Can someone help with these readings.
2.5G minibow with 1 bettafish
use API liquid test kit
feed 3 OmegaOne pellets in morning, 2 at night
Filtered (never changed filter -been 6 weeks)
fake plants, no tankmates
I have been trying to cycle...waiting until the Ammonia hits .5 before doing a water change of 50%
I was able to go 6-7 days before this happened.
On Apr 1 Ammonia hit .5 so I did 50% change
On Apr 3 Amm hit .5 so I did 50% change
Today Apr 6 Amm has hit .5 again ( have not changed water yet)
No Nitrites ever
Nitrates are not quite 0 but also not 5 (maybe 2ppm??)
Can i dose Prime in between water changes??
My ammonia readings never seem to go below .25, and I won't let them go above .5
So, question is what is going on....I have asked before about whether it is cycling or not? Will I ever get there? Am I close? What am I doing wrong?
How can I help it to cycle?
This is why i have been considering upgrading to larger 5 gallon.