Tested again and got the same results but phosphates seemed lower. it seemed like a small change in color. My results still said my Nitrates were over 40.
None of my inverts are dying. I still have all my snails and hermits. Only the pregnant emerald crab has died. Corals including mushrooms, large zoanthid colony, green star polyps, colt coral, and pulsing xenia are all thriving spreading and growing. I'm going to assume my test kit is wrong.
And now to make things worse, my green clown goby has white dots all over him! I haven't added a new fish in way over two months and no other fish has shown any symptoms of ich. No other fish has white dots on them and these seemed to appear over night. He had none yesterday and now has over 20. I'm keeping an eye on him but if symptoms persist I will need help with a hospital tank being how i've never had to hospitalize any fish before.