Hi I purchased an aquarium Aqua one AR-980 (abit bigger than I was going to get - but it was such a bargain I couldn't say no). It has a hood with the filter in it and sorry if I use the wrong terms but I am still learning.
I have a Jebo aquarium pump (50Hz, 18w-20w, 900l/hr) and in the hood there are three sections, the firsthasceramic rings in the bottom which is covered with a black what looks like a big scouring pad then some filter wool.
The middle compartment which is smaller has some more ceramic rings and 2 bags of charcoal (which I rinsed thouroughly) then it has the black pad then the filter wool on top.
The third compartment has the black pad on the bottom with 2 layers of filter wool on top.
Not sure if this is right. The filter has a long pipe which drips along these three compartments.
I have had the heater set on 26 degrees C (78.8 degrees F). And have had the airator on.
Mon 19th June I filled tank with water treated with conditioner, put on heater, filter and airator.
Tuesday 20th June (and everyday for 1 week) added "Stability" (new tank stabilization system)
Thursday 23rd June added 8 neon tetras
Friday 24th June ph - 7.6; ammonia - 0; nitrite - 0
Sat 25th June ph - 7.4; ammonia - 0.25ppm; nitrite - 0
Mon 27th June ph - 7.6; ammonia - 0.25ppm; nitrite - 0
Wed 29th June ph - 7.6; ammonia - 0.25ppm; nitrite - 0
Am I being impatient or doing something wrong, I thought I would get some changes by now. The fish are all happy and I have been feeding them twice a day, except yesterday I didn't feed them as they all looked overweight and I think I overfed them.
Any advice, help etc would be appreciated as I realise I have alot to learn.