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Old 01-15-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Finishing up week 1 of cycling!

My stuff is at:
Specific gravity : 1.021
pH: 7.8
NO-2 : 2.0 ppm
NO-3 : 80-160 ppm
Temp is readin 84f

Are all these not normal to be at w week 1??
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:29 PM   #2
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Personally I'd raise the gravity to 1.023 at least I keep mine at 1.024. And I'd drop your temp to 79- 80. But that's just my opinion. Your trAtes are looking rather high don't think mine even tests that high.
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The only stats you need to worry about during the cycle is Ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. I dont see your ammonia reading. Other readings will be skewed because of the high ammonts of these. Drop your temp to 80 degrees.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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I haven't added anything to water... I bought my salt water Pre made from my LFS... I added 10lbs of live rock in it and that's all
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My ammonia is 0.25 ppm
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:47 PM   #6
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My NO-3 shot way up in 2 days it was 10 ppm. Now it's 80-160 ppm
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In order to grow bacteria, they like the temperature higher. Keeping the temp up is fine. It will help with growth. (Just make sure your temp is down a bit and steady when you want to add your first fish) As far as the salt...just keep it consistent, if your LFS will be selling you healthy fish that like that specific gravity, then keep it the same.

Make sure you do have an ammonia source as well, to feed your bacteria! Keep up the good work.
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That's what I heard about the temp that's y it's so high... What do u mean an ammonia source? WhT would u suggest?
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And just throw that in my tank now or what? And where u get it?
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