Ok heres the setup, is a 29 gal
bowfront, with a 2 inch deep crushed coral sand bed and about 20kg of rock. I did the fishless cycle starting on the 11th of october. Last week (nov 7) i was reading:
PH 8.2 temp 76
So I figured the cycle was done as this is exactly how my last 2 SW
tanks reacted and added 3 hermit crabs, 3 turbo snails, and 2 small clowns. Today I measured again and now i'm reading:
PH 8.2 Temp 76
this is the first time I have ever seen my ammonia spike back up like this. Am I overreacting or do I need to get the fish out into my quaranteen tank?
By the way when i put the fish in I also started turning my lighting on and attached the sponge filters to the JBL 100 powerhead/filter. I have not been skimming in this tank yet and up until now there were no filter pads in the canisters. I have carbon canisters i can use as well if need be.
Thanks in advance!