Again keep in mind this is a 125 gallon tank. I have done freshwater for 3 years and know about nitrates/nitrites. Just did a water test and think this is what it is....(think as I use a mardel 5 in 1 and I think the saltater chart I have is from an older test kit.)
The ammonia is .25. The PH
is 8 and from what I can tell the nitrite is between 2-3 and nitrate is around 2. Just installed a Aqua C skimmer yesterday so this should help with some of this.
Also most tanks I have dealt with take at least 4-6 weeks to cycle and some as long as 8 weeks. As far as set up I have 3 subm pumps for water flow, a sealife system wet/dry with a mag 12 return back to the tank, and an Aqua Remora (outside sump) with a mag 3 driving it. Also have crushed coral as substrate about 3 inches deep. (dont have it level across the tank---more in some spots and less in others).
Also all Im doing since I am new to this is using a local salt aquarium for advice. Again I didnt know I could use LR
to cycle. Didnt ask this question. Wish I would have.