First time water testing for fish-in cycle
I'm waiting for my cycle to set in my 10 gal freshwater tank. I have four neon tetras in there and some plants too.In the first week, I had I had not fish but only plants and water in the tank and only put in very little fish food once a day. After a week, I put in the fish and today it is three weeks since the day I planted my tank and added water in. Finally I can see a nitrite spike in the water.
Here are my readings from the API liquid master test kit,
Nitrite - 3 ppm
Nitrate - 20 ppm
Ammonia - 0.23 ppm
Are these readings okay? Should I be changing my water? My fish dont seem stressed at all.
First off, I moved this post to start a new thread of its own. It was initially posted in an old thread where few would see it. Should have better luck on its own.:lol:
Nitrite at 3 ppm is very high. Ammonia even at .25 is not good for fish. I see you have plants, so before I go further, I'll ask what water conditioner you are using? How often do you do water changes, and how much water each time?
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