maybe it was another forum? anyway, my nitrates are the only thing to be showing a rise- no ammonia or nitrites, thats why i dont think it is recycling but the question about the mud. the sump is new- we had the miracle mud in a package(new-hasnt been in water yet) that came with the sump- so I would think maybe the sump was trying to cycle or establish itself but i was told this shouldnt affect my tank?
Sump- bioballs, fitler sponge off established whisper filter(sitting in with bioballs to help seed it, miracle mud, 1 cup of estab. tank sand, 1 lg piece of LR
, handful of caulerpa.
, 50-55lbs LR
, sea clone skimmer, maxi-jet powerhead, overflow box for sump, fluval canister(which we were going to wean off?) 1 serpent star, 1 emerald crab, 1 pincushion urchin, 1 cleaner wrasse, 1 maroon clown, 1 blue tang(all small fish right now- which will be put in my 60 gal
when its up and running shortly) several narssarius snails, turbos, blue legged & zebra hermits, the rest are corals(6 corals, 2 shrooms
) and i only feed 1 time a day sometimes every other day.