Why would you think my trates were high? I was fighting trates a while ago, but they're regularly testing between 2.5 and 5 now. I think that's acceptable. The pod drop seems to be pretty recent. I did remove all my rock recently and kept them in a tub full of tank water for a few hours to re-arrange the tank, but the population drop was evident before that. She's been alive on nothing but pods
for about 9 months, so I definitely HAD a population.
The only thing I had in with her was 2 clowns, a yellow tang, and a zebra moray. No real pod eaters. They're all gone and for the time being she's all alone in this giant tank. My fuge seems to be crawling with pods
, but not so much the tank - so, I'm trading out rocks to try and get some pods
in the main quicker...I'm just wondering if I should be trying to feed her twice a day. I'm not too worried about trates in the short term, I think I've got that under control. Just trying to plump her up while I work on boosting my pod population.