Okay, so there is slight ammonia .25 that reads in tap. I have one tank that's cycled or supposedly cycled nitrites are at 0 tank was running for 2 weeks now with seeded material. There is still a slight ammonia reading of .25 no matter what. Since my tap has ammonia and I use "PRIME" to condition I was told two different things. Since tap has ammonia I will always get an ammonia reading of .25 even if it's cycled. True or False??
Now another tank I set up hasn't fully cycled yet. For some weird reason the PH went to 6, MY tap is at 7.2... the other tanks PH is fine. I had to get stabilizer to bring it up over 2 days and it's finally almost at 7.. No fish have died yet, not over stocked, not over feeding..
The one tank thats cycled is a 6 gallon nano cube. The other tank is a 5 gallon set up with sponge filter...
Am I better off buying water from the fish store that has a ph of 7 and is declorinated with no ammonia preset.... It's not that much money, but I'm looking for advice am I better off using the fish stores water free of ammonia. Or can I use my water with the slight ammonia showing in the tap. I use "Prime" to declorinate was told that was the better stuff to use. Any advice or info on this? And what would cause that ph to drop so law baffles me, and I'm just glad the PH is getting higher so the bacteria can grow more and finish the cycle quickly.
PS - the 6 gallon nano cube has a normal ph of 7.2 just like the tap. So... that's where the strange part comes in.. Any insight is appreciated. Trying to see if others had something like this going on and resolved it or what the best outcome was. I used to have issues in the past keeping fish, but this time I finally feel like I'm on the verge of doing good and having everything turn out perfect. Just a couple set backs like normal.