Finally - a Nitrite reading on the new tank. It's been processing ammonia but this is the first time I've caught Nitrite. Looks like it's really going to be where I want it when the time comes to add shrimp.
just caught this but was wondering if you can clarify the specific reasoning for this observation? where do you want your readings to be by the time you add shrimps?
Are you asking why it took a while for Nitrites to show up? If so, it's because they weren't in abundance enough to be read by my test kit.
I've already added shrimp - that was a comment in November. You shouldn't put shrimp in a tank until there's zero ammonia, zero nitrite and until you have nitrates below 10 (ideally as close to zero as possible). My remarks weren't about 'readings' when it came to adding shrimp. They were about the whole environment within the tank - biofilm, microcritters, algae, all the good stuff that comes with having an aged tank that can support sensitive shrimp.