Question My Water Parameters?

Kisa

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5.2 gallon, Imagitarium tank.
Built in filter, Heater, Bubbler, and 1 nerite snail.
(Live plants in tank as well)

To me it looks like;
Ammonia, between 0.25 - 0.50ppm (closer to 0.25)
Nitrite, 0ppm
Nitrate, 5.0ppm (ish?)

Let to continue to cycle? Or do 25% water change every day? Every other day?
I'm still trying to memorize everything when it comes to cycling..



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So let it do its thing? No water change?
 

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Nerite snails, just like fish, are also sensitive to high nitrates and susceptible to ammonia poisoning. They generally prefer not only a cycled tank, but a well established one at that. I would treat it as a fish-in cycle. Use prime and conduct water changes every 24-48 hours to keep ammonia PLUS nitrite below 1.0 and to keep nitrates down (don't need to yet as your numbers are low) I could be wrong, but there IS a living being in the tank. Also, you probably want to feed him since the tank isn't established with much biofilm.
 

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Kisa said:
So let it do its thing? No water change?
What Jennalynnj said. I didn’t realize you had a snail. Treat as a fish-in cycle.
 

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