Hi: I've been on the hobby since the early nineties. I'm back after 6 years. I'm using LR
for the first time and It's been curing in the display tank. The LR
was completely uncured and collected by myself from the surroudings of a reef. I took it home in an ice chest with seawater. I made tests for ammonia, nitrite and nitrate with the following results:
Day 4 Day 7 Day12
Ammonia Off the chart .6 ppm
Nitrite 0 0 0
Nitrate 0 0 0
This is the first time I've seen this. What happened with the nitrite spike? Why I have untraceable levels of nitrates. The test kit chemicals are new and no partial water changes were made and the bioballs were left on the w/d filter.
Has this happened to anyone? Has the tank cicled? Is it ready for Livestock?