Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Need experienced eyes and minds. Am I cycled?
Hey hey friends and teachers. I really need your help. I am new to the hobby and am not sure if I'm on the right track or not.
I flooded the tank on 4/17. Here is what I have going on as of today...
Tank: 20g high
Light: Finnex 24/7 planted+
Filter : Aquaclear 30
Substrate: Miracle Gro Organic Choice capped with PFS
Hardscape: several stones, polished river stones, spider wood tree and manzanita driftwood.
Plants: Xmas moss, Java Fern, Green and Purple cabomba, Narrow Leaf Micro sword, Red Flame amazon sword, Dwarf Hair Grass, 1 Marimo ball, pinkish rotala( don't know the actual name) and Red Myrio
Fish Friend: 1 lonely Gold Dust Molly
Tank water parameters as of this morning:
Nitrite - 0
It should be noted that I have not seen any nitrite in about 3 weeks and nitrates showed up a little over a week ago. Since then I have gotten the same results everyday when I test. I have done very minimal WC's since my numbers seemed to have stalled. I guess I just need to know where y'all think I am with my progress. Don't want to make a fatal mistake. Please please do not mince any words. I would post pictures but I'm unsure as to how. Any suggestions in that arena would help too. ( yes I read the instruction on this forum but still hitting a learning curve wall) . Thanx for your tolerance and advice. Smooches