Hi fellow tankers,
I need your help. I purchased a tank on NYE, and have spent the past 5 and half weeks trying to get it to cycle.
I have got a small 45litre tank which I have got fake plants in and gravel.
I am getting readings, and have been for the past few weeks as follows:
I have an aqua internal filter 100,and have treated the water with dechlorinater (as per instructions) - AquaCare Water Conditioner along with adding bacteria - AquaCare Biological Supplement, again as per the instruction.
I have had my built in black light turned on for 5 hours each day, and kept the water temp between 23.8 and 24.3 (changes dependant on ambient temperature in my house).
I rang up the shop where I purchased my tank and equipment from, and they advised for me to do a 30% water change which I did over a week ago! Unfortunatley, here I am 1 week later in the same place I was before the change!
I want to purchase fish, especially as my gf is saying that I have purchased a rather expensive water ornament as it continues to be bereft of fish! I am loathed to put any fish in the tank whilst the levels are as I have indicated as it would be unfair to them.
Any advice will be very much appreciated! I am new to this underwater world, but based on the extensive searches I have done on the internet outlining my above issue, it seems I have a rather unique issue!
Thanks in advance, Martin