**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:

Added 1/2 Capful of Stability as bottle directed. Added small pinch of fish food.

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 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:

Added 1/2 Capful of Stability as bottle directed. Added small pinch of fish food.

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!Thanks so much for your help!