Well I did a water test tonight before I did my evening water change, and the ammonia was .10 which was down from last night at .3-.4 and trites were 30 or less and no trates. I did a water change this morning as well of about 15%-20%. I also rinsed the HOB
filters out in the QT
water this time!!! Lesson learned. I didnt do any vigerous cleaning either...just sort of tried to get any loose stuff off of the filter pads. And Im not going to touch the PVC
or anything inside the tank from now on.
Also I feed every other day and not a lot either. I make sure all of the fish get something. I also clip a small peice of Nori in each day. But I do make sure I syphon all of the reminents out when the clip comes out at night. The only thing I feed them every other night is mysis.
All of the fish are eating well for sure. Im going to do another small water change in the morning as well as one at night tomorrow and maybe this will knock down the ammonia some more. Also I am using the powder test kit. I did try the drops test kit and your right they give no reading. So the powder does work.
Any and all other suggestions are appreciated.
Thanks again for all the help!