Curious about water parameters in a new 75g
I planted and filled a 75g with water on June 19. Did a 15% water change on June 23. There are no fish in the tank.
I used eco complete for the planted area and sand on the other areas. I have mostly rhizome plants in the tank, but some stems and Xmas moss that I’ve added in periodically over the 9 days. I’m using easy green liquid fert (dosed twice now) and have root tabs in the substrate.
For filtration I have a ziss bubbler and a large sponge filter.
I also have a aqueon 950 for circulation, which is positioned so that all the plants are gently swaying.
I haven’t added the heater in yet and my house is kept at about 71 degrees.
I’ve added maybe a quarter of a bottle of Dr Tim’s One and Only BB, one time.
Ammonia .25 ppm
Nitrite 0 ppm
Niraite 20.0 ppm (or maybe 10? It’s hard to tell the difference between 10 and 20)
I haven’t tested the other tests like kH and whatnot.
I do have some plant melting going on a bit, but not a ton. I figured that’s what the ammonia is from and maybe the eco complete?
Anyways... wondering why my nitrates are up like that. The tank can’t be cycled in 9 days.
I’ve seen tank water test at zero nitrates before and I know there is none in my tap water. No ammonia in my tap water either.
Pardon the dirty glass and the Buce I’m floating because I haven’t gotten a chance to place in the scape. 😛