My fish cycle log...
Ive decided to do a daily log of my water parameters during my 'fish' cycle..Im cycling a 64g planted tank with 6 pearl danios for the cycle.
Im on my first day today and the params are as follows:
I think these results would warrant maybe a 20% water change?
Yes, I would do a water change. You want to minimize the stress those danios must be feeling. Keep us updated!
I would change about 30% because those ammonia and nitrite readings are high, but congratulations on the tank!
Ammonia - 0-0.25ppm
Nitrite - 0-0.25ppm
Nitrate - 0ppm
Ammonia 0-0.25ppm (maybe less definitly not more)
I have been doing 20-30% water changes daily.. Is it possible im having a nitrate spike already?
Test your change water after treating it, before it goes in the tank. When I was first doing this I discovered my tap water had 10 - 20 ppm nitrate and 5 ppm phosphate right from the tap. That meant my nitrates were high even before my tanks were cycled. The baselines get confusing sometimes.
My tap water parameters:
Nitrate: 0 - 5ppm
Judging on todays results posted previously do people thing im having the nitrate spike already? What do people think I should do next..? Im kinda confused by my results..
If you have water parameter problems with your tap water, I use the 5 gallon bottled water they have in the front of the food store. It is a Glacier machine and it cost like 1.50 for the 5 gallons, pretty cheap, and its good water.
Just an idea. Good luck with the tank!
My tap water shouldnt be a major problem...
Didnt bother taking a nitrate test as theres not really any point at this stage..
Im going to do another 30% water change going by the above results..
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