I have followed the posts since last month. Original poster indicated that he/she had purchased their first tank 30 gal ,about second week in april. Also listed the tanks inhabitants which were all added BEFORE the tank had matured or cycled.
Now the tank with many of the same inhabitants ,has grown to 60 gal? Is this a new tank? Original poster lists 29 gal tank as well.
In any event,, I am with others. In such a new tank ,or tanks,, It would be near impossible to have NitrAte readings that were 'Off The Charts" I would suspect an error in performing the test or possibly not reading the results correctly. The nitrAte test in particular is a pain ,in my view But not performing the required steps exactly as they are explained, will yeild skewed readings.
I am ALWAYS troubled by those who declare their water parameters as ,,Off the charts, Normal,Within range,Good, excellent,clean etc. These descriptions mean nothing to those who could possibly offer help. When pressed for this info in exact measurements,, they simply stop responding, Go Figure.