is it possible

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. 194 views

  • Posts: 110
  • Liked: 21
  • Thanks Given: 3
  • Received: 11
  • Location: UK

started my new tank up on the 4th this month is it possible for the tank to be classed as cycled within 5 days ? i tested on day two   i had ammonia which was 0.4 on the red sea marine care kit chart,nitrite was showing around the 0.5 and nitrate was between the 10-20 and ph,temp all ok.tested again this morning ammonia=0,nitrite=0,nitrate=5-10.also tested with salifert and api test kits and more than less all shown near the same results
before the tank was up i had live rock stored in large containers with salt water with circulation (wave makers )without any heating for two months feeding flake food every other day and partial water changes every two weeks.so with the above test results would one say its cycled would it be best to leave it for another week or so before placing any fish etc in

HK_Fuey

  • Graeme
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 5,423
  • Liked: 1493
  • Thanks Given: 426
  • Received: 1257
  • Location: Newcastle
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/graeme's-6x2x2-840l/

Reply #1

Sounds like you're cycled to me.  That's the benefit of feeding the rock beforehand.  It's already got a tonne of bacteria and is ready to go.

Go shopping!  :grin:

Thanks:


chilliman

  • Posts: 110
  • Liked: 21
  • Thanks Given: 3
  • Received: 11
  • Location: UK

Reply #2

tested the water again today just to be sure and still showing  ammonia =0,nitrite =0 ,nitrate =  seem to be still showing between  10-20 on the colour chart still (red sea test kit). do leave it for a couple more days to be on the safe side ? would a partial water change be a good idea at this stage or not

HK_Fuey

  • Graeme
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 5,423
  • Liked: 1493
  • Thanks Given: 426
  • Received: 1257
  • Location: Newcastle
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/graeme's-6x2x2-840l/

Reply #3

Go shopping!  lol

Mike

  • Administrator
  • Posts: 8,140
  • Liked: 1696
  • Thanks Given: 657
  • Received: 1099
  • Location: Manchester
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/i-conica's-tank-(picture-heavy!)/

Reply #4

As said, you're done. The rock clearly already had plenty of bacteria. At this point, leaving it longer will just cause the bacteria to start to reduce in numbers unless you keep feeding it.

Go shopping. lol
Donate to the running of ReefBase

chilliman

  • Posts: 110
  • Liked: 21
  • Thanks Given: 3
  • Received: 11
  • Location: UK

Reply #5

quick update transfer all the fish , cuc , soft corals i had in the nano tank to the new tank and also added some extra cuc  all doing great over the last two days. water prim is still ok. i will post some pic's soon

chilliman

  • Posts: 110
  • Liked: 21
  • Thanks Given: 3
  • Received: 11
  • Location: UK

Reply #6

quick update tank doing fine and here some pics softies added to the tank really pleased with the mushrooms they really flourished from when i seen them in the lfs
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2017 10:57:00 am by chilliman

Tags: