I don't understand what I did. I had my 55 gal
cycled with 30 lbs LR
and I wanted to add another 45 lbs. The readings of my tank before adding the rock were:
. 2.5 (redsea test kit, idk what the conversion is but in normal range)
The rock had been curing for 3 weeks in my 30 gal
rubbermaid and after testing and 50% water changes every other day, the readings in the curing tub hit amm: 0, nitrite:0, nitrates: 20. At that time I figured it was good to put in the tank so yesterday I reaquascaped with the new LR
and walked away from the tank a very happy man.
I figured I would check the DT's params today and just double check and this is what I found:
It appears a mini cycle is going on, is this normal? Did I do something wrong? I thought once the curing tubs readings hit the right marks for 1-2 days it was good to go to place in the DT.