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Old 10-06-2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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Cycling test help

Hello guys and gills! I think my tank is done cycling. The problem is that it's only been two weeks. I added 2XL shrimp and they have been completely consumed. I have since added pure ammo dosed it to 4 about 36 hours ago and below is what the test turned out. I have yet to do my PWC so my nitrates are a little high. If I do a PWC they should drop right? Please advise of this tank has cycled. I have heard of them doing it in two weeks but I see most say four to six. Please let me know your thoughts THANKS J
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:20 PM   #2
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Do you use any LR? Or did you use base rock? Was it a fishless cycle? Mine tool at least 6 to cycle because I used base rock.
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Do you use any LR? Or did you use base rock? Was it a fishless cycle? Mine tool at least 6 to cycle because I used base rock.
Yes I used 45lbs of LR and 40lbs of live sand. It was a fish less cycle.
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Old 10-06-2012, 03:27 PM   #4
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Dose one last time and test it again. Measure twice, cut once. I lost 500 bucks worth of coral when I misjudged a cycle in my new tank...it hurt. But yes, water changes will remove nitrates from your system.
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Awesome! Will do.
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