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Old 07-09-2007, 05:31 PM   #1
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Apparently finished cycle...safe to add Livestock?

Tank: 10 gallon nano
Liverock and sand with nano skimmer, heater, and 200GPH Powerhead.
Uptime: A little over two weeks (counting midweek setup before the two weeks and the weekends.)

Nitrate: 0!
Nitrite: 0!
Ammonia: 0!
PH: 8.0 -8.2 (I'am a bit color blind, so i cant exactly tell the brown shade, though the roomies say its 8.0 on the marker.)
Salt: 1.023
Temp: 79F
Hitchikers seem to be doing fine (a conch, snails, and a few feather dusters.)

Safe to add first hardy lifestock? Or To soon?
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Hmmm, did you ever see any spikes in ammonia, nitrites or nitrates. Generally, at the end of the cycle you will have high nitrAtes, unless you used cured live rock.
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Yea

Yea, i saw an ammonia spike, but i didn't check for nitrites at the time ( mostly due to work overtime issue.) The rock is cured.
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Well, I would say you have cycled. Just to be sure, add ONE small fish and feed lightly. Test water parameters (NH3, NO2 and NO3) on a daily basis and see how things go.
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I agree also. Add slowly and you are not going to be able get too many fish in a 10 gallon tank.
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