I've been cycling my 29 gallon FOWLR
setup for almost four weeks now doing fishless. I put in 30 lbs of cured liverock, 10 of which straight out of an aquarium getting torn down. I put in 20 lbs of live sand and saltwater straight from the LFS
. I have two koralia 425 powerheads and a reef octopus HB-1000.
For the first week my readings were
They didn't move so I threw in two pieces of shrimp and left them the for three days.
So the second week my readings were
4 days later they were
The third week they were
Today, 2 days later, they are
Ammonia .25...barely (I actually thought these were 2 while I was writing this, but I'm colorblind and just redid the test and had my neighbor check and she said it was actually just a little over 0)
With that said, what are your thoughts on the cycle? I have had amphipods and copepods all over my glass for the last three days, and my pink coraline is spreading as is my red coraline. No crazy diatom bloom ever or algae bloom, I think my skimmer (almost the size of my tank) has been taking care of my nitrates because I never had a a giant nitrate spike.
Any input is awesome. Thank you