I set up my 75 gallon on Tuesday and just took my first readings. Can you give me an idea if I am on par in cycling? Salt is 1.024, pH is 8.2, ammonia is .25 and both Nitrate and Nitrites are 0. How often should i be testing while it is cycling? I haven't added anything yet, as I'm still debating the store shrimp. I used RO
water, have LR
and 60 lbs live sand. * Also, I am using bio-balls that are ( as far as I was told) about 4 years old. Will those specifically help me cycle faster?
I forgot to ask last time, how far below the water should the return pipe be? I learned about siphoning the hard way while setting up!
If anyone if using a Current USA Orbit light fixture with a canopy, can you let me know if you are using the docking mounts ( mine came without them) and how your stable your light sits on the canopy. I feel like mine is balanced on it, but it is making me pretty nervous since I have a cheerleader in the house ( if you have one, you know what I mean!). Thanks!!