that makes more sense now.......power outage definately a leading cause of the ammonia going up. You have a lot of live rock, sand etc to help combate all the waste. I think everything will get better with the water changes, etc. Buy some prime when you get to the store for emergencies. I will be honest, I do think everyone was afraid like i was that the tank was going to be too small for the bioload you have.........but definately good to hear about the size of the tank and the equipment you have. Good luck and I am sorry you had all your problems!