10 days ago i started a fishless cycle in a 35gallon tank with 14kg of liverock. I used a raw, headless, peeled king prawn. During this time, i have seen the PH rise, and the ammonia + nitrites go up and down. My Nitrates have stayed stead throughout the cycle.
Today, my readings are:
My water levels have dropped slightly as a result of the evaporation... i guess this is why my salt levels are still high. With regards to the nitrate, the LFS
suggests that once i add a skimmer the level will drop?
As my cycle has progressed, i've seen algie die off, come back etc, i've seen many many critters and find it a joy to watch at night even though there are no fish around... yet
I'd be very very grateful to anyone who could comments on the process of my cycle / the levels that i'm reading today?