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Old 01-19-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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Isthis possible?

I just added 7 lbs of amazing live rock that is soo porous and full of life! To my tank containing 1 1/2lbs lr and 23lbs base /lace i added it to my 40 g which is cycling lastnight at 7 pm. As of now my ammonia is next to zero might be at .01 and my nitrates were 20 lastnight before i put it in, today they are between 40 and 80ppm nitrites are 0. My tank has only been up for 10 days. Ph is 8, temp 80, sg 1.0255 would you say i should go ahead and water change? Or wait a few more days? I have no algal growth and didnt have a big diatom boom, very miniscule
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:22 PM   #2
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I had a spike in ammonia on day 1! Was at 5ppm so im wondering if my cycle is done?
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:15 PM   #3
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Your new 'live rock' probably broke everything down into nitrates. A friend of mine did that to his tank and he barely even had a cycle
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I just retested, and i have 1 ppm nitrite, its almost doneeee!! Im gonna give it about two more days then add a group of shrimp and some astreas was thinking one peppermint, one coral banded and one or two cleaner shrimp?
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After my water change and a day day for it to settle down of course , what you think? Or should i just start transferring over my ten gallon first?
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:44 PM   #6
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I reckon you should hold off adding any livestock until your nitrites and ammonia calm down. Then you know your filtration is working. You can then do a water changes to lower the nitrates.
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:53 PM   #7
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My ammonia is .01 or 0 im gonna wait a few days, but then after i said if params are okay im going to transfer over my ten gallon inhibitants to this new tank
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