I have just started in the saltwater tank area, I have a coralife 29 gallon biocube and a protein skimmer that I have not set up yet. It has been cycling for 8 days, I sadly was tricked by someone at my lfs
saying that I needed a fish the next day to help the cycle along. He died yesterday and I feel bad that I got tricked but I feel like I also should have know better
. I have been testing my tank and I have not seen any spikes at all. My ph is 8.2 my ammonia 0 nitrite 0 nitrate 0 and the gravity is 1.024. Its the 7th day I have got no readings, I have got a brown algae bloom for about 3 days now. Its starting to go away on the live rock but its moving to the sand, also I think I am starting to get a bit of cyno on my live rock. I was thinking of getting my clean up crew this friday following a youtuber ReefThuz. What do you think about how my cycle is going and how far along it is.