For weeks the levels were at 0 nitri/ate, and 5 ppm ammonia. I test today and it was 0 nitri/ates, and 2 ppm ammonia???????
Is it possible that my plants did it? For a week after buying them the ammonia never changed and I stopped testing ammonia for a week, and when I just did, the levels were waaaaayy down.
I have 5 short bundles of anarchis (One is from the fish store that we never washed off in an attempt to seed my tank... bought it the other day and it introduced 8-16 tiny brown snails...) 4 baby tropica swords, one tiny java fern, and 3 bundles of foxtail green.
The tank is 10 gallons, the filter is a penguin 100, and I put a shrimp in and took it out when the ammonia reached 5 ppm (on the fsecond day >.>) Since beginning the cycle (almost 4 weeks ago) a total of one inch of water has evaporated... not nearly enough to get rid of that much ammonia. Also, on the glass hundreds of these little clearish/whitish tiny strings are hanging. Is this bacteria? It's VERY tiny, my dad has them in his cycled tank, and I know they can't move, they're attached to the side of the tank
ANYWAYS, what the heck happened? And when can I add fish already?