We are doing a fishless cycle on our 75 gallon tank. We are on day 14 and nothing has changed regarding the numbers. We have been testing daily. Water is crystal clear. The Ammonia we are using is the Ace Hardware brand with no additives at all. Prime was used to treat the tap water.
Ammonia: 3-4 ppm
Nitrites: 0 ppm
Nitrates: 5-10 ppm (we had this reading straight from the tap before adding ammonia)
Water Temp: 81-82 Fahrenheit
Running 2 Filstar XPL (previously XP3)
- 70 API Bio Stars (divided)
- 2 Li Seachem Matrix (divided)
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what in the world is going on or better yet what isn't?