11-14-2009, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by pelon_mx
Hi Byron I believe that you said in the beginning of this thread ther is almost no or no tank cycling when you have a planted tank, I have been looking for thank cycling since I started up my tank 2 weeks ago and looking for an ammonia or nitrite spike that didn't show up until now. Do I still have to expect one, if not can I put more fishload in my tank the way it is now?
I loaded up a picture of my thank but couldn't find how to put the tank parameters in the there.
The parameter changes are following:
First water test 11/02/ last water test 11/12/2009
GH from 16 to 14
KH from 11 to 7
PH from 7.5 to 8
NO2 from 0 to 0.3
I'll assume the tank is the 70g shown in the photo under your "Aquariums." [By the way, you can add specs there, further down on "parameters".]
You'd need more plants to qualify as "well planted" but what you have are swords and they should be sufficient for a few fish. I would not expect to see ammonia or nitrite above zero in this tank. NO2 is nitrite, so if you meant that (as opposed to nitrate NO3), then it appears to be increasing. You must have quite a good test kit to measure it down to .3, my API won't do that, it goes from zero to .5. I wouldn't add more fish if you are getting nitrite readings, especially with rising pH. Any idea what's causing that? Especially since hardness appears to be falling.