Originally Posted by seba
A week ago, what did you do to set up the tank in your house? Did you use the same water from guy that sold you the tank or did you add new water? With your nitrites being at .25 that tells me that your tank is cycling. Your nitrates are through the roof too 160 is a very high count.
Need a little more info on your setup
size of tank?
what kind of fish?
are you using r/o water?
Ahh, I'm so stressed right now...the angel died shortly after posting but now the Heniochus has a huge bug eye. I'm almost certain its the water quality now and them getting stressed out. The lady we got it from had at least 5 more fish in the tank than we do now and less filtration. Theres a bunch of different fish in there...another angel, clown, several tangs, hogfish, 2 wrasses, chromis, rabittfish, and i think thats it.
We kept about 1/2 her water and added about 1/2 of our own.
We have an RO filter we used for the new water
The tank is 300gallons.
filtration we have two sumps with a protein skimmer in each, two fluval fx5 canister filters running (rated up to 400gallons each) and my husband is setting up the UV steralizer right now. Also working on making more RO water for a large water change.
ph test is hard to read but looks like 8.0. I don't think we have a test for phosphate.
I've been reading that nitrates are hard to get down fast and water change is about the only way. Is that true? Its so frustrating because everything was fine yesterday and just went downhill fast.