First water test

ilyakarp

New Member
Put water in yesterday. Ran some tests today.

Salt-1.025, PH-7.8(too low?), Nitrate-0, Nitrite-0. What do you think? One day.
 

lmforbis

Administrator
Staff member
it takes about 6 weeks to finish cycling, yours hasn’t started. What else is in the tank. Do you have a source of ammonia, decaying food, dead shrimp, etc. during the cycle your ammon will go up, followed by nitrite then nitrate. they first need to go up then fall back to zero Before the cycle is done.
don’t worry about pH.
 

ilyakarp

New Member
Yesterday I dropped piece of scallop in a tank. Added Dr. Tim's. Dry sand, Live and dead rock half and half
 

jay0705

Well-Known Member
I agree. You don't mention tank size. The bigger the tank the longer it may take to register anything. However it will spike and it will cycle. Just be patient
 

lmforbis

Administrator
Staff member
It isn’t ready. It takes time for the decay to happen to get the cycle going.
 
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