Well... after throwing in that LR
.com rock, and doing some testing, my Amm is at 0, Trite is at trace (at most... not even .25). What's getting me confused is the fact that 4 days ago, Nitrate was at around 30 ppm
. A couple days ago, it was around 20. Now, they are at 10 (this last test with the current 0/trace readings).
Is it normal for Nitrates to go down?
I didn't do any water changes, other than normal top-off with fresh water (cuz salt doesn't evaporate) to make sure that my sump pump didn't dry up. I moved the overflow boxes in the tank up a bit so that you couldn't see the water line, so I had to add about 2 gal
of newly mixed saltwater. Other than that, didn't do anything different. Is my cycle 98% done now?
It's been since 4-22-05 that it was started with shrimp, sand & base rock.