What Is The Next Step For My Aquarium

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by katzmotel, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. katzmotel

    katzmotelNew MemberMember

    So I recently had a betta pass due to an ammonia spike while I was away. I decided to finally start my shrimp tank and got a really good filter and heater, shrimp substrate and a few low tech live plants in a 10 gal.

    I have the tank all set up and running smoothly, I've been doing a fishless cycle and my ammonia levels are down to .25 ppm but now I have very high nitrites at 5 ppm. So what's next? Do I wait for the nitrites to turn into nitrates or is there something I should be doing?
  2. david1978

    david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    It's just a waiting game at this point. Once your ammonia is zero you may want to add a little more but that's about all you can do at this point.