Ok its been about a month and a half. My current setup is
75 gallon tank
20lbs of live rock
80lbs of live sand
30 lbs of other sand
Protein Skimmer marineland
My problem I think: Im pretty new at this so I thought it just makes sense. I knew that I had to cycle the tank so to help my tank cycle by adding 3 large raw shrimp and a full both of chemical cycle I forget the exact name. Well it been about a month and a half now im stuck.
ammonia spiked and went down
nitrite went up i think and went down
nitrate did not budge have tested regularly to see if it changed but nothing.
Starting off with a alot of things to break down wouldnt it only make sense that it would produce alot of beneficial bacteria for my tank. Ive lost a fish already i dont think because of my water levels. It came with some sort of disease that somehow eat away his flesh. I need some advice because I dont know what to do or if anything is even wrong.