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July 2 the cycle

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ok well it been 4 days and not much has changed.

Ph: 8.1
Temp: 79-82
Alk: 5 meq/l
Ammonia: 0
Nitrite: 0
Nitrate: 7
Salinity:1.0264 or 35ppm
Phos: not tested
Calcium: not tested
Mag: not tested

I figured I would see some sort of cycle again, but not yet. I'm going to give it another week and if I haven't seen any rise in Ammonia I'm going to guess the bacteria was kept at a strong level while in the brute cans and I'm not going to have a strong cycle again. I do need to find out why my nitrates are still so high.. I am seeing algae blooms starting I thought maybe I have some high Phosphate levels so started running the phosban reacor, need to get a phosphate test to be sure. I'm not really not seeing any change other that the algae is spreading. its been a couple of days since i cranked it up. I have been running a canister with just a polishing filter to help clear up the water from when I put in the sand and rock, probably need to stop that. the water is clear now it could be the cause. maybe?

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