I started my cycle 3 days ago,so this is the 4th day.On the 1st day my readings were:no ammonia.2nd day were almost 1 ppm of ammonia and .25 ppm of nitrite.3rd day were ammonia 1 ppm and nitrite .25 ppm.4th day it was 0 ppm of ammonia
0 ppm of nitrite
5-10 ppm of nitrate
This is so weird!!!!!
Ya I did!!I put in about 70-80 pounds of cured live rock.Then I put in 3 raw shrimp.The guy at the lfs told me I didn't have to cycle the tank because the bacteria was already there,but I did anyway because I read that you should cycle every tank.
Agree with Mike. Even with cured live rock, I still like to throw a shrimp in there and wait for the nitrates to show up. No better guarantee that you're cycled than that! And then doing a couple 50-75% water changes gets those nitrates right back down to undetectable and you're good to go!
Lionfish. NICE! A suggestion since you obviously have the room, how about a Emperor Angel Fishboy? They are truely beautiful. This is gonna be like your last tank where I kept nagging you about your stocking.