Darn it, don't know what else I can do. When my tank had its initial cycle, my nitrates were close to 80. I used tap to cycle. Bad, I know. \r\n\r\nI did a 50 percent water change, then 25, followed by weekly 10 percent. All with the good stuff of course. \r\n\r\nI feed three times a week, I strain the food, a mix of krill and marine cuisine. \r\n\r\nI modded my bak pak skimmer to increase flow and bubbles. Its impossible to see through the bubble chamber now. Hell, I even stuffed some cheato in the overflow. \r\n\r\nBut with all that, my nitrates are still at 20 every week. I'm using an api test kit, not sure how accurate it can be but I do my part with consistency in testing. \r\n\r\nShould I do 20 percent changes weekly? I know part of it is the skimmer, but it just feels like they should be getting lower each week instead of staying the same. I do plan on upgrading the skimmer as soon as possible so ilm sure that wil help some. \r\n\r\nWhat do you guys think? Livestock is a 20 man clean up crew and 2 clowns.\r\n\r\nTyping this out on my phone so sorry for anything that doesn't make sense. Hate that, get to bed and get something stuck in my head and can't sleep lol.