So I have read the water chemistry forum post and still have a few questions about cylcing my tank. Am I reading properly that in smaller than a 5 gallon it may be impossible to cycle a tank??
I have my male betta in a 3 gallon tank and for the life of me can not get a reading on nitrates or nitrites and the tanks been set up for about a month with my betta in it. I tried to cycle for a few weeks before I got him, but again can not get the ammonia to 0 and everything else stays at 0.
I thought it was because my filter only uses carbon filters...so I went to the lfs and he recommended some media that I can cut to size. Even this is not causing any change to the water parameters.
I do a 50% water change 1 to 2 times a week and once a month I am doing a full change due to the tank not being cycled. I have only done one 100% water change so far and when I did I did NOT clean any of the gravel or decorations....
What worries me more than anything is now my fish has silver scales and his belly is going white. I posted in the emergency forum about this with some pictures but so far, no response.
Any help/advice on the cycling would be greatly appreciated.