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Old 05-19-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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My tank as been set up now for 2 weeks it as live rock in and all the sand as gone brown and starting to get alge on my glass I have done test today and my nitrite is 0 nitrate is 0 ammonia is 0.025. Ph is 8.2 and salinity is 0.025 can you tell me if my cycle as finished or not and what I got to do next many thanks
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:29 PM   #2
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Hello what were the results of your previous test have you had any nitrite or nitrate readings 
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The readings was the same as today
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No haven't had any readings for nitrate or nitrite
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:39 PM   #5
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If you havent seen any nitrates then you arent cycled. Based on your results you are in the beginning of the cycle too.

Do you have any livestock in there?
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I just have live rock in their and sand
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No sorry you have not cycled yet are u using any ammonia source apart from your rock ie like a piece of shrimp the ammonia will turn to nitrite then nitrate when this has happened and your levels are back to 0 for ammonia and nitrite you will be ready 
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No haven't used anything shall I put in a dead shrimp
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If It's from the store and uncooked yes.

You dont have any fish in there do you? Or anything else alive?
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I have a crab in their that come in the rock and some worms in rock thanks
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