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had my tank cycling two weeks and am starting to get green algae formation. I head this is one of the first signs to a cycled tank somewhere on another post. is this true? Ive been testing water daily and the ammonina has been steadly declining and is nearly zero. thanks

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I wouldn't use it as a guide.

 

My guess is: If you're ammonia is just now reaching 0, your nitrites are just peaking and your nitrates are climbing. Once all those readings stay around 0 for a week or two, then you can call it cycled.

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Originally posted by Korbin

I wouldn't use it as a guide.

 

My guess is:  If you're ammonia is just now reaching 0, your nitrites are just peaking and your nitrates are climbing.  Once all those readings stay around 0 for a week or two, then you can call it cycled.

 

 

What settings to stay at 0? Ammonia you mean? Becuase his nitrates will only rise when its close to the end of being cycled.

 

 

I think what he meant to say is that when your ammonia and nitrite readings do not register then you can call it cycled.

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green algae doesn't mean that your at the end of the first cycle, only that you have enough nutrients for them to grow. nuetralizing the first spike of ammonia and nitrites will entirely depend on the amount of bacteria on your lr and whether the lr is cured or not. stick with the plan, wait until ammonia and nitrites fall to zero. do a partial water change. wait a 7-10 days. add clean up crew slowly. wait until nitrates go to zero. add coral. add fish.

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