My appologies if you already saw this, I posted on the wrong forum before.
It's now been 6 weeks and I'm pulling my hair out over this darn water cycle
I have a 36 gallon bow-front tank with a Marineland 150 Bio-Wheel,Jebao Bioforce 818 canister filter,and a hydro-sponge filter with plenty of air and water circulation
Water temp-79.3 degrees
Water is crystal clear and all fish are acting normal (no erratic behavior)
All fish are tiny (1-2 inches)
Only feeding once every other day (bloodworms, next time flakes, next time shrimp pellets)
Can't seem to get this water chemestry to balance out. I do a 10 gallon water change every 2 days and treat the new water with conditioner and Bio-boost. Also, I'm getting water from faucet with Pur water filter to make extra sure there's no chlorine.
I'm at a loss. I've had multiple tanks years (and years) ago and never had any problem like this.
I tried to give as much info as I thought you would want, even stopped using aquarium salt so I could eventually get live plants
LFS told me that I was changing water too much,and I should try going a month withouit changing water to see if it stabilized (Huh??)
Dosen't sound right so I'm coming to the experts.
Please help save my water and whats left of my hair