Hi everyone. I have 29g Oceanic Biocube with 30 pounds of live sand, 25 pounds of live rock, and is on its 3rd week of cycling. Everything has been going great it seems. Algae has died off and turned brown on the rocks and really hasn't been a problem for over a week now. I did find out today that I have hundreds of Amphipod's in my tank today and read that they should not pose any problems for me. Now here are my readings using the API and Red Sea test kits.
Ammonia-0.10-0.15ppm (Almost Yellow/hint of green)
Calcium-470 (I know a little high)
Magnesium-1400 (I know a little high)
Now my ammonia has been staying around those levels for about a week now. I've been patient about it and just waiting for it to go away. I did expect the ammonia to officially drop by now but it's been locked in it seems. I've been making sure my skimmer has been staying clean and dumping the bi-product out everyday. Any idea's on why my ammonia levels haven't made any changes?
I use Tropic Marin Mersalz Pro-Reef Sea Salt for those who are wondering and I do want this tank to be a FOWLR
Lights i'm using- Stock 10k florescent and blue actinic florescent light. 1 True Lumen Pro LED
Strip Light 12k Diamond white LED
and 1 12K White/453nm Actinic Blue.