I have a 20 gallong long tank.
Month 1/2 old.
Marineland Reef Ready LEDS.
Live rock, Live sand, Corals. Pair of OC clowns, and a coral beauty.
Along with a CUC of a sand sifter star. hermies. Cleanershrimp. Variety of Snails.
Two days ago I checked my para. and everything was fine except my nitrates were INSANE . Like blood red in the little vile, off the charts. No one seems upset though, the corals dont even seem bothered.
We did a 20 percent water change with RO
water. Did Nothing.
We had just a wet/dry filter with bioballs. We took out half the bio balls, replaced them with live rock and some chaeta (SP?) , and cleaned all our filters.
I tested yesterday and i thought it had gotten better so i began to relax. it looked around 40 ppm
instead of 120 ppm
Well that test i must have done wrong because we did another water change yesterday, and all day yesterday and today it is off the chart.
My questions are
Can you do too many water changes? I dont want to induce stress ontop of high nitrates.
We have had no casualties. Even all hermies are accounted for, what could be causing this? Why is no one reacting to it? and WHAT DO I DO