I am presently at the point of being this close ->...<- to finally move my fishes into the main tank, but I am stumped (?) with water parameters....
My tank is 125 gal
. with another 46 gal
. contained in my filtering system. Two weeks in a row, I did a 30 gal
. water change and I am still not happy with what I see. The nitrate only went down to 15 and the PH
stays at 7.8. Here are the current water parameters that I just finished gathering:
Nitrate= 15 (Colour is between 15 and 20)
Water temp.= 80 F.
Saturday, I also added the required amount (for my tank) of Sachem Liquid Marine Buffer. It still did not make a difference.
So, I come to you, masters and gods of marine aquaria for ideas and clues on how to solve my problem.
I have a RO
unit and I tested the RO
water on the week-end. Input is 150 + ppm
and output is 0 ppm
. There is skimmer running, it was skimming like crazy while and after the LR
(135 lbs) was curing but now the water is crystal clear and there is barely anything being skimmed from the tank. No livestock yet. There is also 200 lbs of sand in there.
Thanks in advance for your time!!