I'm cycling two new tanks. first ones. a 6g and a 16g. They both had spikes on friday, so saturday I went out and bought some chems (aquafin Ph decrease, NovAqua water conditioner, and Seachem Prime for the ammonia, nitrite and nitrate), did a water change, vacuum, and added in the stuff to drop ammonia, nitrite and nitrate. I checked them today to give them time to get the stuff working and today they are still bad. Wondering what to do.
nitrite ~ 1.0
I've cleaned out anything dead (the spike has killed 4 fish total) and there are a good amount of plants in there to suck the stuff up (I'm adding more this week by chance that'll help.)
both are low light running 12 hours.
so do I do another water change/vacuum and add in more of the chems? or should I give it a few more days and just add more chems when I add in the new plants tomorrow or thursday?