hello, i have a 40 gallon breeder that i put together in the beginning of the month. i have 20lbs of live rock , 20 lbs of baserock, 8lbs of livesand and like 30lbs of substrate. aquoen quiteflow 55/75 filter, koraliea 750, reef octopus protien skimmer that i have no turned on. i used ro
water and instant oceans salt
i let it run for like a week and then added a dead shrimp on 10/5/11
shrimp is fully decomposed, cant even see it anymore, but all my readings are still 0ppm, at first before i added the shrimp, my nitrates and nitrites were a little high but as soon as i added the shrimp they went to 0ppm and the ammonia never went up.
my ph has been 8.0-8.2 the whole time , tank like 75-78degrees F.
i have some purple blotches starting to show on my live rock .
i just dont know whats going on?! please help me