Think I Got A Piece Of Uncured Rock - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 07-24-2007, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Puffer's Avatar
Think I Got A Piece Of Uncured Rock

Good Morning guys, a little over last week i bought some live rock at the LFS, and noticed my ammonia level was about .50 PPM and Nitrate about .15 PPM using a API test kit. Now i did a water change that the guy suggested i do ,if that was the i drained about 60 % of the water and refilled this tank has only been up 2 weeks prior. i did the water change and still .50 PPM on ammonia ,so i bought a protein scimmer and it looks like it took care of the ammonia now reads 0 PPM but the nitrate reads almost 20 PPM did another water change last night . this morning say ammonia 0ppm and nitrate almost 20PPM so , as long as the ammonia stays down? and i like starting over again?
Thanks Carl.

Vistit Burch Aquarium CAL.
Puffer is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 07-25-2007, 05:39 AM
well even putting in cured live rock will rise your levels a little. have you had a zero nitrate reading before you put the rock in?
Melissa is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 07-25-2007, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Puffer's Avatar
no always had nitrate. i think i'm still cycling,wow takes awhile huh?

Vistit Burch Aquarium CAL.
Puffer is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 07-26-2007, 04:15 AM
New Member
Robnjo's Avatar
mine took about 8-10weeks to cycle but that was over 10 years ago and there were no cycle additives back then, you'll get there

Saltwater 4foot (67gal) and Reef Rock/Plugs (300)Sump (12gal) with a 3000ltr/hr return pump(32watts)
1x 6025, 3 x TUNZE 6045 for flow.
Aquasonic Skimmer with 3000ltr pump
16watt UV. *5 Lights: 2 Actinics and 2 Daylights and 1 Gro-Lux.
*Fish @ the moment: Powder Blue Tang, South Seas Devil, Mandarinfish, Lemon Peel, Bi-colour angel, Coral beauty, Scopas Tang(4in), Coral Banded Shrimp(been in tank for 4/5yrs) and a Dusky Anemonefish(3in).. and 2 Red Base Sand Anemones..A pair peppermint shrimps.
Robnjo is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 07-26-2007, 05:55 AM
on average it takes about 6-8 weeks for s full cycle.
Melissa is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 08-04-2007, 07:14 PM
A cycled tank will generally show trates. Nitrate is the end/most desirable result of the cycle. Ammonia and Nitrite are the bad guys. Any Nitrite whatsoever can indicate a large problem. You are on the path to good fortunes. As was stated every addition to the tank can cause an imbalance that could take a few days to re-stabilize.
caferacermike is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Uncured Live Rock...HELP! SaltwaterFishGirl Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 12 03-26-2009 10:42 AM
Cured or uncured? Brand new tank. cal1112333 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 12 02-24-2009 06:12 PM
Cycling with uncured live rock? musho3210 Beginner Saltwater Aquariums 23 02-08-2007 05:03 PM
Another new piece of coral usmc121581 Saltwater Journals 4 12-28-2006 03:57 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome