Hello, This may seem a little early since my tank only has been cycling since Wednesday but I already have a high nitrate level
There has been 2 raw shrimps in there for the past 36 hours, but I've taken them out because they were getting really decomposed.
Could I have caused my tank to have it's ammonia spike, but due to leaving the shrimps in there, it kept releasing a constant level of ammonia and thus ending up with so much nitrate?
Wednesday: added 12lbs of LR
and 20lbs of live sand + 30 gallons of SW
Thursday: added another 24lbs of LR
and 20lbs of live sand + 2 raw shrimps
I have a 2 HOB
filters: aqueon quietflow 20 and penguin 200 each pushing 200GPH. the aqueon doesn't have a biowheel, but has a "Bio-Holster"