Well I went to check my skimmer cup and saw no foam. It was unplugged, not sure how long ago I did that but could be a major part of my issue. Or what saved some pieces, my chaeto must have been sucking up quite a bit of nutrients since they all show so low still. I was also running a short duration of ozone at night, I wonder if that pissed things off without it being skimmed off?
Glad the smoothies are doing well. I plan on making my next tank smoothie dominant and you’ve definitely got some killer pieces! Hoping everything pulls through