im about 3 weeks in my cycle.im doing a fish in cycle.using 4 rosy red minnows(fathead minnows).unlike my past cycle.nothing seem to change for the 2 months or so i had it setup.i now have readings on ammonia,nitrate,and nitrite.im excited to finally see a change.
using API master kit.10 gallon with live(red ludwigia) and plastic plants and decor...i have a DIY moving bed filter using a water bottle,plastic straws cut into about 1 inch cuts and a dual air pump..heated to about 78F.and as well as a HOB filter i replaced the stock filter cartridge with an aquarium sponge filter.
im going to keep the rosy reds as tank mates with my male betta.but before i do any water changes or anything else to the tank...i want advice on what i should do now.i had to clean my tank really we before..i dont want to mess it up this time and get my male out of the 1 gallon hospital tank into his 10 gallon.
how should i do water changes or anything else to the tank?im very hesitant rite now not to mess anything up.the readings i have above are from about 15 minutes before this posting.i just moved into a new apartment and am surprised my tank is still cycling after emptying out 50% of the water for the move the other day.but it doing even better.
what should i do?