My understanding of reef nutrient management has evolved significantly since the beginning of my reefing journey. My old (leaked and replaced, RIP) aquarium allow me to experiment with various bioload levels and nutrient export techniques. It's in the recent months when I have replaced and setup this aquarium, I had the moment of eureka, and had new perspective on nutrient management.
Allow me to share this evolution with you.
1. A Cautious Beginning
When I first cycled the old aquarium, I was very cautious. I used 16 blocks of marinepure brick (ma