Fishless Cycling Breaking Down
I started my fishless cycle on 10/20 by adding ammonia.
10/22 Ammonia levels were at 4.0, PH 7.6 so I added some crushed fish food, Stability and Prime.
10/23 Ammonia levels were at 3.0, Nitrite at 5.0 and Nitrate at 20.0
10/24 Ammonia at 4.0, PH 7.8, Nitrite 5.0, Nitrate 10.0 - Added Prime
10/25 Ammonia at 4.0, PH 7.8, Nitrite 2.0, Nitrate 10.0
I have a few plants in the tank and heater cranked up to 86. Water temp is at 86-87.
There is white fuzzy algae on the driftwood.
I've been cleaning the glass throughout the process, it just occurred to me that I am literally disrupting the bacteria growth by doing that. At this point I should just step away and let things work themselves out and continue to add Prime every other day. Does that sound right?