OK guys, I have had my nitrates at ~30ppm for several weeks now and everybody seems to be doing fine. I have done 2 water changes in 3 weeks and I dont know why they arent going down...Any suggestions? My livestock is doing perfectly fine though so IDK.
The only thing is...I got my two clowns last week and after 5 days found them dead. I have no idea why. I took them right out and checked all my params...
pH = 8.0
Nitrites = 0
Nitrates = ~30
Ammonia = 0
Alkalinity = 180
Also, everything else in the tank (fish and inverts, including my CC sea star) are perfectly fine and enjoying life. I called the LFS
where I got them from (not the usual LFS
that I use) and they told me that it could have been do to the fact that they were a new shipment (they failed to tell me this when I got them) and could have gotten sick or something during the shipping. Could it have been anything with my tank or is it them??