Originally Posted by be-be815
i am getting more live rock on wednesday but i will hold off adding fish or clean-up crew until later in august.
thanks for the great advice.
Make sure you re-cure the LR
prior to placing it in the tank, it is more than possible you are getting "skewed" readings from the the use of the water conditioner but the addition of the LR
will definately cause problems if you add it without properly allowing for some additional die off.
Place it in a large plastic bin/bucket with a heavy amount of circulation for a week or so. Test the water occasionally for NH4
. Once these levels are undetectable, then the LR
can be placed in the tank. You may need to do a few water changes on the LR
QT to remove DOC
suggested, I would discontinue such large water changes on the chance the tank is doing a bit of a cycle with regard to the recent changes, it will only prolong the issue.
Keep tabs on the readings to be sure and keep us informed.