I have a betta crowntail who is adapting nicely considering that like most newbs I was clueless about cycling. So he is in there helping nature along. This is day 6 of the cycle. I didn't even start reading it until day 2 the water was cloudy. I haven't had a "spike" yet. I only have the betta in a 5 gal Chi with 2 small and 1 medium plant. I have two questions based on where I might be in the cycle.
ammonia level is 0.25
My concern is that my readings the last few days are the same and the pH level has been between 6.0. and 6.4. I would rather use a biological approach to aid in the cycling, but do not want to overdue it. So do I add another plant now or wait?
Is there anyway to increase the pH? Seems it hsould be higher than 60?