Help with Cycle stage

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  1. lamcwhorter7065

    lamcwhorter7065 Plankton

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    Wondering what stage I am in in the cycle. My nitrates are 20- nitrites are 3 and ammonia ranges from.25-.50. Tank has been cycling for about 3 weeks I have about 6 pounds of live rock and 30 pounds dry rock. I also have 20 pounds live sand it is a 60 gallon tank. Is this cycle on the right track? What stage is it on? Much longer? Thank you in advance
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like you're close. Are you using an API test for ammonia? I would give it another week test again, and then proceed very very slowly with stocking and continue testing. Try a couple hermits and see how they do once the water shows no detectable ammonia.

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  4. oldfishkeeper

    oldfishkeeper Giant Squid

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    great advice! welcome to the forum!
     
  5. dienerman

    dienerman Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Welcome! Great advice. You may want to consider adding some additional rock depending on how you plan to stock. Many believe that 1 lb per gallon is a good target.