I just joined this forum after doing a bit of reading on here. It seems that im not the only one who is bummed by cycling! Im very much looking forward to start stocking but i want to do it right.
Heres what i have
All built in stuff
Black gravel and stacked light coloured slate
To assist my cycle i went to the fish store and they gave me a piece of their wool from their filter. It was all green and smelt like an aquarium should. I shook this out in my tank and now all the green stuff is in my current filter and my tank is cloudy.
This is good right?
Also, i didnt shake my bottle of easy life water conditioner before adding it only to realise today that i should have shaken it because its extremely turbid on shaking and almost clear when not. So i added it again after shaking.
Could the untreated chlorine have killed my bacteria already?
My pH is at 7.8
ammonia is reading at about 5ppm (but my tap water also tests slightly positive)
Nitrate and nitrite are 0ppm
Temperature is 28 deg (about 80F)
Very excited to be on here!