I set up my 12 gal
JBJ Nano tank last week. It has been running for approximately 7 days and cycling. I have about 18lbs of live rock, 15 - 16 lbs of sand and all the normal filter elements, although I'm considering removing the bio balls, ceramic rings and sponges, replacing them with a media rack. Anyone of you using a media rack with floss, chem pure, & purigen, care to comment on your results?
I did my first baseline test on the 26th:
My test today showed:
My question, did I miss the initial Ammonia Spike of the Cycle, or could it still be coming. Since I now see a reduction in my Nitrites and Nitrates, does this mean that they might have also spiked and now are coming down? Or should I expect results to continue to cycle up and down based on the interaction of the tank?
Anyway, hope it's not too silly of a question. I'm going to take a small sample to my LFS
to see what number they get in comparison to my API Liquid drop test.
Thanks for any input!