New Nano Tank Parameters
I set up a new 3 gal picotope on Saturday and today (Monday) did some water testing with the following results: Ph 8, ammonia .5, 0 nitrites and 0 nitrates, 381 tds ppm. The temp is 80 deg. I used RO/DI water from my lfs which is ph 6 and 1 tds ppm. The tank is set up with eco complete with 2 flourish tabs under the substrate and I added 1 drop of excel today. I planted ludwigia, hornwort, water wisteria, dwarf sag and a dwarf crypt which has already sprouted a new leaf. Lighting is a 7000k led strip and filtration is aquaclear 20 with purigen substituted for the charcoal and I used a 300 micron felt pad to clear up the water faster. I basically understand cycling, but am not up on the various relationships between test results. Am I on the right track? My other question is about the purigen - am I undoing the excel with it? Thanks!