First Tank need advice,
So as you can see I have a new hobbie! My first salt water fish tank. Its a fish only tank. I purvhased it from someone who had it for a month, so I was already a month into the two month cycle, because when I purchased the tank, filter, light, and everything else he had, I showed up with great bear jugs, and took his water also. I have the tank for two weeks myself, but my Nitrate, and Nitrite are not dropping. My PH is holding steady in the middle, and my Ammonia level is at 0.
My question is, will the Nitrate & Nitrite drop by themselves? If so how long will it take to drop. They are right in the middle of the chart for the last week.
My second question is, when and how often do I change my filter pad? My filter is a Pro Clear Aquatic System. Its clear, the water comes in throught the syphon hose, throught a pad, down through bio balls, over a flow level and back up into my tank.
Another question I have is, when do I vaccume the tank? Do I do that when I do my water change?
I have some Damsels in there and they are doing fine, I mean they loook healthy, and I never heard them complain! lol.
Any information or advice would be greatly appreciate!