I've got 2 tanks, both non-filtered. I've been testing water daily to figure out how long I can stretch my water changes.....or maybe how much bio waste each fish produces.
Tank 1 is a 1.5 gallon cube. I have a male CT in it and he gets fed once a day, 2 pellets ususally. Sometimes a worm at night. His tank after 2 days resulted in 0ppm ammonia, .25ppm nitrite, and 0ppm nitrate. So confused how I have nitrite without any ammonia?????? how is that possible??
Tank 2 is a 2 gallon bowl. I have a male half moon and he gets fed once a day, ususally 3 pellets and the occassional worm. After 2 days his tank tested .25ppm ammonia, 0ppm nitrite, and 0ppm nitrate.
PH in both tanks was alittle over 7. I used an API master freswater kit to test. Based on these result, it seems that 2 days is my max with either fish in a non-filtered bowl....yes?
I conducted this test to figure out how long I can leave the fish in the event I'm away. I guess if I need to leave them unattended for 5 days I would need larger tanks....yes? or filtered cycled stable tanks, yes??