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Old 07-18-2009, 11:58 PM   #1
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A mini cycle?

Is it possible I could be going through a mini cycle of some sort? I added 100 pounds of live rock about a week ago and my nitrates jumped way up and there's a hint of nitrite. The rock was cured. Any ideas?

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yeah, it's absolutely likely. Chances are the rock wasn't 100% cured, so you're seeing some die-off causing a bit of a cycle. if you're only seeing a hint of 'trites, you'll likely be okay, you'll just need to get the 'trates back down when it finishes.
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It is possible. As Neilanh said it probably wasnt totally cured.
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What exactly does it mean to cure rock? I did not cure my rock however the guy where I purchased it from said it was cured and all I had to before I put it in was a saltwater rinse from the die off.

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