Would like your comments on my water chemistry during my fishless cycle
29 Gallon Freshwater with 5 plants (Anubias, Moneywort, Watersprite).
I started the cycle on September 15, 2011 but did not take readings until Sept 20th.
I'm using the API freshwater liquid test kit and have had no problem determing my ammonia and nitrate levels and feel the numbers are accurate. However I have had a very difficult time guaging my nitrite levels, the purple comparasion's on the test strip are so close to me it's almost impossible to tell the difference in the color of 2.0 vs 5.0...
I'm also not understanding the ph reading: when I do a normal ph test I'm at 7.6... When I test for the High PH I'm at 7.4 - I don't understand that...
So anyway, I would appreciate your anaylsis of my numbers and your thoughts on where I stand in the cycle process and any suggestions on what I need to do - I'm still very patient....
Sept 20 - 7.8 -