Originally Posted by AMDPhenomX4
Ok so I have a 40 gallon saltwater that i put Damsels in last saturday. I bought about 6lbs of live figi rock which was very porous. The tank reading appears to be 0 ammonia and 0 nitrate with 10-20 nitrite. The tank also has an 8.0 ph(using buffer). Aside from that the gravel was reused from another tank which was full of ammonia. With the ammonia being so low could the cycle be finished?
I dont think it is cycled, but you did make the right decision.
Your tank will be ready to be enjoyed much quicker, than those who believe in the "fishless theory". You may catch alittle heat, alot of people are very against cycling with fish.