I set up my 34L tank three weeks ago - put gravel and live plants in and let it cycle for a week. Then I added some fish food every day for another week.
Water quality a week ago was Ph 7.5 (seems to be what our tap water is), no ammonia, and trace amounts of nitrate and nitrite.
I got three white cloud mountain minnows a week ago and they've been doing well so far - lively and curious when i look at them. Water quality today is ph 7.5 again, no ammonia, and even less nitrate and nitrite than last week.
Question is.... i hear lots of things about ammonia 'spike' during cycling, but i don't seem to have this - or with the nitrates/nitrites either. Have i done something wrong, or have i just been lucky?
I did a 10-15% water change today and added some plant food, and the fish seem to be ok again.
I have only been feeding them once a day - does this have something to do with it?
How soon can i add more fish (i'd like another 5 or 6 minnows)?
Sorry for all the questions !