protein skimmer is up and running
tested the water again and still have the same results.
i was doing some HW and found that towards the end of the cycle they add a shrimp to boost the ammonia again to see if the nitrites can break it down. this way i wont have a mini cycle in the future.
i have yet to see a dramatic nitrite spike, it has been at .1 for the past few weeks.
another great update is that i definitively have a Polyp or Aiptasia growing on one of my LR
. its very small but he comes out when the light is off, he is bright red with white tentacles . must have been attached to the LR
when i bought it