Jump to content

5.5 gal cycle


reefer769

Recommended Posts

i have checked my water parameters, and the nitrate, nitrite, and ammonia came out to 0, the ph is 8.2, the salinity is about 1.022, and the temp is 78-80. Should i perform a water change yet?

Link to comment

Why do you feel the need for a water change ? Your cycle is complete and you have no bio load... I'd wait until you get your clean up crew...

Link to comment

i just added 3 turbo snails and 4 blue legs yesterday. this is about the 3rd week maybe 4th? and i was just wondering becuase i have a lot of diatoms on the sand and rock, and i think its making my water cloudy, so i thought a water change might help.

Link to comment

A reading of zero across the board is a bit odd. At the end of any cycle, you'd normally see nitrates, even with a mild cycle. What test kits are you using, and how old are they?

Link to comment
the tests didnt come out to be exactly 0, but they were all pretty close.

 

'Pretty close' isn't zero.

 

If the NH3 and NO2 tests were zero and NO3 wasn't, it'd be time for a water change.

 

EDIT: I'm not sure how the admins will like your signature.

Link to comment

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Recommended Discussions

×
×
  • Create New...