, temp and salinty is good....
I read somewhere that as long as your ammo, PH, temp and salinty is good....and you have nitrites and nitrates...then adding a hardy fish is ok to help the load to equal out everything
Pretty common misonception really. Some people advocate using Damsels (which are about $3/each) to cycle a tank. Since you have LR
, no need for the Damsels, the LR
will cycle itself. At this point, you want to just leave things alone until those nitrites hit zero. If not, you might risk killing life that you are not even aware is in your tank to begin with. I have not stuck any new live rock in my tank for months, and I still find new things in there. If I pushed the limits when cycling, I could have killed those things off before they ever had a chance.
Also remember, a bucket of water on the floor would have stable ammo, ph
, temp, and salinity. Those are the easiest things to keep in check in a marine tank
Since you added the new rock two weeks ago, wait it out another week and see how it is going. Things can go bad very quickly in saltwater, once things die in a new tank, it can cause a waterfall effect and nuke the tank. Nitrites could get high enough to kill some like, which causes decay, which causes more nitrites, which kills even more life and so on...
I had my tank going for 3 months before I had most of a cleanup crew, and over 4 months before I put fish in the tank. Seemed like it took forevever, but it really pays off.
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