well, im still in the process of cycling my tank i guess.... Seems to be takin light years!!
started my cycle around april 20th and began with 30lbs of dry rock and 10lbs of live. realized i wasnt going to get anywhere with 10lbs of live rock so i added 30 more pounds of live rock on MAY 10th.
It is now june 7th and i have noticed no changed in my tank... no algee other than what was on the live rock, when i purchased it. The dry rock appears to be about the same as when i first got it.
How long can i expect this to take? ammonia has stayed quite low the whole time as well as no nitrate or nitrite spike.
what can i do to speed things up, and what are th proper methods in doing a cycle. should i be doing consitant water changes or just topping up the tank.
Had ignored it for the past 10 days and did a quick test and my specific gravity was 1.030, didn't bother testing anything else, did a water change and brought it back down to the normal range.
its a 65gallon tank, how often should i be changing the water and how much?
i feel i am being pretty patient but it would be nice to notice a change even if minimal! have noticed no diatom bloom, all my live rock was fully cured when purchased.