Having serious issues with my first fishless cycle.
Hey everyone, im going to try and keep this short,
I started cycling my 75 gallon 6 weeks ago, everything was going great, after 1.5 weeks my ammonia was already converting to Nitrites, and I was having to re dose my ammonia up to 3ppm every day.
But now my tank wont convert the ammonia to nitrite, I have dosed ammonia ONCE in 2 weeks...
What could be going on here? I have my heat high, I have a large air stone creating a ton of aeration
The only thing I have read that I think could be the problem is my PH has dropped very low, I just tested with the API test and my PH doesnt doesnt get a reading on the LOW PH scale, its below 6. My PH out of the tap is about 7.5 and stays stable after 24 hours.
If the PH is the problem what are my options to raise it? Should I do a water change?
I was really hoping to be finished the cycle by now, and after my first 2 weeks I really thought I was going to have a nice smooth cycle, but its really stalled.
Any advice is very much appreciated