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Old 11-10-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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Could my 75 gallon reef tank already be cycled in 3 days?

Set up my 75 gallon reef tank 3 days ago and it has about 100 pounds of a mix of base and live rock. I tested my water today and the results basically say it's almost all the way cycled. Here are my results
pH: 8.0
Ammonia: .25 ppm
Nitrite: 0 ppm
Nitrate: 0

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Old 11-10-2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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That looks to me like the cycle is just starting.
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So you think these numbers will get worse for a little bit?
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Yeah your ammonia should rise then nitrites. Then ammonia will drop and you will start to get nitrates. Once nitrites hit 0 again you are good to go. Keep us posted
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agreed, it sounds like its just starting. have you added an ammonia source? or is the ammonia from die off or do you have fish in there yet?
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