I can't seem to lower my nitrates. They stay at about 40ppm.
I am running a 30g fowlr
. 30lbs live rock. 20lbs live sand.
2 small ocellaris clowns, 2 small green chromis. 5 hermit crabs. 5 nerite/margarita snails. 1 peppermint shrimp.
Have chaeto in one of the back chambers. (12 hours on/off)
Running mechanical sponge, carbon and chemi-pure elite.
Top off with ro
20% water change every 11-14 days.
Light on for 8 hours per day.
Feed once daily, only what they can eat.
Can anyone help?