I just started cycling my 5 gallon tank with dried shrimps. (Crushed)
Day 2, Ammonia spike. The water is cloudy.
Day 6, The water is still cloudy and the ammonia is off the charts.
I added 4 tsps of dried shrimp on Day 1.
Has the cycle stopped? Or is it just stalling?
I don't mind stalling because I am in no hurry to complete the cycle as my nitrite kit is still on the way. (I ordered it online)
Am I supposed to do a partial water change? Or will it the bacteria colony settle down eventually?