Steve - thanks for the reply - I'm starting to wonder about my ammonia readings now. I was testing using the "marine lab" kit which was giving me about .25, but was also giving me roughly that for my RO
water. Bought a salifert kit, and low and behold ammonia is 0 (could of gone down though i suppose). Hermits seem to be more active now, could this be a sign of improving water conditions? brown algae started to pick up in areas, so I suspected nitrates. Tested with my marine lab kit and got 0, should I retest? serpent star, polyps and leather, cleaner shrimp, other chromis are seem to be very healthy. No sign of red inflammation yet, a couple of his scales seem to be missing/ragged, this happened at the same time as the growth, no other obvious symptons. He doesn't seem to be getting any worse, anyway. I've done one 15 g and two 5 g water changes lately (55 g tank), should I just give it time and monitor?
i do not have a QT
, although this chromis was purchased from a trusted local marine aquarium specialty store, and these fish had been in shop and very healthy for quite some time. The tank is 2 months old now (5 weeks post cycling). Unless my tests are faulty, numbers are ammonia 0, nitrate 0, ph
8.5, temp 76-80. I am starting to think the tank is on the rebound, but then again I am obviously new to this.