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So, I have an update on this tank. :) After giving up for a while, I decided to try again. I purchased an AC 110 and ditched the old power heads and sponge filter. I also added black sand. And...
The ammonia has only gone down to .25 over the last 24 hours (from .5). So it seems that I have lost most of the BB. Nitrites are still at 0.
The tank is bare bottom. There were the three plants...
I suspect that the ph may have been lower than 6. The sample was a lighter yellow than on the card. I'll give it a day and see what happens.
I think that I may have figured out what the problem is. After three days of the ammonia holding steady at 1 ppm I checked the ph. It was at 6. I did a large WC which brought the ph back up to 7.6...
Well... It turns out that "Really ???" is a good title for this thread. I tested this evening and the nitrites are at 0. Unfortunately, the ammonia is at 1 (tested twice) after dropping to 0 for the...
Yes, Nitrates are around 80. They could be higher, it's a very bright red.
First post here, so be gentle. :ssmile:
A question about cycling. Is it possible to have nitrites start falling one week after first seeing them. I had just a trace on 8/11. On 8/14 they seemed...
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