New to cycling saltwater tank

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Thank you for your time and help.. really appreciate it
We all started as newbies so no shame there. But if you want my humble opinion I would recommend doing some serious reading asap on starting and maintaining a saltwater aquarium. This can be a pretty complicated hobby for people just starting out no matter how much reading you do. If your starting fish only and the tank is already cycled I would brush up on maintaing stable salinity and temp and keeping your ammonia 0 and nitrate low.
 
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We all started as newbies so no shame there. But if you want my humble opinion I would recommend doing some serious reading asap on starting and maintaining a saltwater aquarium. This can be a pretty complicated hobby for people just starting out no matter how much reading you do. If your starting fish only and the tank is already cycled I would brush up on maintaing stable salinity and temp and keeping your ammonia 0 and nitrate low.
Thankx,, im already starting reading on cycling and watching youtube during my spare time at work..
 
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Seems pretty fast for a cycle.. how did you start it? Dry rock or live rock? The nitrite reading is what’s throwing off your nitrate reading “making it high” btw, welcome to r2r!


As of today, did my parameters, what do you guys think? Ready to add fish?

Saltwater:
Nitrate-0
Nitrite-0.25
Ammonia-0
PH-7.8

Reef:
Nitrate-0
Calcium- 22dkh 440ppm
Phosphate-2.0
KH-8dkh 143.2
 

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As of today, did my parameters, what do you guys think? Ready to add fish?

Saltwater:
Nitrate-0
Nitrite-0.25
Ammonia-0
PH-7.8

Reef:
Nitrate-0
Calcium- 22dkh 440ppm
Phosphate-2.0
KH-8dkh 143.2
I thought you already had fish in it...

Can you post a picture of the tank?
Exactly how long has it had saltwater in it?
What are you using for filtration, water circulation?
Is anything alive in it today, if so, for how long?
 
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I thought you already had fish in it...

Can you post a picture of the tank?
Exactly how long has it had saltwater in it?
What are you using for filtration, water circulation?
Is anything alive in it today, if so, for how long?
i had fish before but lasted 2-3weeks, im using a hang on Coralife protein skimmer/filter and a wave maker/powerhead now i added inverts and 2 small reef fish
 
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i had fish before but lasted 2-3weeks, im using a hang on Coralife protein skimmer/filter and a wave maker/powerhead now i added inverts and 2 small reef fish
Well, you asked if it was too early to add fish. If your fish are alive, eating and swimming normally, it's not too early!
 
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Well, you asked if it was too early to add fish. If your fish are alive, eating and swimming normally, it's not too early!
Fish are doing fine, holding it for a few months before getting the clownfish
 

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