Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-07-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: North Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 132
My tank has cycled!

Yesterday I got an ammonia reading of 0, and a Nitrite reading of 0. My tank is a 55 gallon, that has about 43 gallons of actual water in it, so I changed out 16 gallons of water with new fresh saltwater. Today I check again, and again no ammonia or nitrite, but my nitrate is still 20ppm. Is this level okay, or do I need to do another water change? If so, how many gallons would you recommend? I don't want to do too much too fast and kill off my newly cycled tank.

Thanks,

Jared
__________________

__________________
jphendren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 01:11 PM   #2
AA Team Emeritus
 
Ziggy953's Avatar



POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Owings Mills, Maryland
Posts: 9,101
I would do another 16g water change. You aren't going to kill off the newly cycled tank. Congrats on getting the through the cycle time to get some live stock in there!
__________________

Ziggy953 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 01:33 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
iDream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: No longer here.
Posts: 2,862
yeah i agree, you dont want the nitrates to get much higher than 20ppm
__________________
iDream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 03:11 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: North Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 132
I just went and picked up 15 gallons of Pacific Ocean water from my LFS. I just need to heat it up and then I'll do the change, hopefully that should knock down my nitrates enough that I can go get my Lionfish : )

Jared
__________________
jphendren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 04:41 PM   #5
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,249
20 on nitrates is not a killer. I would do as Allen said and do another PWC and then go ahead and add some livestock. Good luck with the lionfish.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cycle, cycled, led, tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do I have a cycled tank? adimatteo Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 9 10-24-2010 11:55 AM
Is my tank cycled? cliff0114 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 18 05-21-2010 01:46 PM
Tank Cycled...Pictures tank & new occupants. @rtemis Show Off/Photography 2 03-15-2008 09:23 PM
Tank cycled schmilnik Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 4 03-05-2007 11:31 AM
tank not cycled kmlong Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11 06-11-2004 01:31 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.