The cycle in your aquarium, why is there no ammonia or nitrite showing in tests

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The cycle in your aquarium, why is there no ammonia or nitrite showing in tests

Post  liquidg on 5th June 2016, 2:02 am

On many occasions if the live rock you put in and sand as well was not let die off to a degree "left out of water for some time" and you are not over feeding your tank, you may not get a strong cycle at all!
The way to test this is by testing your nitrate, if there is nitrate showing in that test, the tank did have a mini cycle, you just didn't notice it!
You can not have nitrate with out ammonia to nitrite to nitrate from organic means, meaning a natural cycle!

A reef aquarium mini cycle is dangerous.
It can leave you thinking the tank is ready to go, and it isn't!
The moment you add more food and subsequently waste beyond the bio life that the mini cycle enabled, your tank life will suffer.

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