Originally Posted by Grundylady
If it is not cycled then why, using the API test kit, is the ammonia 0, Nitrite 0 and Nitrate .25 or less when I test before the day I change the water. It IS cycled.
Also he HAD a small amount of fin rot but with proper nutrition he has new growth.
Pic of Bo in a glass during a change:
Anyway, the question is Do you think the vibration is having an adverse effect on Bo and should I switch him with the female for a time?
There are nicer ways to tell people information. I would have said the exact same thing. Ahem.
It is very unusual to be able to cycle a tank so small. Very unusual, and very difficult.
Are you sure thats the right reading?
You say its .25? .25ppm? You can go up to 20ppm, no decimal point.
if its .25, this means its very trace...if its 25ppm, its too high.
Nirtates can be found in water (just by itself) sometimes, too.
I know its not what youre asking, but it still should be addressed for the fish's health.