Originally Posted by chevy_guy2002
Just started a SW
tank last week. I have crushed coral and LR
in the tank. I was wondering when the cycling process would start. As of now the levels are still normal no changes noticed so far. Also When cycling a SW
tank do you do PWC
while cycling or only once the cycling process has completed?
Sounds like you're on the right track. If there's no die-off from the LR
you'll need to add an ammonia source to start the cycle, usually a piece of raw shrimp. It does take time so be patient. PWC
's aren't needed until the cycle is complete.