Hi. I have a 125 gallon tank with plenty of circulation and about 80 lbs of live rock.
1 yellow tang
1 bicolor blenny
1 diamondback goby
2 bar gobies
1 sixline wrasse
2 percula clowns
20 red leg hermit crabs
10-20 snails - astrea or nass mix
1 skunk cleaner shrimp
Tank has been up for a LONG time. well.. about 11 months. Nitrates are at 60. How can I get them down to 5?
My coraline is disappearing and peachy fuzz all over my rocks and equipment.
I was thinking 60 gallons a week of change.. but that means I will go through a 40 dollar bucket of salt in 2 weeks.
I'd like to keep water changes to bi-weekly at minimum but once a month better.
Anything else I can do?
I have a sump but it just houses a return pump and two heaters. I have a aqua c remora skimmer but I want to ditch that for a sump skimmer I think.
Do I need to add mechanical filtration such as a whisper power filter?
There are two RIO HF20 pumps in each side of the tank blowing to the center. Lots of water movement and surface aggitation.
What exactly would you recommend besides another 100-150 lbs in rock?
New Skimmer, Lighting etc? I would like corals soon. Skimmer is aqua c remora pro with mag . Lighting is 220w of VHO
. Lets say five to six hundred is my max of my allowance?