It won't hurt to reduce the temperature. 26 would be fine.Hi, thanks for your reply. Yes I’m using Tetra AquaSafe to condition the tap water, overdosing it really to make sure!
I’ll clean the gravel as best as I can & then try not to do any more water changes. I’ve got a feeling that my tank is processing some ammonia but because the food is creating more as it drops it’s not showing in my tests. That’s the only way I can explain the nitrates anyway?!
I’ve done some research on betta’s & know they don’t like it so warm! So I’ll definitely turn it down before we get him. Do you think the cycle would benefit from me turning it down now? Everything I’ve seen before has said the warmer the better for bacterial growth. I have a large air stone on full pelt as well as lots of surface agitation from the filter.
I have been advised that 2ppm ammonia would be overkill for a single Betta & to cycle 1ppm. What your opinion on this please?