I need some advice/help. I have a 26 Gal
. bow front. I have had the tank for 4 months. I am having a problem with high nitrates. They were almost off the chart. They are at about 60 now after 3 25% water changes in one week with good water from my LFS
. I have about 25 lbs of live rock and 2" Live sand bought from my LFS
, and a hang on back biowheel filter, and one power head to help with water movement.
All my other water parameters test fine and my water looks very clear. All my live stock seem fine.
I have a clown, a purple firefish, 2 purple chromis, royal gramma, scooter blenny, and a cleaner shrimp.
I have a cleanup crew that consists of about 12 hermit crabs and a half dozen small snails.
I am thinking I need a skimmer and more live rock, and get rid of the bio-wheel filter.
I also just added a Coralife lunar aqualife delux series 24 " 2X65W. The light really made things looks so much nicer. I would love to do some easy corals some time down the road once I have the nitrates in check. Would this light be good for corals?
Sorry to be so long winded this is my first post in any forum.