I think this is the reply button??I had a Pleco and it destroyed my tank water.It also grew huge !( who knew!!)
So about 3 weeks ago I cleaned out the whole tank and started over.
Because I had baby Betas the food was always going to the bottom so I had a lot of build up.
I use the API test tubes to test.
I have only silk plants in this tank and one beta fish.( no other fish).
My water is well water and I have tested it and It does not have Ammonia.
I also have a 55 gal tank with a male & female in it and that water is fine.
My other 29 gal tank is fine also.
I did buy a few algae eaters and a few catfish last week. I added a few to each tank. but now have removed all the fish from this tank and will only put back my one baby beta when the water is safe.
I used the ammonia salt because another site I use to go to
said it was good to use a small amount.