Never follow pet stores advices, THEY DONT KNOW [censored][censored][censored][censored]Hello everyone !
I set up a ''regular'' fish tank recently and added three fish at the beginning of the month. Unfortunately, I did not cycle it correctly (too many water changes according to an employee at the local fish store) and they all died within three weeks. In an attempt to save the last one, I re-started the cycling process using a biological supplement. But yeah, I still lost the fish and now I have a partly cycled tank (ammonia dropped and nitrite peaked). I wanted to set it up again but this time making it a planted tank, but I don't know where to go from here
Should I empty my tank and use new water, restart the whole cycle with plants;
Can I empty my tank into a bucket, add the soil, the gravel, plants, and refill with the same water (that has nitrite !); or
Should I wait for the cycle to finish, so my nitrite drops and nitrate peaks before setting up?
Thank you !
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