Just some questions...
I currently have a planted, dirted 10 gallon tank (1 inch of dirt covered by an inch of gravel) and I would like to know whether or not I can add organisms to it, particularly snails (ultimate plan is red cherry shrimp, but that comes later once tank is fully cycled).
My current parameters are:
Temp: ~76 degrees
So basically my tank is nearing the end of its cycling process, with the nitrates rising as the already spiking nitrites are being eaten away (ammonia spike ended sometime since last week, was originally very high last wednesday but by the beginning of this one they were basically down to zero).
I was hoping to get some malaysian trumpet snails to help sift through my gravel, but was unsure if they'd be fine in the water as is. I ask as I currently have one stowaway snail (I assume pond, but can't be positive) that I've seen from time to time and which seems to be doing fine (today I noticed it was slightly bigger and darker in color), and that I've heard that snails are pretty hardy and resilient.
Also, any suggestions of inverts that would do fine in my tank as it is now?