03-07-2012, 12:08 AM
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First time water testing for fish-in cycle
I'm waiting for my cycle to set in my 10 gal freshwater tank. I have four neon tetras in there and some plants too.In the first week, I had I had not fish but only plants and water in the tank and only put in very little fish food once a day. After a week, I put in the fish and today it is three weeks since the day I planted my tank and added water in. Finally I can see a nitrite spike in the water.
Here are my readings from the API liquid master test kit,
Nitrite - 3 ppm
Nitrate - 20 ppm
Ammonia - 0.23 ppm
Are these readings okay? Should I be changing my water? My fish dont seem stressed at all.