So i recently revieved a really nice driftwood piece that i have put into my guppy tank. I had let the wood leech in a bucket of water for about 2 1/2 weeks before putting it into the tank and so far it hasnt leeched anything into the guppy tank, however my problem lies with what happened with my cycle?
I did a really good clean of the tank glass (it was totally over-run with algea) and cleaned only HALF
of the gravel as well as cleaned the heater. The filter i gave a little clean (the pipes and the outside of the filter (as well as the sponge that was full of goop)
I kept HALF of the water that was present in the tank before and refilled with this and filled the rest with clean PRIME conditioned water and set the tank up with the plants and the new driftwood, the next day i noticed my fish were looking lethargic.
I did a water test that day and these were the readings:
I did a 50% water change and left the tank assuming that it just needs to settle, i did another water test yesterday and im growing more concerned
ammonia: .25 - .5ppm
My guppies are looking pretty dull, just crusing around the top almost gasping for air, i did another water change last night (when i did that test above) and have since left the tank.
So whats going on, have i reset my cycle?
Should i leave the ammonia to build or continue with water changes??
Will it ever go back to prefect like it was before i did a big clean??