Alright, so after having a 2.5 gallon tank and going through the hassle of cycling it (not done yet), I've decided to dive into a 6.6 gallon fishless cycle.
I'm pretty new and might need some advice, so chime in, because it's always appreciated.
First off, my water source base test using the API master test kit.
I tested my kitchen sink (main source) and the bathroom sink water source.
PH = 7.6 (both sources)
High End PH = 8.8 (both sources)
Ammonia = 0.50 ppm (both sources)
Nitrite and Nitrate are both 0 at both sources.
A photo of the tank:
I got excited, when I found out that the Moss ball was going to be sent in some of Petco's aquarium water, but after almost the full 24 hours, I don't think there is much of a difference.
Treated with Prime:
PH = 7.6
High Range PH = 7.8
Ammonia = 0.25
Nitrite = 0
Nitrate = 0
I was going to ask how much Ammonia to start adding, but after reading about it and thinking that I had gotten the right kind, I did the shake test and it foamed up.
I don't even think my local hardware store will carry it, so I'm kind of bummed about it.