well i dont really know what my problem is... i stressing insted of enjoying this hobbie...
ok so i got a 125g aquarium
about 170lbs of rock
1 yellow tank
aquaneon proflex sump 3
Reef Octopus 6" NWB-150
Supreme Classic Mag Drive Pump (i believe its an md7)
and a cpr overflow.
the thing is my nitrates are at about 40 ppm
and everything else it at normal. ph at 8.2 amonia and nitrite 0. and i do what changes and all and i cant seem to bring them down... as for water i use water from the glacier vending machine since i dont have a ro
ived recently finished a batle with green hair algae and recently added some medication for red slime algea.. now its all gone... i did a 25% water change yesterday and it was all god and gone by now.
now today i go and turn on my skimmer and its going all crazy on me...
2nd. my skimer and pump dont fit inside the sump to i have it externaly connected with a vynil tubbing... so today when i turned on the skimmer some how the. pump started bien wierd and catching air. then it went back to normal... but the water level on my sumo whent up insted of down.
lastly. the water the cpr sucks down does not seem to be alot and it seems weak.. im getting so frstratd about this.. idk what to do...
should i just build a bigger sump so the pump can fit inside the sump inted of outside? if so what size sump should it be?
2nd. its it normal for the skimmer to go all crazy? how do i get it back to normal?
and also how can i lower my nitrateS?