Ok, all you experts out there, got a little question for you. I test my reef water 2X a week and consistantly get 80ppm for nitrates and .25ppm for phosphates. It is exactly the same week after week. I have tried reducing feedings, larger water changes, and I even put nitrate and phosphate reducing pads in an extra HOB
and hooked it up. I have an HOB
reef octopus skimmer on the way (will be here Friday), the main filtration is an AC70 filled with lr
rubble, I also have the aforementioned filter, and the 240 gph
Korrallia powerhead. The tank is 30 gal
and the only other equipment I have is a heater and my lighting. Ok, so the question is, could I have partially faulty API kits? My corals, mostly softies, are flourishing and multiplying, but even my lps
are thriving. My duncan has even started a new head, and of course the frogspawn just recovered from the urchin accident (see my previous post), so I am perplexed. Everything I read says my corals should be dying, not thriving.