So my tank has been cycling for a little while now. In the past few days, the nitrite has spiked up like crazy. I believe it's off the charts now(purple fuchsia). The ammonia level looks very close to 8...so I'm worried the cycle is going to stop because the ammonia is out of the 4-5 range. Should I remove the shrimp? The nitrite only shot up after the ammonia got high. I haven't tested the nitrate yet. Should I do that?
As always, thank you for the help :)