I won't be able to change water until tonight. I'll have to condition it as well but it'll be done before bedtime.I would change out half or more of that water.
The ammonia is climbing too high.
Aim to keep your ammonia between 1-2ppm while cycling. Even 2ppm is a bit much imo.
Changing water is never a bad idea.
If your ammonia climbs too high it can stall the nitrification process or over produce nitrite then you end up changing the water anyways.
Keep your ammonia and nitrite diluted down to where neither of the climb passed 2ppm.
You will be able to keep a better check on your progress without your water parameters getting out of whack.
Me too. I'm not doing any test until I'm ready to go. Running the second filter with carbon may pull out ant trace of the metal as well.You’re getting great advice from Bwood here, only thing I’ll add is make sure you add dechlorinator before adding the fresh water in. You don’t wanna accidentally kill off any bacteria you’ve been growing.
Tuna , huh ! I never would of thought of that. I’m interested in seeing what the mercury test comes back with.
No changes in tank parametersAt this point I'm mainly keeping a log.
Ammonia, nite and nate have stayed the same. Looking forward to the mornings reading.
This is when the truth comes out and the test of patience starts.No changes in tank parameters