hey I have been cycling a 20gal tank. All i have done is put in my wet dry filter rated for a 55gal that was just taken out of my 80gal tank(obvious reasons). I also put a cup of live sand on the sand bed. This took place 1 week ago...i took it to the lfs
and they tested the water and my ammonia went down to 0 the nitrites were pretty low and nitrate was building up(yeah the test was free...). They said i should be able to have fish in about a week or so. However i told them what i was cycling with and they told me to add some uncured lr
to help cycle because my cycling method wasn't strong. so i bought 3 small pieces ($4 a lb fiji). my tank also i running a bakpak skimmer.
my questions are:
1. should i clean the rock(its got some black stuff but is relatively pretty clean already, even has some coralline)
2.will my tank cycle all over again
3. should i keep the skimmer on?
4.how long until it completes... yea my red sea test kit is going crazy so until i buy another the lfs
free tests are all i got