How long does it take to cycle a 7g tank? 1 Week?
I got a fluval ebi, filled it up, my bf gave me some pebbles, plants from his tank.
He will be giving me more media soon, some biomax.
Anyhow we have been putting in fish flakes, day 2 it started to go cloudy, its still cloudy, my bf said that's good as its the bacteria bloom, but we are confused because we have been testing the ammonia its around 0.50ppm but the tank has so much food in there it stinks and we thought that 0.50 cant be right.
So we thought we would test nitrite this early already and its off the scales its way past 5ppm pure purple it was to our surprise... we read it can take weeks to read nitrites so we are presuming as its a nano tank this process has been sped up significantly.
Should we just keep feeding the tank every 11 hours around that and keep testing until Nitrite falls, and wait for tank to clear up... am I doing this right, it seems like it is cycling just confusing this is day 4ish now and not sure where to go from here... its only a 30l tank and I plan to cycle it for yellow shrimp.
Thanks for any help.