Low pH stalling my cycle?
need assistance with cycling..
New tank, now day 6
ADA aquasoil + power sand special S
Daily water change 50 to 70 percent (depending on amount of free time I have)
Ro/di water with saltyshrimp gh+
Co2 injection with drop checker to green and lights on 6 hrs
Chiller at 23.5deg C
Nitrie 0 nitrate 0
Had 4 to 5 weeks of Dsm with water just below substrate level
After flooding, added microbe lift special Blend and nite out ii following dosage instructions
Apparently the dsm did nothing to help my cycle(?). Plants are doing fine after flooding. Hc cuba, s.repens, hairgrass, AR mini and hydrocotyle tripartita are growing well. Only my utricularia graminifolia is having some problems (half melted during dry start, which I'm assuming is from the very rich substrate and/or ammonia leech).
1) Is my low pH stalling the cycle? Or is it too early to see any changes in terms of ammonia/nitrite/nitrate
2) turn off the chiller and raise temp to aid cycle as well?
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