Hurray... i got a 5G tank yesterday and have set up the tetras nice and comfy....
I got 2 new plants for my 10G tank Gold Ribbon and Peacock Fern. I want to make sure I can maintain simple plants before trying my hand at fancy ones.
Today's readings are as below
kH - 1.5 (steadily increasing
pH - 7.2 (steadily increasing
Ammonia - 1.0 (steadily increasing
Nitrite - less than 0.25 but more than 0 (I guess my tank is cycling)
Nitrate - 10 (same as before)
I am feeding only twice a day and very little. Even then Ammonia is increasing. At 7.2 pH, isnt 1.0 Ammonia very high??? should I do a water change? If I do a water change that will reduce the hardness of water. But pH of tap water and tank water is same now. So should I do a water change or not?
I see some algae formation in the walls. Like small bushes, horizontally attached to walls. its there in many places small spots. java moss also has some of the algae on it here and there... should I be concerned?