Will changing around 50% of the water almost everyday to dilute ammonia mess up the cycling of my tank? Or should i indeed still see a nitrite spike following the ammonia but it just might take longer?.
I'm just curious if doing daily water changes prolongs the ammonia stage of cycling or not?.
Im using the fish in cycle by the way and i have 5 White cloud mountain minnow.
I started with 6 but one was sick straight from the pet store. 4 of the 5 are getting noticeably bigger and healthier. 1 seem's to get pale and stay near the top of the water but will eat with the school and swim with the school when they come to the top but i noticed there seems to be a dominancy kind of thing going on so it might be because of that. I'm not going to replace any until im more then sure my water isn't contaminated because the one fish was sick.
Some info in case it's needed:
27 gallon hexagon (marineland)
tetra ex45 30-40 gallon filter
2-100 watt subermisable heater's.
Temp. 70-76 degree's depending on room temperature and i only use 1 heater. The other is a backup. Ny weather is up and down this time of year.
Ammonia .25 (never goes above because of the daily water change and i don't overfeed and during water changes i hardly ever suck up excess food. I clean 1 small section of gravel a day and rotate sections.)