Its been 2 weeks since adding fish to our freshwater tank. I got these readings today 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite, 6.6 pH, 5 nitrate. I haven't had any ammonia or nitrite show up so far during testing...just wondering if its due to the fact that I added some stuff from my existing cycled 10 gallon or if I made a mistake. Seeing the nitrates today made me wonder if it could have cycled fast or if I have done something wrong.
Added filter cartridge from existing cycled 10 gallon tank and part of the filter that had visible gunk when we started the tank. Also addes Stress Coat and Stress Zyme.
Tank temp 79 deg.
Fish in tank at this point:
4 mickey mouse platys
4 red platys
4 neon tetras
6 red danios
2 von rio tetras
2 lemon tetras
5 cherry barbs
Feeding fish once a day no more than will eat in 3-5mins.
Running 2 marineland biowheel 350's
1- 300 watt marineland submersible heater (going to get a second one soon after a recommendation on here)
Tank has gotten the "bacterial bloom" cloudy look so I have done 3 water changes of 10 gallons each in the past week or so. I add Stress coat to the water before adding and it also sits for at least 3 days before I use it. I added enough stress zyme for 10 gallons of water at the change.
I also go by the bottle for the stress zyme adding the recommended amount on the first, 7th and 14th days so far.
So could the tank have cycled fast or are the nitrates up for another reason?
If I missed some info just ask. Thanks for your help or advice.