noob here, can anyone help me?
ok im trying to get my first planted tank started. and so far the other forums ive tried have been very little help.
let me start off in saying that i DO know how to start cycleing my tank. i just need to know...
1. do you add your wood, rock, and plants before or after you cycle the tank?
2. will the nitrogen cycle hurt plants?
3. will the nitrogen cycle clear up my water? because it has this white fog swirling around in it.
4. ok, my tank has a ph of 6.2 (i need it at 7.2-7.4) an amonia level of 4-5ppm, a nitrite level of 0.5ppm, and a nitrate level of 0.0ppm. Are these normal levels for a 3 week old tank? would it be ok to add wood and plants right now?
as you can tell, i am very frustrated, and i need somone who knows what the hell they are talkin about to help me. no articles please, just knowlegable advice. thanks!