Hey guys i'm brand new to these forums and need a bit of help. I starting up my first saltwater tank (Fish only) and I'm having a bit of trouble with my chemical levels. Just so you guys understand what i'm going though I'll give ya a run down of the setup. So I have a 55 gallon tank inside the tank I have 40 pounds of live ocean sand and 30 pounds of live rock. I have an overflow filter system that run down to underneath my tank into a wet-dry tank filled with bio balls. My pump is a 120 gallon pump located in the wet- dry tank and next to that I have an auto top of tank (10 gallon ) with a tunzie osmalator 3152. I have a 120 gallon heater keeping the tank at 80 degrees F and a 50-90 gallon powerhead for circulation. I also have a 22 inch bubble curtain going as well. So here is my problem. my salt level is fine sitting in the 0.023 and 0.024 range however the tank has bin running for about 3 almost 4 weeks now and my ph is stuck at 8.0 which i need it to be 8.4 the ammonia level has not changed from 0.25 ppm since the start the nitrite level is so blue it doesn't match any color on the test scale but i assume is 0.00 ppm its on the light blue side. and the nitrate level is about 0.10 ppm. Now I've also dumped a full bottle of Dr. Tims bacteria into the tank by whole bottle i mean the smaller bottle enough for 55 gallons. Not sure whats going on or how to get these chemicals right im starting to think maybe my test kit is mess up I have the API Saltwater testing kit. If anyone can shed some light on this please let me know if you need me to answer any questions im here.