oliviacislo
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Hi there,
I am new to the aquarium hobby and this is my first time cycling a tank so I am looking for advice. I've watched a lot of videos and read articles on the subject of cycling but some info is inconsistent.
My setup:
10 Gallon Cube AIO Nano Tank. Sponge Filters and Bio Balls and a filter sock. The heater is set to 78-79 degrees.
* This aquarium is brand new, I have no established media to add to the tank.
Day 1
Unboxed tank and set up filter media. Added sand, driftwood, rocks, and fake plants.
Treated my water with Prime prior to adding to the tank.
Filled tank and added 1 capful of Stability as bottle directed.
Day 2
Test results:
Day 3
Added 1/2 Capful of Stability
Day 4
+ 1/2 capful of stability
Day 6
+1/2 capful of stability
+ small pinch of food
Day 7
+ 1/2 capful of stability
Day 8
Water Test:
Today is Day 8 and I just performed the above tasks. I also tested my tap water for nitrate and they are virtually 0.
I am wondering, am I on the right track? Looks like ammonia is going down, Nitrites so far have not presented themselves but I have nitrates present. Should I continue adding stability after today? Or leave it to run and see if nitrites appear.
Thanks so much for your help!
I am new to the aquarium hobby and this is my first time cycling a tank so I am looking for advice. I've watched a lot of videos and read articles on the subject of cycling but some info is inconsistent.
My setup:
10 Gallon Cube AIO Nano Tank. Sponge Filters and Bio Balls and a filter sock. The heater is set to 78-79 degrees.
* This aquarium is brand new, I have no established media to add to the tank.
Day 1
Unboxed tank and set up filter media. Added sand, driftwood, rocks, and fake plants.
Treated my water with Prime prior to adding to the tank.
Filled tank and added 1 capful of Stability as bottle directed.
Day 2
Test results:
- Ph: 7.6
- Ammonia: 1.0
- Nitrite: 0
- Nitrate: 0 - 5.0
Day 3
Added 1/2 Capful of Stability
Day 4
- Water Test
- Ph: 7.6
- Ammonia: 1.0
- Nitrite: 0
- Nitrate: 5.0
+ 1/2 capful of stability
Day 6
+1/2 capful of stability
+ small pinch of food
Day 7
+ 1/2 capful of stability
Day 8
Water Test:
- Ph: 7.6
- Ammonia: 0.5 (ammonia has started to drop)
- Nitrite: 0
- Nitrate: 5.0
Today is Day 8 and I just performed the above tasks. I also tested my tap water for nitrate and they are virtually 0.
I am wondering, am I on the right track? Looks like ammonia is going down, Nitrites so far have not presented themselves but I have nitrates present. Should I continue adding stability after today? Or leave it to run and see if nitrites appear.
Thanks so much for your help!