My tank has only been set up for 1 week.Last monday(1 week ago) I set up my 30gal tank and 20 gal
sump/fuge,I filled it with ro
water and brought the temp up to 78.Tuesday I added my salt and got it to 1.022 and put in 1 raw shrimp.Thursday I added 40#'s of good quality fully cured live rock and a ball of macro algae to the fuge.On Sat. I tested the water and had readings of am. 2.5ppm,nitrate 5.0ppm,nitrite .2ppm,ph 8.2.I figured all was on it's way,good.
Now today after only 2 days i thought I'd test again and get slightly higher readings but to my surprise this is what have.AM .25ppm,nitrite .05 ppm
,nitrate 2.5 ppm
. 2.3 mil per liter.Could my tank have possibly started to cycle down already?If so is because of the good live rock or what?
Oh yea I have 3in. of agro. sand in the main tank(no seed sand) and about 3in. in the fuge also.I am running my Aqua C and it's pulling very little stuff out,watery and light brown.Am I close to being good already or should i do something else?This seems very strange from all Ive read over the last few months.Sorry for the long post.