I'm kind of frustrated. I've taken in some considerations and done more research but....
My nitrates seem to hover around 20ppm. I know it could be worse, but I'd love to be able to get them lower. I've tried almost everything ( except start up a sump or fuge). I've cut down on feeding, done more PWC
( I did a 10 gallon water change today - still about 20 ppm
!) I do about 10-20% weekly. I do use a ro
filter -tested the water out of that, didnt appear to show any nitrates.
I do have a HOB
filter - penguin 400. I replaced the filters about 2-3 weeks ago. I rinsed them out well when I did my PWC
. How the heck do I get my nitrates down??
In your guys opinion which may be the best solution:
Add more CUC members to get the waste? ( I added several snails recently)
Get rid of the HOB
( or replace the filters more often?) - K
know some mentioned they dont use one, I'm not sure if this is my problem..
Make the HOB
into a fuge ( if so, how?? )
Add cheato , culpera etc to my main?
Add amquel plus to lower ( does this really remove nitrate)?
Buy a more expensive skimmer? ( I have the coralife rated up to 65 gallons.. seems to be making good skimmate though)
I know these seem like newbie questions, but im just frustrated. Not sure what else to try. I've done my research, but no luck yet