cycling my 10 gallon,lightly planted freashwater aquarium.fish-in cycle using rosy red minnows(fathead minnows) yesterday all my readings came back 0..on bettafish site some one suggested i come here and ask my questions.
started cycling first week of july.took first readings on july 6th.everything dropped back down to 0 as of yesterday.ammonia was at 0 for about a week.nitrate got no higher than like 20 or 40...stayed a constant 10 for a week.dropped to 0 the past few days..
nitrite got up to 5.dropped on and off.was at .25 yesterday morning.last night it was at 0.today at 0..
some1 says i should still have nitrates even though i have plants.
i have 2 filters,HOB quiteflow 10.and a DIY moving bed filter....
live plants-red ludwigia
fake plants,everal hiding decor.
heated at 78 degrees but sometimes gets up to 82 becaue my A/C will go out at times(live in an apartment complex.have no control on fixing the A/C)
i also have some chemicals...
2.blended calcium salts
any ideas what these are for?
i am kinda curious why my nitrates are so low.i say 0.but its not exactly the yellow and not red.its more orange..between 0 and 5..
API master test kit