I recently started using a sump. I was fine with my Eheim 2217 for about a year and a half. I started getting into corals and was recommended to get a wet dry sump, of course by my local fish store
. As I read threads and spoke to experienced people They said get rid of those bio balls!!! I followed a friends advice that has a thriving tank and made a sump/ refug. A couple of inches of sand in it and a few of my live Rock. This was all after I upgrade.it's a 72 gallon bowfront. I have three quarrels that look like they are not doing good. My Copperbend butterfly fish keeps picking at my open brain lps
. Tested nitrates two days ago they were at 40, today it is up to 80 I'm going crazy!!! After the first test I did a water change of about 20 gallons and to my surprise when I tested it was actually higher than before I did the water change. Is it because of the corals that are not faring well? What is it that I am doing long I don't understand. I will do another 20% water change today. Is it my son that's causing it to spite? Here are some pics of the dying coral and my sump. Please check it out and give me some advice or tips. Thanks so much I haven't even been getting much sleep lately this on my mind!!!
I also just noticed that my protein skimmer is not filling the bubbles up to the neck into the collection cup. The skin looks like it's in the actual skimmer and not at the neck or at the cup. PS sorry about the long long story but I need help!!!
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