Just added the Safe Start (literally 20 minutes ago) and stuffed some filter floss into the filter.
Tank has been up since August, but didn't get ammonia readings until Sept I think
It's been so long. My parents keep teasing me about having a tank with no fish. (They don't understand the concept of cycling)
Maybe my bacteria in the air is bad, that would explain why my sourdough bread never worked out :-p
Powerball is doing okay. He's in a 2gal critter keeper with silk plants, a floating betta log, and Elite heater set at 80*. Water changes every other day. He's pretty spoiled for being in a small space.
I've only tested pH once, don't remember what it is. I'll test it right now. I'm pretty sure we have hard water, since scum develops in the sink here pretty easily.
I'd add Powerball right now but I can't get ahold of Prime until Thursday. I know we have other ammonia neutralizing products at work, do these work as well? I think they are not conditioners, they are solely for ammonia.
Will post an update with the big 3, and pH. I don't think I have the means to test hardness (I have the API master kit)