Wassup everyone?! My name is Xavier I'm from NYC just bought a 50 gallon tank. Set it up on 10/5/12. Started my fish less shrimp cycle on 10/5/12 finally got an ammonia reading of 1.0ppm I'm going to add 2 more medium shrimp to my tank to bring up my ammonia level to 5 ppm. Still have no nitrite levels. From what I read on here people don't get them till like day 8. I'm running a Penguin power filter 350 with bio wheels for 70 gallon tanks. And have a couple of anubias nana plants like 6 and a amazon sword. So maybe that's keeping my ammonia down? Well my plan of fish once this is all done. What I have so far is
12x zebra danios
8x tiger barbs
The tiger barbs are the main fish I want to get so I'm building around them. I'm trying to do research on what else to stock so if anyone has any suggestions I highly appreciate it. And if anyone has had any experience with the shrimp method I would like their input.
Thank you all and hope to get to know ya all better.
By the way I'm a Honda technician if anyone has any car questions ill do my best to answer them accurately.