Please give me some insight on what is going on with my tank cycling. My guess at this point is I am just wanting things to happen too soon, but figured it couldnt hurt to ask.
9 days ago I set up my tank, filled it with water and sand and installed my PH
and filters. Its 55 gal
fish only, 60 lbs sand (10 of which are of the "live" store bought variety) 2 store bought rocks (not lr
). Late the next day I added 2 damsels.
Initially I had trace amounts of ammonia, nitrites and nitrates. I am assuming it was all in my well water already. PH
of the water has hovered around 8.2 -8.4. Temp stationary at 82. Salinity 1.023.
Well at this point there is 0 nitrates, 0 nitrites, and .25 ammonia. All other parameters are stable. Shouldnt something have happened by now? Reading Moes book I should have seen a spike begin in ammonia around day 4 and it should be peaking now.
I havent done any water changes, and Im going to need to add a few gallons soon due to evaporation (level dropped about 3/4"). Should I add more fish to increase the bio-load or just be patient? Any ideas?
I eagerly wait your learned viewpoints.
Bonus question - You are a witch if you weight the same amount as what animal?