I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on where my new tank might be at cycling wise.
Its a 4' 50 gallon with and eheim pro 6 filter, 3 small guppies, 1 platy and 10 lemon tetras, plus some plants of which some are growing very well water sprite, ambulia and the stuff on the right (pic attached to help show what I mean). Its been set up for about 3 & 1/2 weeks now with the platy and guppies initially and the tetras for one week now.
I finally got my testing kit and tested the water for the last 2 days and got 0 ammonia, 0 nitrite and 0 nitrate for yesterday and today. I would have thought that I would have some nitrate in the water.
Is this too good to be true? Are the plants really that good at soaking up the N?
Is it time to add more of the fish I want?
Btw I do about 10% water change every 3 days. I also got some water from the lps and tested that - around 20 ppm nitrate so the kit appears to be working.
Thanks in advance!