I'm confused. What's going on with my cycle?
A month ago I moved my 40G across my room in a process that took about 2 hours. The entire time i had my filter running in the tub that the fish were temporarily in. A week after the move i noticed that all my parameters were stuck at zero. No Ammonia spikes, no Nitrite spikes, and no detectable nitrates. My 8 harlequins and 3 mollies poop like crazy and i haven't done a water change in 2 weeks and there is still no detectable ammonia or nitrites. I guess the Ammonia and nitrite bacteria are working, but why am i not seeing nitrates? I mean they have to be working because a month of heavy poop hasn't caused any spikes. And It's not the tests because i've tested my other tanks and nitrates show up there.
What should i do? What's going on? The tank is heavily planted but i doubt that's what's consuming all of my nitrates.
Any input would be appreciated.
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