Hi everybody I need help with lowering my nitrates. They stubbornly stay at 20 ppm
and I am so wanting a shrimp ):
I have tried the following -
Swishing/rinsing filter media to clear gunk
Vacuum most of what I can on the tank floor
Multiple water changes even going up to 70% changes, but still stays at 20ppm
I have cleaned my protein skimmer
I was wondering,
When I bought my live rock I did not scrub them with a toothbrush. Is it possible that this is causing the problems? :T I will take them out of the tank and scrub them down if it is very certain they are causing the nitrates ): but I am not looking forward to rescaping because I am really happy with it.
Please let me know if not scrubbing down these rocks is causing these problems.