I'm new on this forum (obviously
I recently bought my mum a new aquarium (160Litres).
Its now day 3 and still on the cycle period. We've had a few hiccups with the thermostat, its either too hot or not warm enough. Hopefully through trial and error we've hit the correct positioning and that will no longer be an issue.
We've been doing daily tests, (PH, No2, NO3, Ammonia) but its been a bit pointless, because to be completely honest, I'm not entirely sure what the tests should read to ensure our future fish stay healthy.
- What level should NO2 be?
- What level should NO3 be?
- What level should Ammonia be?
Our PH reading is always up 8.2 / 8.4 but I've been told that the plants should fix that once the whole aquarium settles down (True or False?).
Also, how do I know the aquarium is ready for habitants?
Anyway, I'm rambling on now.
Any and all help is welcome