Originally Posted by tiny
This is for Byron, you have given some of the best advice. What is your advice for whats going on. Should I wait until I stock my tank or stock it?
Tiny, assuming you have sufficient plants (I've no idea) you can add fish to the tank. I wouldn't go overboard, just a few to start, just in case. While the biological process works, it's best not to push it to the limit or beyond.
Saw your subsequent post, nothing changes my advice. And I'm assuming you followed 1077's earlier suggestion to remove the carbon; in a planted tank that's unnecessary and probably detrimental.
P.S. Thanks for the trust. I will do my best not to disappoint you. I just advise from my own experience and research into the reasons these things work. Have fun with it. B.