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  1. Nemo84

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    Hey Mass
    My tank has been cycling for 2 weeks today.
    My parameters are -
    Ammonia - 0
    Nitrate - 2
    Nitrite - 0
    Salinity is 1.025 @ 27°

    My skimmer has not been running for a week awaiting a new one.
    Is parameters okay or should I do a water change ?
     
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  3. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    These are fine let the tank keep on cycling, don't bother with a water change till the cycle is complete.
     
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    My parameters are still stable going into the 5th week of the cycle now.
    When can i start adding livestock?
     
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    I reckon you could get your cuc this weekend.
     
  6. Richard01

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    Has your tanks nitrate spiked and dropped yet. If so taahirs is right get a clean up crew first.
     
  7. Nemo84

    Nemo84 Thread Starter

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    It has stayed the same . Been testing every sunday and they haven't spiked or dropped yet , havent done a water change yet . And new skimmer has been running for a week now .
     
  8. Richard01

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    It sounds safe. But start with cuc and test.
     
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    Actually most CUC like molluscs and crustaceans are more sensitive to toxins. Rather start with an easy fish like a clown, if you're adding one to your system.
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    Agree with Carlos, but have you had an ammonia source for the cycle? otherwise go slowly once you stat adding stuff an keep watching ammonia levels.
     
  11. Nemo84

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    I added special blend whith my liverock and every 2 weeks a maintenance dose of special blend
     
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    That stuff works cycled my old nano with special blend and live rock (stinky stuff)
     
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