You can test the water with a SW
test kit (all tests should read 0). Yes it should be a cycled tank, usually takes 4-6 to complete. It looks like there is some algae on the substrate, so they may have brought established water/substrate/filter media with them. Seeing those damsels, I am starting to think they are trying to cycle with fish. If this is the case, I would pick another company, since they seem to be inhumane.
It looks like you have five fish in there? A yellow tailed damsel (Semi-aggressive), Blue Damselfish (Semi-aggressive), Three Spot Domino Damselfish (Aggressive), Three Stripe Damselfish (Aggressive) and a Royal Gramma Basslet (peaceful). WOW! That is a relatively mean tank, that Royal Gramma might not stand a chance. From my experience, my damsels killed my RG. My blue devil is pretty mean, and was the main culprit. He went right after my RG.
, I think it is similar to FW
and correct me if I am wrong. You should see a spike in ammonia, that will decrease and you will get a spike of nitrItes, this will decline and you should get a spike in nitrAtes, once that 0s out, the cycle will be complete. If you run to the LFS
you could get this test kit and it will suffice:
I'm not sure if the FW
ones have the same cards for measuring.
I would check the temp also, should be in or near this range 72-78Â°F. Salinity and pH sg
1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4.
It doesn't seem like the people that set up the tank are very caring. This might be your chance to come over to the SW
I'd remove the damsels and cycle with a piece of raw shrimp.
I agree 100%, if they are trying to cycle that tank. The RG probably won't make it, through the cycle ot the aggression in that tank.