Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Attempting to fishless cycle small planted tank
Okay, so I've had one uninhabited planted tank running since the 8th of February, and adding pure ammonia to attempt to get a cycle underway before a new addition to the family arrives.
When I've added ammonia however, the water goes murky and brown-ish! Is this meant to happen? Am I doing something wrong? Is the ammonia I procured perhaps not pure ammonia? I don't know!
Will this harm my plants? I'm really worried, and don't want them to die on me, I've become really attached to them as dumb as that sounds.
I feel really silly for asking so many questions and being so clueless, but this whole thing is really confusing, I honestly thought it'd be simpler. >.<