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Well, I'm trying to actually understand what I'm seeing- I'm less a "follow the recipe" kind of guy, more a "understand why the recipe works" one. I may be over-analyzing, but that's just who I am! ...
Yes. It did go up to about 8.2, and I'll be keeping that in mind when I stock.
I hadn't really done anything after adding the initial ammonia. My ammonia was at zero for 3-4 weeks, I'd say (I didn't keep good track). I didn't want to add more because my nitrites were reading...
Following up: I went back to the LFS, and verified that the rock I'd bought was actually intended for freshwater aquariums, but they agreed that it should not bubble in vinegar. I got to chatting...
So I've been working on a fishless cycle for 4-5 weeks now in a 29 gallon aquarium (my first since a 20+ year break from the hobby), and am seeing some strangeness.
The main issue is that I'm not...
OK! Unfortunately I threw away the packaging so I will have to go back to the LFS to see what gravel I actually bought. (blush) It wasn't prominently marked "marine", but it's possible I missed...
I've got a question about pH. I set up a new tank, and the pH went from ~7.4 to ~8.5 in a week, and I'm trying to figure out why. Here's what happened:
I'm brand-new to the hobby... used to help...
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