Originally Posted by MACATUA
I have been on a fishless cycle for 3 weeks now, and I was thinking by now that a I should start to see my amonia drop. However it is at an all time high
What is the actual reading from the test kit? When did the ammonia start to rise versus the reading you have now? What is the brand of test kit?
Could easily be that the pre-cured LR
have not yet had time to grow the proper nitrosomonas
to convert the ammonia as yet. It is rather odd that the levels are still high with no rotting matter to continually feed the NH3
Are you sure the rock was pre-cured and have you verified the readings against plain RO