Yep, even after i found new homes for my previous three fighters i couldn't stay away! I found myself an amazing white halfmoon (i'm actually thinking hes a rose tail) who i am collecting tomorrow and in the mean time have set up his tank.
This is the tank i have: http://www.bigw.com.au/home-garden/p...tarter-kit-21l
The tank WAS fully cycled when my sister had it previously but since it was emptied and cleaned i thought i had lost the cycle, i made the decision to replace half the filter wool with already "seeded" wool from my big tank as well as use some of those ceramic tubes (can never remember the name) that was used in my already big cycled tank.
After three days, these are my parameters:
I still have no idea why my Nitrate is still so high even after i preformed a half water change (with Prime) and its really bugging me!! I know that Nitrate isn't dangerous in small doses but if it continues to be high i know it can be an issue. I'm not really sure what else to do to get that Nitrate down... Shouldn't it have changed when i did the water change or am i missing something?
Do you think that these parameters will be okay to introduce my new fish?
Also, regarding the light, do you believe it is suitable for plants? I have tried to google everything regarding it and cannot find information, i would love live plants, but not if there going to die on me!