Recap...So I went ahead and bought the live rock from the LFS
at the discounted price. I ended up buying 25lbs of LR
and 20lbs of LS
I wanted to also wanted to provide Cycling update for my tank...
To start I added 4ppm (pure) ammonia that first night after getting home from purchasing the LR
, initial water parameters levels were:
The following morning I tested the water. Levels were:
I dosed the ammonia back to 4.0ppm and continually test the water parameters 2x a day 6am and 6:30pm. Since the 2nd day of cycling, the tank has been converting 3ppm Ammonia to Nitrites, and slowly Nitrites to Nitrates. I just performed 2 back to back 90% water changes to get the Nitrites and Nitrates back to readable levels...and dosed the Ammonia back to 4ppm. Fingers crossed.
Here are some pics of the tank thus far in the cycle.
I'm hoping my Nitrites will drop to 0ppm real soon and I'll have completed the Cycle. This is my first Reef tank, and getting more excited by the day.
Is it too much to hope I'll be through the cycle by this weekend?