im new to this site, and am looking for some help/advice.
I have a 28 litre aqua one, aqua start tank.
At the moment it has a large piece of live rock in it. I'm using shop bought salt water and RO
water and I'm currently testing for nitrite and nitrate but have been told to start testing for phosphate and calcium before i move in fish and invertebrate. I'm going to start this next weekend.
Fish move in date is hopefully 19th April (if of course i get all my tests down to 0) Set up date was the 8th of march.
I was told to run the tank for 6 weeks before adding anything to it. so far its been running for 3.
I have a filter, a heater and a Kent nano skimmer.
I have a Fluval hydrometer
I have a drip pipe and valve for integrating my fish.
I also have a bottle of bacteria that I bought from the aquatics shop.
I have testing my tank for nitrite 3 times now and nitrate twice
Nitrite started at 4+, went to 2 and is now measuring at 0.1
Nitrate started at 100+ and is currently at 50.
also i have already done 3 water changes, each Saturday
Can anyone please tell me if i am missing anything, or if something doesn't sound quite right, would be much appreciated.
thanks fern x