Well, this is my tank is in the 5th week of the cycle. My tank is:
75 lbs Figi LR
mixed with dead
1 power head (will add a second today)
My readings are:
I have not connected my lighting yet.
I know that the phosphate is high. My RO
system arrives tomorrow. The tank has been cycling on well water .
Are these readings normal? The nitrite has been at .05 for 1 week now. How long does it take to reach 0?
Could someone please give feedback on the KH
and Alkalinity readings?
I plan to do a 50% water change when the cycle is complete. Is this correct? How can I get the PO4
down significantly? Please provide suggestions.
I have not installed my protein skimmer yet. I was waiting for the cycle to finish. Is this right? If so, should I turn it on before or after the 50% water change?
, I also brown dust looking stuff in the sump of the wet/dry. It looks like the brown dust on my sandbed. Could these be diatoms?
I would really appreciate as much feedback and as many recommendations as possible.