Tank has been cycling for almost a month now.
Ammonia = 0
Nitrites = 0
Nitrates = 0
PH = 8.3
Temp = 79
Yesterday I performed a large water change and used the water I removed to clean some more of the waste off the LR
. I then Aquascaped to the best of my ability
I noticed that alot/most of my purple turned white on my LR
during the cycle. I'm also noticing ALOT of GREEN now on the LR
. There is also a new spot that is turning a yellowish/orange color.
Anyway.. been doing alot of searches on this topic and I see that ALOT of people experience Die off when they cycle with LR
and I believe it should all come back eventually.
I will be adding Livestock this week as well as another overflow for the other side of the tank.
Here are some pics just taken.. Apologies for the reflection but it's quite sunny today here. I may replace these photos with new ones tonight when the sun is down.
Here is the newly scaped tank waiting for me to add fish:
Here is a close up of one of the LR
pieces (showing the Yellow/orange spot):