boring N cycle question
So i set up a small 3 gallon tank (more like 2.5 with all the eco compleat in there) I am using used sand (but is compleatly dry), a piece of driftwood that has been in a tank for a while now, some plants (bartalius and nana anubias a lot of HC and ozelet sword), and an old filter using an old sponge new carbon and some old filter floss (still white and clean tho barly used it). I also filled it with water from my 30 gallon tank.
So my question is my test kit after just one day is reading as follows
Ammonia. 2-3 ppm(hard to tell with the color cards)
Nitrite .5 ppm
nitrate 5-10 ppm (hard to tell with the color cards)
Is my test kit finally kicking the bucket or is my tank cycling extremely fast because of using all old equipment previously used sand plants wood ect. I tested my 30 g tank water yesterday and got my usual outcome of unreadable on all 3.
Sorry if this sounds cruel but i have a single guppy fry probably 4-5 weeks old about 3/4 inch in there . I have had her in there all day and she seems fine shes swimming eating, sometimes rests on plants for a min. seems normal to me. As far as i know she shouldn't be handling this so well with those levels.
Last edited by manta965; 11-26-2011 at 08:59 AM.