I'm super new to saltwater tanks, and I just started up my first. It's a 38 gallon, and I've had it up and running since March 12. So far, I've put in 40 lb. of live sand, as well as 15 blue leg crabs, four small damselfish, and a 5 lb. piece of live rock to cycle it. I added Biozyme for the first week as well to help the cycle along. What I'm confused about is that I was told that I should see a big nitrite spike within two or so weeks. But everything checks out perfectly fine. The critters are happy and my nitrite, ammonia, and pH haven't fluctuated. I was wondering if this is normal or if a big spike up is to be expected soon. I was told that sometimes live sand can eliminate a lot of the cycle process, but I have no idea how this stuff works. I want to add in my critters, but don't want to put them in and risk losing them due to water issues. Any help would be appreciated.
P.S. - I'm going to be removing the damsels once I decide to add in other critters.