Doing a fish in cycle on a 5 gallon tank. Have tetra safe start. It failed. After water changes ammonia is getting higher, ph has dropped to 6.0 ppm. Nitrates died off. No nitrites. Where do I start?
Bought the tank. Added decorations and water. Added safe start then the fish. Did a water change after 2 weeks. Test kit came in. Ammonia was high. Had some nitrates. Did a water change. Ph dropped, ammonia rised. Did another water change added safe start plus. Nitrates started dying off. Ph still at 6.0 ppm. Bought a cuttle bone haven't put it in the water to raise ph levels yet. Tested the water tonight after doing a water change last night and ammonia went from 1.0 ppm to 4.0 ppm over night.Can you show us the steps you went through? Maybe we can figure out where it went wrong.
Ph still at 6.0 ppm.