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I have a new 75 gallon saltwater aquarium I literally set up a week ago, I put 30 pounds of white sand and 20 gallons of Live sand, I have two hang on filters and a heater. I tested my PH, NO2, NO3, Salenity, everything. And all test come back perfect. But its only been up for 8 days now. I expected everything to start high and work its way down as it cycles, but it stays 0 all the time. Any ideas?
 

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well.... I don't do saltwater tanks but the thing that seems to be missing from the equation for the cycle in general is ammonia source. I know that in live rock the die off can sometimes be your source but I don't know if the same goes with live sand.

did you add any sort of ammonia source? or does the die off from the sand fuel it?
 

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Have you checked ammonia yet? Did you add any LR? how deep is you sand bed?
 

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Hello Timon,

I've moved your thread to the More Saltwater Aquarium Topics/ Water Parameters section of the forum. It may help you to get more responses.
Thanks and best of luck!
Ken
 
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