Tank has been up and running for at least 3 months. Today is the first time I have tested this tank. Results are in the thread title. I'm happy, I've never lost a fish. Heavily, heavily planted. Gravel substrate. I attribute my high nitrates to:
Having never vaccuumed the substrated since it's been put in. I will probably do a 75% water change next week to address this.
Overstocking. 6 small zebra danios, 1 glass tetra, 1 tiger barb, 1 RTS, 3 spotted corys, 1 black neon, 1 bamboo shrimp. 10g tank. Everybody gets along great, no issues there. My large amounts of plants must be the saving grace, along with my once weekly 40% water changes.
I'm happy with the current stock amount. I've considered switching the substrate to sand, which I think may fix the trates. I honestly believe thats whats causing this.
Thoughts? Pictures of my tank / info can be found in the aquarium tab next to my name. Posted via Mobile Device