So I've had my 33 gallon tank up and running now for about 7 weeks. I had previously posted regarding some green cyano
and green nuissance algae here:
What is this green algae? Coralline?
One solution was to cut the lights for a few days. I did that, and it didn't make a difference really. I've scrubbed some of the worst patches of the cyano
off. The algae isn't horrible, I am hoping it will just go. I've also taken an hour off of my daytime cycle hoping that will fix it.
However, when I first got the tank set up, I added a piece of live rock, a small bag of live sand, and a chunk of shrimp that I left in there for about 3 days. I didn't test my levels (I should have) until about 3 weeks or so later. All levels were 0. PH, Nitrate, Nitrite and Ammonia.
I thought maybe I had done something wrong.
About 6 days ago I put in a big chunk of shrimp. It is rotted to the point where it has broken up into shredded shrimp lol
I checked my levels again...all ZEROES.
Has my tank cycled? It's the only thing I can think of. There wasn't even a small increase in ammonia with the shrimp in there.
Also, my salt is at 1.008. I checked it about 6 weeks ago, and I added the proper amount of salt...1/2 scoop per gallon. I've even added more salt since. I checked the salt content and it is still at 1.008. Is my cheap hydrometer broken? It's one of those instant ocean ones with the plastic lever.