My rock has been curing from 2 weeks now. I saw the ammonia go up right after it was put in and the Nitrites spiked after the first week. I thought my cycle was ending but I did have another smaller ammonia spike. I took 3/4th of the rock out and rinsed/lightly scrubbed it on monday and did another water change. Last night my ammonia was gone and Nitrites were barely noticable plus the nasty smell from the tank has gone away. BTW
, I have been doing the water changes per the curing article but they were a bit less than 50%.
Should I go ahead and rinse/scrub the remaining rock? There is some stuff kind of swaying in the current. Can a clean up crew work on this?
If my levels stay good over the weekend, I was planning on trying some snails and crabs. Should this be ok? I have an olive snail in the tank right now and he has been moving around a lot for 3-4 days.
Maybe if all is ok, next weekend maybe move my current fish to the new tank. I want to get a cheap assortment of critters to see what the dog will let be