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Old 01/03/2018, 02:17 PM   #1
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Cycling

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My tanks been running for two weeks today. Fluval evo 12 with 6 kilos of live rock. I've checked the parameters every other day and they don't seem to have moved...
Ammonia 0.2
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 5
That's using a red sea marine care kit.
Why am I not seeing any spikes?


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Old 01/03/2018, 02:24 PM   #2
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Probably because you haven't added a nitrogen source.

Feed the tank with fish food, or even pure ammonia. The goal is to have an initial ammonia spike of 1-2ppm.

If you are using cured, always wet, live rock, you may not get much of a cycle though.


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Old 01/03/2018, 02:29 PM   #3
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I've been adding bits of fish food every other day too. The rock was only out of water for 20 minutes from the fish shop to my house.


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Old 01/03/2018, 02:31 PM   #4
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I've also had alot of algae on my glass that I've just sorted by blacking the tank out for 3 days. And bits of Brown algae on my sand.


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Old 01/03/2018, 02:41 PM   #5
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Since you added more than 1 pound per gallon of live rock to your tank, there won't be much of a cycle. I would still keep testing, and wait a couple weeks before adding any livestock.

Algae is a good sign, and is part of a new tank.


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Old 01/03/2018, 02:43 PM   #6
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Thank you for answering my questions I appreciate it.


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Old 01/03/2018, 02:55 PM   #7
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You're welcome. Good luck.


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