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Tank Upgrade Cycle - Please Help!! Need Advice!

Reeferem

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Hi guys.

4 days ago I upgraded from a 50 litre tank to a 96 litre.
New sand bed, old rock + a new piece of live rock, 25 L of old water and the rest new water.

I transferred my clownfish and coral over. I have lost a xenia and possibly losing my GSP frag. My clownfish are acting normal and eating.

So the first two days my parameters were ok, i was expecting a few spikes. Ammonia 0.2, nitrate 5, nitrite 0.2, ph 8.2, salinity 1.024

However today I checked and i have got huge spikes: ammonia 0.4, nitrate 50, nitrite 1....

I am wondering what to do? Should i do a large water change or just wait out the cycle?

**Also I have a red sea reef mature kit that i used when i cycled my 50L, should i use this now to help the cycle?**

Any advice is much appreciated, I don't want to lose any more coral and definitely do not want to stress my clown babies.
 

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Water change..asap...prime will also help bind the ammonia
 

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