If have been cycling for a week now. I added ammonia on the first day, and within 24 hours got a spike up to 4ppm. I have been stuck at 4ppm since then, with now change in anything, nitrites=0, nitrates=0.
I have a 55g with 50lbs of sand(20lbs LS
), and about 55-60 lbs of LR
. The LR
was from a LFS
that was selling out of SW
stuff. It came directly from several old established tanks.
Is this ok? I am guessing that as long as I have an ammonia concentration, I don't need to add any more. Is this correct? I am ok with it taking a while as long as I know I haven't screwed something up. Do I just wait it out now?