My 10 gallon is finally cycled! This is my first time doing a fishless cycle (with my bettas 5 and 3gals I cycled with them in, and plants) so I am pretty proud it happened in only a few weeks.
I started on september 17th, and yesterday after 2 weeks of my nitrites being off the charts, they were way down, and now today they are at 0! YAY!
I am so excited. Unfortunatly, I have to stay at my aunts house this week to dogsit, so I dont want to get the fish when I wont be here to watch them, so Ill keep testing and dosing ammonia, and them next weekend get my fish, if everything is still well.
I am getting a Honey Gourami and 3 male guppies. I should get all 4 fish at once right? I will be getting them from my lfs.
Any other tips? They tank has tons of plants, lots of tall ones and floating ones along the sidesand back, and then lots of short plants like java ferns tied to rocks and corkscrew vallis. I am very happy with the tank and hope the fish will be too.