Hey everyone,\n \nI've had my 10gal tank cycling for....ATLEAST 4 weeks now. I used highly inhabited live rock (15lbs), which was packed with tons of little critters and growth. I also used that Carrib-sea live cultured sand. I have tested ALL the water perameters every 4 days, since the get-go.\n \nMy ammonia has only ever been SLIGHTLY detectable, my nitrates have stayed around 30ppm with absolutely no visible change( I think if i did a water change they'd go away completely though, the only reason I think they're high is because I got some misleading advice to put some thawed brine shrimp in the to kick up the cycle, and I haven't changed the water since). Nitrites are undetectable, and ph is PERFECT! \n \nI have a few bristle-worms, many many coco worm/feather dusters, amphipods, and aiptasia that seem to be thriving just fine. MY coraline algae is spreading like CRAZY. I actually had a blue legged hermit hitchhike on one of my live rocks, I never took him back and he seems fine.\n \nDo you think since I used all live stuff, that I avoided a cycle?????