Hi, I just setup a new reef tank. 20g with 20 pounds live rock + 20 pounds fluval live sand.
I'm on the 6th day, and I get no ammonia spike and no nitrite spike... The live rock were in a big dirty live rock aquarium at the LFS
, I paid 7$/pounds. The guy said the dirty tank is to keep LR
alive and "cycled". I cleaned them by splashing into a saltwater bucket.
On the first day, after I put RODI
water and the salt, I've made a mixture of high quality freshwater fish food, water and "Nutrafin Waste Control" to create ammonia. Waste control is fw
heterotrophics bacterias that breakdown uneaten food into ammonia.
My ammonia test is working, I get 4 ppm
on my GF 1g betta tank
Is it me that's in a hurry, or the cycle should start soon ? Is it possible that's already cycled because of Live Rocks ??
Nitrates: Just a taste of...