View Full Version : 2nd new tank Cycling opinions

06/08/2007, 07:04 AM
I am starting my 2nd reef and am about a week into the cycle. Nitrite is going up and ammonia down a bit, Nitrate on the rise. Nitrite is very high and I really want to do a water change. I have read many opinions on this in articles, some say yes others no. I have always done them. What are some opinions here?

BTW, 55 gallons, ro/di with 4" DSB and 50lbs LR. 10 very large Atlantic hermit crabs to add some life.

06/08/2007, 10:42 AM
If you are worried about the Hermits then do a water change if not leave it be it will be fine.

06/08/2007, 12:42 PM
Water change. More life will survive if you keep the water less toxic.