I started a fishless cycle with bare rock and dry sand about 2 weeks ago. I can still see the two medium sized shrimp in the tank, though they're falling apart somewhat
It's 1.025, 75 deg
I've got one of the little stick on "Lil alert mates" which I've been using to keep an eye on the ammonia. It has been in the "green" range since the day after I put the shrimp in
according to the site:
"As little as 0.02 mg
/L of free ammonia will produce a greenish hue on the detector surface. This corresponds to a total ammonia (both ionized and free ammonia) of 0.25 mg
/L in marine water at pH 8.3. "
I figured I'd have to wait a few weeks, so I haven't been using any real test kits yet.
TODAY, the sensor went yellow, which is the safe range.
Does this mean the ammonia stage in the cycle is done? How can that be if there's still two big chunks of shrimp in the tank?
What should I do now?
is 75 degrees OK?
Should I be testing for pH yet? I have aragonite sand and rock,so I figured it wouldn't be too low, but I'm not sure..