Folks, I'm looking for some insight please.
220 gallon, mostly softie tank.
specific g 1.025/6
bet 8.4 and 8 over 4 months
Nitrates - between 10-20 - cannot seem to get them down.
fish - two tangs, (desjardins, hippo), a few small wrasses, pj cardinals, 4-5 sm damsels....2 clowns
zillions (clean up crew) snails, hermits
2 cleaner shrimp
corals - assorted paly, zoa, a few shrooms
3 small (3-7 polyp) acans
1 spectacular duncan (about 10 heads)
beautiful cloves of various color and size
2 small Cabbage leathers
1 Leather toad-stool
all of these are doing nicely
running skimmer, CS2
& Carbon (separately)
still have high nitrates -
SO....I put in a biopellet reactor.....
over several (at least 6 weeks) with a very small amount of pellets - no change in nitrates.
a week before leaving for work/vacation, i added 100ml Dr Tims waste away. had a bit of cloudy - turned skimmer back on and did small 30/40 gallon h20 change.
came home to a dead CROCEA clam and a missing paly (who was having a 'baby', a GIGANTIS?) had DISAPPEARED - no trace but the frag/mount -
Everything else was fine! thriving in fact. I'm beginning to think that the bio-pellets and dr tim thing lowered the 02 levels and killed the clam, but it's just a guess after testing everything else i could.
ps. it was a beautiful clam, video of when he was happy. I am pretty heartbroken about it dying.