Originally Posted by mikestanked
I'm very confused also, my tank has been running since march. I asked my local LFS
what the deal is and he said it took his 5gal reef about 8 months to fully cycle, also my girlfriend has been feeding them way to much food. I'm talking every day a whole cube of mysis, brine, etc...separately of corset. That's probably the reason for the very low level of ammonia. But I tested my water frequently during the cycle process and my LFS
allowed me to proceed with adding livestock(anything to make a few extra dollars, huh) this might explain why I have lost 4clowns, 1 lawnmower blenny, and numerous chromis
That's no good bud, sry yup hear that about the fish. It probably is the excessive feeding, I never let my gf feed the fish. unless I'm going to be gone more then a few days, and they can stand one over feeding.
I've used prime to help with ammonia, and had very good results from it. Still use two drops for every gal
I add to my tanks, top off and pwc
. Helped save my fish when I did a fish in cycle.
God luck man