Cycling tank with dry rocks

ribek gurung

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Hi guys
New to the hobby.looking for some advise . Started my 90l tank cycle 8 weeks ago with live sand after 5 weeks of running my tank my parameters were
Ammonia 0.5

Nitrite 0

Nitrate 0

Ph 8.2

but then i decided to add dry rock which has been cured using bleach ie; dipped into bleach for a week, soaked into tap water for 3 days and let it dry for around 2 weeks outside, then soaked into RODI water to do the test and it was ok.
Now its been 8th week running and my ammonia is still the same, nitrite raised to 0.5 and nitrate to 5.0 ppm.
do i need to change the water ? Or jus leave the tank running?
 
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If your tank has cycled and the rock is fine you should be good to go (it will just take a bit longer for the rock to populate with bacteria and start darkening with spots as it wasn't in the tank from the outset).
 
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If your tank has cycled and the rock is fine you should be good to go (it will just take a bit longer for the rock to populate with bacteria and start darkening with spots as it wasn't in the tank from the outset).
Thanks for the reply but i am not sure if my tank has been cycled.
 
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