So, last night out of desperation i did a 50% water change. Today i was able to purchase a " FRESHWATER MASTER TEST KIT". The foaming has stopped btw.
here are the water stats:
so from what this test kit is telling me the water is in good shape.
my only other concern is that there is a good amount of green algea on the large rocks. The plecko seems to love this but is this healthy for the aquarium? Is this what is part of the " biological filter"?
also, Blue, when yousaid to cycle the water, were you refering to the product "cycle"? I noticed it in the lfs today.
thankyou all for your help.