I know I am over anxious, so help me out. I put my LR
in 5 days ago and waited 3 days to start testing for amonia. 1st test was off the chart, and I did not bother on the next since I knew it was still gong to be high. Just for S#@*s and giggles i tested today and the amonia was at 0.1 and the Nitrites were at 4ppt.
The real question is how long does the cycle take, and can it happen faster using LR
? I have a 60 gallon with 45 pounds of LR
and 30 pounds of LS
. Very little die off on the rock when I got it, and after 6 days, no algae anywhere in the tank that I can see. Maybe a little starting on the rock, but none on the glass or sand.
What next and when do I need to add snails or crabs to maintain algae?