CYCLING HELP!!

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CYCLING ??

It’s day 15.

Added rock and sand 15 days ago. Added dr. Tim’s 9 days ago.

5 gallon tank. Using live rock, live sand, dr. Tim’s Ammonium, and dr. Tim’s one and only.

Parameters today:
Ammonia - .25 ppm (salifert)
Nitrite - 4 ppm (salifert)
Nitrate - 56 ppm (Hanna)
(Nitrite and ammonia have remained constant nitrate is rising)

Is it doing it’s thing? Lol should I still be adding either products. Will ammonia rise even more? When should I water change? How long should the whole process be when using ammonia and bacteria?
 

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First of all good job take a deep breath and relax, all you need to do now is sit back and relax don’t add anything else to the tank just let it do it’s thing I would test it again in about a week or two only when the nitrate has gone through the roof then you do a water change. I would not add any more dr Tim’s just let it go also what kind of tank are you wanting to have? You can’t really have a lot of fish I would add only one or two cardinal fish also you probably don’t want clowns they will be very aggressive towards each other in that small of a tank! If you want a small reef tank with fish and coral combined I would get a 20 gal it’s not as big as you think then you can have all sorts of corals and clowns, fire fish, goobys, blennys, you name it lol
 

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why did you put a reef in that
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referred from this thread:



Read post #35 of that thread. You can see that with a tank full of reef life already, you have fish and corals already plus live rock, your cycle has been done. Regarding the test levels, see the self read from post #35 here

nice skip cycle!
 
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