Okay, so my nitrites have been between .25 and .5 PPM
since i added two clown fish and a small CUC a week and a half ago. I've done like three water changes with RO
water and is still not at 0.
I have a 90 gallon tank with a wet and dry filter and 100 pounds of live rock, which was uncured and i used to get the cycle going. I don't there's anything alive in the rock and that's why i think there's not enough bacteria in tank.
I have been feeding the two clowns Mysis and flakes about 3 times a day, but not too much each time. and the past two days i have been hand-feeding the snails dried seaweed because i had two snail died a day ago because they might be starving since there might not be much for them to eat. By hand feeding i mean i put about hald an inch of seeding in their mouth and they take it and eat it.
So what should i do?
Should i stop feeding them and do so once a day (the fish), what about the snails?
Should i add bacteria from the LFS
to add to my tank?
And if i leave it the way it is now, will the bacteria eventually build up on it's own even though there are fish there now?
The clown seam very happy. they swim all over and the eat when i feed them. Except one of them doesn't eat flakes and only eat mysis, the other eats both.