- Reaction score
I am sure this has been asked many times.....Been cycling my 29 gallon with a fair amount of plants, driftwood, rocks for three weeks now. Threw in two small items from my cycled 10 gallon gallon tank and occasionally would squeeze the sponge filter water into the tank from my 10 gallon. I didn't really have any established media to put in my canister filter. My ammonia goes away pretty fast now for past week, nitrites read about 0.75 to 1 and my natrATES are really high at between 80 and 100. I know my tank is not fully cycled, but getting there. Should I change some water with that high nitrates? Obviously my plants are not eating it. (I also found some snails last week that I take out. Probably from one of the plants.) My PH got really high too. 8.6ish. Used a combo of RO water and filtered tap water. My tap water has a high ph around 8.4. Thanks!