Just wanted to get some opinions...My 55g tank has been up and running for about 4 weeks now, about halfway through I added a DSB
, 20 pounds of live sand (120# total) , and another 20 pounds of live rock, and 2 pounds of Carribean Sand to seed the DSB
. I also have a Fluval 404 running.
I have been monitoring all of the water conditions...as of today they are:
temp - Contant 80F
Sal - 1.022
PH - 8.2
A Total Ammonia is approx. .15-.20 with the toxic being .005 per the test kit.
Nitrite is O
Nitrate is <10
I have had a huge Diatom bloom as shown in the picture, pretty much on everything:
I think the tank is cycled, am I correct, or do I need to wait longer? I have not yet done a water change, I was waiting until the cycle was complete.
Looking for some guidance...I am anxious to order a critter kit from Saltwaterfish.com, but I want to make sure everything is cool before I add them.
Thanks as always