Note: I have not posted the progress of the tank on this forum, this is just a story about what will happen when you cheap out on the wrong things.
I walked into my fish room, I do a survey on all the tanks,
Disaster, my 40 gal revamp for some old South American community...
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?
Normally I clean everything exept biomedia once week (my filter is Fluval C3). And today I notice ammonia spike (something like 0.25, it's not deadly to my fishes/shrimps?).
So, how do I need to clean this filter correctly? I never clean biomedia, I think all the bacteria living there...
So, i have a standard 15 gallon, gravel substrate, osmocote caps deep in the gravel.
I just redid the substrate, i did have MGOPM capped with sand, but my ammonia was too high, reading .25 to .50, so i was doing daily wc's. The reason wqas i rescaped too much and brought the mix to the surface...
hi all! I just had a quick question about how to avoid or decrease ammonia spikes. I want to rescape my tank and move plants around, but I have live fauna and I am afraid they might die if I do a rescape and cause an ammonia spike. Any tips and tricks will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!