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Old 02-22-2008, 11:45 PM   #11
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Sounds like you're on your way! (By the way, barometers measure air pressure. Hydrometers measure specific gravity or salinity. )
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Old 02-26-2008, 10:19 PM   #12
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Its now a little more than 1 week from the time I added the rocks, and my ammonia and nitrite are both at 0. Does that mean my cycle is complete? I don't want to rush anything but man, thats kind of fast isn't it?
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If you started with cured rock, then it's totally possible. My main cycled like that. If you saw the ammonia and nitrites go up, then go down to zero, then you cycled. You probably have some measurable nitrAtes now?
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Yes, nitrate went up to about 5-10(again hard to tell with the color test). Nothing higher than 10, that I am sure of.
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Sounds like it's time for a couple 30% water changes over a couple days to get the nitrates down as much as possible, and then you're good to go! I'd add a cleanup crew of snails and hermits (if you want crabs) after the water changes and start shopping for your first fish!
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