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Old 02/20/2006, 05:36 PM   #1
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PH, Amonia, Nitrite, and Nitrate levels in new tank...

I have had live rock curing for 8 days now in my 65 gallon tank.

I bought a test kit today and the levels for ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate were through the roof.

Do you guys suggest I wait longer till ammonia disappears before water changes or should I do one now?

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Old 02/20/2006, 05:42 PM   #2
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I'd do one now. The more you can keep them under control the more hitchhickers you can preserve.

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Old 02/20/2006, 07:42 PM   #3
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if your only curing rock go ahead. but if your trying to cycle your tank then dont. If you do a water change now, its only going to take longer and longer. Just wait it out and do a change when your nitrites hit 0 and your nitrates start.

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Old 02/20/2006, 08:07 PM   #4
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I'm trying to cycle my tank.

You say to wait for when nitrites hits 0 and nitrates start, BUT according to my test kit, both are at max right now

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Old 02/20/2006, 08:49 PM   #5
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I would do some water changes now. That should save some life on the rock, and might shorten the "cycle" as well. There's really no distinction between "cycling a tank" and "curing/cycling the live rock".

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