Originally Posted by Termato
I have a Whisper 10i In-Tank Power Aquarium Filters from Tetra. I have been overfeeding. About 3 times a day.
What about the Nitrate and Nitrite levels.
Everything is still swimming happily....somehow....
I waited about an hour and a half and I am going to do another water change and change the filter.
Read this article top to bottom. You have no idea how much it will help you. A Beginner's Guide to the Freshwater Aquarium Cycle
Yes, feed at the most once a day, I normally feed them every other day.. Also, remove any food that hasn't been eaten after a few minutes, as it will turn to waste and build up the ammonia levels.
I am no chemist, but basically it is a process. The Ammonia will turn to Nitrate (another harmful chemical) which will eventually turn to Nitrite, which is not good, but not as bad as Nitrate or Ammonia. Read the article I posted and you will get a good, detailed answer about this.
Edit: I just saw your aquarium and the descirption of it on your profile, you say that the temperature is "72 degrees in the morning
79 degrees right before bed"
Not okay, you need to have a more stable temperature then that.. you have a heater right..?