pH and specific gravity

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Jamie chambers

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Jan 1, 2020
I just did another test and the specific gravity is around 1.022 - 1.023 which is right for a fowlr tank but I have a test kit and the pH keeps reading 7.2 -7.6. I'm confused.

Also I used a second hand filter with bacteria already on it and also live rock so how long should it take to cycle. This guy also gave me some of his water change water in barrels which filled half the tank so I'm not sure whether or not the tank will be cycled quickly.