Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Richmond, Virginia
I retested the 1 cup tap water + conditioner and it's still 0.5ppm. It's been >12 hours. I'll test it again in the morning, but at the moment, I'm thinking that it's not a chloramine to ammonia issue. Also, the conditioner that I've been using does neutralize chloramine, so that should never have been a cause.
I added pure ammonia to the tank last night to raise the tank level back to 3.0ppm. 24 hours later, ammonia is 1.5ppm and nitrItes have raise to 0.25-0.5ppm.
Since both ammonia and nitrItes had previously dropped to zero, I think I've somehow started a mini-cycle.
Can I just say "ARGH!!!"