Day 9 with my nano tank, I've just done a test of my water parameters (first one) to see how the cycle is progressing, and I'm not sure what to make of the results:
Nitrate - 80 ppm
Nitrite - 0 ppm
Ammonia - 2.5 ppm
pH - 7.2
KH - 150
GH - 180
I am using the API test strips, which I...
I've set up my first tank about 2 weeks ago, but unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to start cycling right after, because I was away and I wanted to monitor it closely, so I started cycling about 4-5 days ago.
I am trying to do a fishless cycle with fish food (flakes). I added a...
I would like to have an explanation with some degree of details, explaining the necessity of regular water changes (say 2/3/4 or more times a week) during the initial few weeks after setup.
I understand that the overall idea of water changes is to get rid of the organics in the...
Just want to share some information about nitrogen cycle. Hopefully this picture will help someone...
I would like to know your experience with it, after what time you are adding livestock to your tanks?
Hi, so got a new tank set up on Tuesday of this week (one on the left of course) it's a 140 litre and I have a few plants in there about 7 separate plants some of the same spieces. I've added seachem stability to add Beneficia bacteria I'm wondering if I could add some fish this weekend? I'd...
Evening all, been lurking making use of all info on here for the past few weeks while I'm setting up my first proper (albeit small) tank so thought I'd say hello rather than just hiding in the background.
Tank is a Superfish Home 60, talked into it after it got a decent review from George...
New member starting out here with a question.
I have a cycled tank 60L Fluval Flex but want to swap out my sons multi coloured gravel for proper substrate
We have basic plants and a shoal of tetras with some snails, levels are all good
I plan to put in some volcanic...
I've got a new scape setup, using aquasoil. Hardscape is ready; the plants are due to arrive in 9 days the earliest. :nailbiting:
I am toying with the idea of flooding the tank for the following reasons:
get cycling process running so I can introduce the fish earlier (now in temp...
I have some Ammonia and I've had success using it to cycle my tank it in the past but found it a little tedious dosing it every day (the smell is horrible and seems to linger for quite a while). Although I will stick to this method if this is best, I don't have any live stock to worry about.