03-01-2011, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Lupin
If you have not been getting nitrate readings at all, then I doubt you have bacteria in there converting ammonia to nitrite and, nitrite to nitrate at all. You're supposed to have nitrate readings to indicate stable nitrogen cycle taking place.
Do you vacuum your substrate at all?
How about a source for established filter media to jumpstart nitrogen cycle?
Yes, The last time that i did a water change, I vaccumed the gravel. What do u mean by a source for established filter media to jumpstart nitrogen cycle?