i set my tank up on 10/11 with live sand ( 40lbs carib-sea )
this was the readings on 10/13
normal ( on the high side of nromal)
ammonia. .25 measured. .0145 when using the calculations on the instr.
on 10/14 i added 40lbs of LR
.com. seems like there was not a lot of die off. lots of lving things
this is the reading from this morning
. normal ( on the high side of normal)
ammonia. .25 measured. .022 when using the calculations on the instr.
does this sound "normal" for a new tank about to cycle or that has just started. there has not been a lot of die off that i have seen. two crabs for sure and a very small star fish.
do i need to add a piece of shrimp to give the ammonia a jump? i am being patient. i am just wondering if things are working correctly. i used RO
water to set up the tank. i have not changed any water, or added any chemicals. i have just topped of the tank with RO
thanks as usual for the help
75g RR. 2x250 14k MH
/ 2x54 T5 act. 29g sump. ASM G1X skimmer. phosban reactor. 80lbs LS
, 90lbs LR
, 2x seio M620.
kole tang, bicolor angel, mandarin dragonette, ocellaris clown / BTA , cleaner shrimp, 2x peppermint shrimp, a variety of soft, SPS
, and LPS
corals, orange linckia star.