Hi, I have a 15 gal
column tank. I have 15 pounds of rock and a live sand. I go to my local saltwater store and get water for the tank. I add the salt myself.
So I have a problem with my tank. I am new to saltwater so I want to make sure I am doing it correctly. I had a problem with my nitrite ammonia and nitrate a while back and was able to get help on this forum that corrected everything but the Nitrate. I just tested my tank and the ammonia is at 0 the HP is at 8.0 and the Nitrite is at 0. Nitrates are horrible still reading 160 ppm
. I am using the API Saltwater Master Test Kit. I have had the tank running for about 7 months now and about 2 months ago asked how to fix my system since it was not cycling.
I was told to get a dead fish and add it to the tank to get it to cycle. It did fantastic and everything cycled and when I took out the fish I did a 5 gal
water change. That was 2 months ago. Everything is reading perfect except for the Nitrates. I cannot get them to go down.
I know in fresh water adding plants will drop the nitrates, I am wondering if I can add any kind of anemones or something that would help my nitrates?