The tank has been up for 2.5 weeks....tap water.
I added 70 pounds of rock that needed curing,but was die off free.Chalk white and thoughly cleaned.
Also about three pounds of completely cured rock was added too.
I added one small clown after about a week (I know I know.... not how its usually done)...but its one 3 inch fish in 90g so water quality issues were not a major concern (tested too of course).
Now for what has happened:
One day after the fish was added,the ammonia tested at .25...I ran a control sample and compared the two and it was definate.A solid .25.
I thought that was odd as the fish had only eaten once and it was just that was just one day before the spike.....(first ever positive).
It tested like that for two days...then zero.Another control sample and its a solid zero...no doubt.
Also zero nitrites and nitrates....nada...not a hint of either.....
About the time the ammonia dropped the tank started to brown up.....easy to clean brown algea.Diatoms I'm almost certain (seen this in FW
too).The one thing that is is very different is it gets much worse during the day when the lights are on.In the morning,after the lights have been off all night,it looks much better but its still there.
Is this because the lights are much stronger then my FW
Am I cycled in anyones opinion?
Keep in mind I did nothing to get the ammonia down...its just gone....but I can't find a coverted version of it either.