Hello everyone. I just started my new 65 gallon reef. Used dry rock and the wet Fiji sand( don't know if that's considered live). I dropped 3 cocktail shrimp in my dump to do the cycle. It's now been a week and for 2 days my #'s seem to be the same. 1.0-2.0 ammonia. Anywhere from 2.0-5.0 nitrite. The purple color on chart is difficult to differentiate. 10 nitrate. Water is cloudy and smells for most of the week. Not running my skimmer or carbon reactor yet. Only gfo
reactor cuz of phosphate leaching of new rock. Temp is 78-79. Am I stalled? Normal?