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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So ive had my tank for about 4 weeks now. I have live sand and live rock added to the tank and was putting aquavitro seed in. After testing my water i got no reading from anything. I took the advice and put a raw shrimp after two days i got a reading of nitrite anywhere from .50ppm and 5.00ppm...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all! It’s been 8 years since my last post! Wow. Anyway, I am cycling/reviving a 10 gallon nano tank (reef) and I noticed that when the ammonia spiked so did the nitrates and the nitrites. But now, the ammonia remains basically the same (0.5ppm), while my nitrites are zero and nitrates are...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi to every reef tank lovers. I have a problem with my cycling. Maybe it’s not a problem, but I’ve always been at 0 nitrates, 0 nitrites and 0 ammonia. Don’t worry about the nitrates testing, I shaked the bottle really well. Here is my setup : - 80 gallons tank - 20 gallons sump - My...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Just tested my water again today, and found that my nitrites dropped to almost nothing. Two days ago, ammonia was at 0.25ppm ish, nitrite was 5ppm, nitrates where around 40-50ppm. Ammonia and nitrates are about the same, nitrites are the only thing that dropped. This is my first saltwater tank...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hi guys, i want to ask your thoughts because I am still a beginner and hopefully somebody expert can point me in the right direction. I have a 55 gal tank, about 80-100Lbs of LR, different (begineer) corals (candy coral, frogspawn,...) and 8 fish (2 tangs, 2 Damsel, 2 clown, 2 angel), 1...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    New to the forum, apologize if there is an existing thread I didn't find. Problem: We set up a 30 gal tank about 5 months ago. Live rock, sand to begin. Allowed it to cycle for about 5 weeks, introduced a few plants (which are still living). Introduced a few (5) hermits a week later...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    So when input this tank together I used "dead" rock (dried live rock) from my old tank I had a few years ago. My ammonia spiked to 8+ about a week ago. Today I tested and ammonia is 2 and nitrites 5+ And nitrates already 5. So I'm worried by the end of the cycle my nitrates will be so high I...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys not sure if there is another thread out there for this. just wondering what is normal levels during cycle. my ammonia spiked to 8+ then a few days later dropped down to about 2. once I saw that I measured nitrites and they rose to about .5. How high should nitrites go before they...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    So I recently added a bacteria bottle three days ago and I just checked and it has Nitrite, how to get rid of it? (It was at 1.0) 1. My protein Skimmer isn't installed yet 2. I have Dry Sand 3. I have a mixture of dry and live rock 4. Two wave makers 5. Heater 6. My tank will be a FOWLR only
  10. General Reef Discussion
    So first off, this isn't my first tank I've cycled. I've got a 18 month old 90G upstairs and am starting a 37G downstairs for my daughter. I dosed ammonia to 2ppm 25 days ago. Then I fed the tank every few days with pellets to add some organic stuff and let some decay happen. I've been...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    I tested my tank yesterday and it had 0 nitrite and 1ppm ammonia and I tested it again today and now I have 1ppm nitrite and ammonia! Is this a good thing? D: Please tell me my tank is cycling normally. Lol
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I just started cycling my tank for about 4 days already and I just now tested my ammonia and it's at 1ppm and ph is at 8 is this good? I tested nitrite and nitrate also but both came out at 0. When should nitrite start showing up in my tank? Should I stop feeding my fishless tank fish food and...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I am very new to the saltwater aquarium hobby. I have a 2 week old tank that i cycled almost immediately (within a few days after setting up). I tested the numbers and had a small spike in ammonia, then nitrites and finally nitrates (very low). I stocked it with some fish (a few damsels...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hey All, New to this forum and looking for some advice. I started a new Corallife BioCube 29 on Thursday. I have: 25 lbs of fully cured live rock from a reputable fish dispensory 30 lbs Caribsea Live Sand RO/DI salt mix Removed the biocubes Put in Aquaclear carbon media pack rated for 50gal...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    HI, new to this and my question is How long should it take to proceed ammonia As im cycling for 2 weeks now When Im adding ammonia(the cap bottle)it takes about less than 2 days to be unable to see it in with the test kit nitrite also stay at 0 and nitrate is about 20ppm got live rock and...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So my setup is - 40 gallon breeder - 10 gallon sump with running skimmer and carbon reactor - 40 pounds of cured live rock - est. 20 ish pounds of live sand So I've been told that adding live rock and live sand really helps with the cycling process and I'm not sure if I'm doing something...
  17. Nano Reefs
    hey guys, as title says please i need help and new to this forum. I am noob to saltwater but did all my homework :):). Its been 4 days since my saltwater tank is running. I put live sand, 25lbs of live rock (from my local fish store, with hitch hikers already mostly snails in the rock), custom...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so just to preface, I'm the kind guy who likes to have confirmation from others on what I think I know. My QT has been cycling since 12/5/14 using just ammonia and no live rock. On 12/25/14, nitrites showed up pegged out on API kit. Nitrates were at 5 and jumped to 20 on 01/05/15. Today...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone, new to this reef hobby and about 4 weeks ago i bought and setup a fluvial spec V. i added live rock right away during the first week and live sand. Everything has been going how it should be until a week ago, i tested my waters and saw this: AMMONIA 8PPM, NITRITE 5PPM, AND...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Since the beginning of my reefing I always thought nitrite was very toxic. Well guess what it's not in marine bit is very toxic in freshwater. Here is a article showing that it isnt. The one thing though is you shouldn't be seeing it in your tank so if you are then I'm sure your husbandry needs...
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