I'm 2-1/2 weeks (18 days) into cycling a 100 gal
. My "tap" water is still a bit cloudy and my ammonia is still off the upper end of the scale at 8.0. I thought I did everything right. I have a PennPlax cannister with AC
and filter floss running and two big powerheads for circulation. I have some cheapie Coralife lights on a 12 hour timer. I have arogonite sand in the bottom, 15 pounds of dead rock and 2 rotting cocktail shrimp. Water temp and SG
are good. No sump (yet) and no fuge and no protein skimmer (although a skimmer is on the way)
Should I do PWC
or just wait it out and see what happens. So far I'm about $900 into it and the familiy thinks I'm an idiot and wants to see a damsel or two.