Right now I have super high amm levels in my tank (8ppm I believe)... it is pretty new so I understand the cycling process has to take effect... the question I have is my nitrite levels are 0... but my nitrate is about 10-20ppm I believe. How can this be? I was under the impression that am changed to nitrite and then to nitrate which is more stable... it seems like it went from amm to nitrate. Does the presence of nitrate mean my tank is stabling out? I have tried numerous things to combat this high amm. I did abotu a 35-40 percent water change, added Cycle, Stress Zyme, and Ammo lok and nothing seemed to really drop it. Also are any of these chemicals possibly contributing to my problem? I mainly use Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Stress Zyme, Proper PH
, Stress Coat, and Ammo Lok.. I also use Cycle (only until recently though). Should I discontinue the use of any of these products? I was told that live rock will help with the process but I don't want all my inverts to die... what is the sense of spending $150+ on live rock just to have it end up being dead rock. Can anyone shed any light on this subject? BTW
the fish haven't eaten in two days because I am scared that the am. will raises even higher although they did have brine two days ago so they should be ok for a bit.