Wondering if my tank cycled and i missed it lol?
Seems like a silly question but heres what I had going on. I put the tank together with about 60lbs of really expensive live rock about a month ago. I added a handful of hermit crabs and snails about 2 weeks ago. I've been checking the water and the most i was ever able to detect was a nitrAte spike that only lasted about a day or two. I never caught an ammonia or nitrite spike. There is brown algae (diatoms?) all over the substrate and glass and a tufts of green algae here and there. I tested the water today and ammonia, nitrite and nitrate are all undetectable.
Im wondering, did the tank just cycle quickly, or am i missing something? I was considering picking up a single clown fish today, just wondering if i should.