I am new to AA and to marine aquarium keeping.
I have spoken to a number of LFS
and had varying repsonses.
My tank is a week old. I was told it was ok to use damsels in the tank initially in order to get it through a cycle. I have 5 damsels in the tank at the moment and have had them in for 3 days. I have no LR
My questions are around the first cycle and what readings I should be seeing from the testing.
pH is currently at 8.2 and has been stable since I started.
Amonia is at 1.0 and only gone up in the past day. (was at 0)
Nitrites are at 0.35 and only gone up in the past day. (was at 0)
Is it common to see both amonia and nitrites rise at the same time?
Also, what are dangerous levels for the fish?
Also, when should I do my first water change? How much?
Thanks for the help!