- Oct 1, 2020
- Reaction score
So a little background on what I've got going on. I'm on day 10 of my cycle, using Dr. Tim's One and Only, Microbacter7 with BioBlock, Salifert test kits, CaribSea Arag-Alive sand, and CaribSea LifeRock. I dosed 2ppm ammonium chloride as Dr. Tim's instructions say on day 1. Day 2 ammonia was 0.5. Day 3 ammonia 0.25 and nitrate 5. I didn't add anymore ammonium chloride because I came across a thread that stated to not dose ammonium chloride when using live sand and/or LifeRock. Since then ammonia is still 0.25 and nitrates have risen to between 25 and 50 now. I have used the same Salifert test on some fresh salt water and get 0. My question is do you think my tank is cycled even though ammonia is still present?