I just performed another water test, and I must say, I am very impressed with Dr. Tim's One and Only. Here are the results of today's tests:
Ammo: 0 ppm
Nitrite : 0.25 ppm
Nitrate: 10 ppm
Since this is my first time cycling a SW
tank, I can't be sure that the One and Only sped it up that much, what I do know is my nitrite dropped from 5 ppm
to 0.25 three days after adding it, and that makes me quite happy. Oh and again, the test tubes look a good deal darker in the photo.
If my readings keep steady for a while and my nitrite drops down to 0, I might order a CUC from reefcleaners so I could get it in on Friday. Do you guys think I should toss a shrimp or two in there to give the bacteria an ammonia source until then? Or would the continued die off from the live rock be enough? (there's still quite a big of dying plants, gunk, etc...)