the help of some parasite?, methodically destroyed all the coral in my tank despite trying everything I could read-up on to control the dinos.
My fish were able to survive largely and the only real loss was my Gem Tang. The Copperband is still going strong.
By Dec 2021, I had lost virtually all the coral and nems in my tank. I then imported a bottle of Dino-X as a last resort and just before taking down the tank to sterilize everything and start over.
I started dosing on XMas day. By mid-Jan the dinos were miraculously gone - Dino-X was for me just amazing!! I am so surprised that no shop in SA stocks these products?
BUT, by this time my nutrients were sky high in an attempt to control the dinos this way. GHA took over from where the Dinos left off.
Everything was again overgrown, this time with GHA that is as a pain in the backside as were the dinos
Since then, I pulled my NO3 and PO4 right back to pretty much zero. My tank seems to prefer very low nutrients, always has.
I have started adding a few hardy LPS and Nems and they appear to be happy in what is now a reef tank in recovery.
The GHA is slowly receding, helped by a new Lawnmower Blenny and I have a little bit of cyano on the sand
For the first time since Jul last year my tank looks like something again and I am looking forward to rebuilding and stocking.