Hello, I have a 40 gallon Reef and fish tank. Tank has been Up for 5 months.
With about 70lbs live Rock. Two powerheads.
I had been running a penguin 350 biowheel filter. And I switched to a 8 gal
. sump. With a submersible pump rated at 1200 gph
. And added 4lbs of live rock in sump.
I found out the hardway, I am assuming you just can't switch without leaving the old filtration going cause I have a very unhappy tank, because of High Nitrates I am guessing. Fish seem to be OK but all corals are shut, all zoos closed,mushrooms shrivelled, frogspraw shrivilled allong with my candycany coral and my chalice is losing color and looks bad. MY snails have died, but cleaner shrimp, hermetcrabs, And Fish seem OK And My anemone wants to get out And the first day was shrunk up. I actually found It on top of a powerhead on the top of the tank. I have put back in my old filter and running it with my sump. And did a 25 % PWC
. On Sunday.
I think things have stablized (maybe for now) Current Water levels are:
PH is ..8.3
Where to go from here... How long do I wait it out. Before tanking out stuff. If I know it is dead I do take it out. Any help would be appreciated....