05-02-2013, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
There is a lot of wood in this tank--and again, I think it is outstanding--so this may be affecting the pH. Plus the cycling issues, I can't remember how these impact but they do.
Nitrate at 10ppm is not bad. It will take a while for this to lowser on its own, because the bacteria in the substrate that use nitrate are not there yet, with no organics.
All of the wood except the large piece was in a tank I had going years ago and released most of its tannins already. So the majority if not all tannins are from that large piece I believe. If I'm not mistaken, the tank is cycled? Is there anything I should be doing at this point? This is my first fishless cycle. When should I do a water change? Should I keep adding food? Sorry for all the questions but like I said I'm new to the fishless cycle. How about my tank setup selections, see any issues?