Well, I did another reading today, thinking that if my ammonia was at 5 ppm
or more I'd do a partial water change. I've had ls
and saltwater in my tank for about 10 days, and live rock for about 5 days, when I started taking my measurements. By the way my lr
was from liverocks.com, I put it right in my tank when it arrived.
Nitrite 2.0 ppm
(down from 5)
Ammonia 0.5 ppm
(down from 4)
pH 7.8 (Not sure why this started at 8.2 but dropped to 7.8 after putting in LR
and has been stuck there since).
Nitrate is shooting up to 40 ppm
(was at 20 ppm
Is it normal for the ammonia to go down so fast in just one day?
And now one more question - I am now thinking I should have added more LR
and some more LS
...I know a little after the fact..but can I safely add more LR
to this setup during the current cycle, or wait till this all subsides then add more LR