14g biocube setup after 1 week ques.

cadagn

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I set up a 14g biocube exactly 1 week ago with 10 lbs. of LR and I am getting 0 ammonia reading. Is this normal? Will my setup every cycle?
Any responses will be appreciated.
 

MikePowell

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check your nitrates and nitrites. did you use live sand or dry sand? also did you use natural SW, or a salt mix?
 

cadagn

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I set the tank up with crushed coral substrate and RO water mixed with instant ocean salt. I premixed the SW and added to the tank. Then purchased 10 lbs. of LR and placed in the tank with the filter running and a 30 gal powerhead running about 1/2 strength. This was exactly 1 wk ago. I haven't checked for nitrates yet because I have never gotten an ammonia spike yet.
 
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