I cycled my tank with three shrimp but as mentioned in earlier posts I think I had mostly cured rock so no huge cycle happened. The one thing that I'm curious about is if there is no ammonia, and nitrates are 0 as well why am I getting 0.1 or 0.05 on my nitrite tests. Would there be any reason to have some nitrites but no ammonia or nitrates? I took a sample in to the LFS
a couple of weeks ago and they showed no nitrites. Could the test be off? I'm using the Red Sea Marine test kit with the addition of the Calcium Pro kit as an addition. How accurate are these tests?
My parameters as of yesterday:
nitrites 0.1 or 0.05