what test kit are you using?Joey Fish said:
sounds like you're on the right track, mate. a bacteria bloom is a good thing.Joey Fish said:3 danios... Ammonia is between 1-2ppm and hasn't moved.. been the same for days and yes I'm currrently dosing Prime and Stability.. tomorrow is the 7th day of the stability dosing.. not sure what I'm doing wrong. pH is 7.6 and temp is 80 degrees constantly.
API master test kit. I also currently am encountering a bacteria bloom
I’ve yet to see nitrite thoughTesla said:You should do a water change tomorrow to bring it below 1ppm, it will not hurt the cycle. Everytime you see either the ammonia or nitrite cross 1ppm, do a water change to keep it below the 1ppm mark and dose with prime. Prime does not impact the ammonia & nitrite from cycle perspective but neutralizes them up to 1ppm so it is not harmful for the fish.
You routine should be - check water parameters every other day - if either of the 2 is >1ppm then do a WC and dose prime. Keep doing this until you have both ammonia and nitrite consistently at zero which would indicate your cycle is set. After that you can do once a week water change (depending on your bio load) to keep nitrate in check.
needs a lot of patience cycles running into 2 months is not unheard of :-|Joey Fish said:Frustrating because I’m on my 13th day of my fish in cycle and yet to see nitrites ):