Hello, everyone! I am currently a very happy camper because I have been attempting my first fishless cycling in a 5-gallon tank for 2 months and I FINALLY have nitrIte and nitrAte reading!!
Here are the readings from just a few minutes ago:
-Ammonia: approx. 2-3ppm
-NitrAte: in between 5 and 10ppm (it's difficult to determine the exact number on the API Freshwater Master Test Kit color scale)
I just added a couple more drops of Ammonia (literally just 2 drops) to feed the beneficial bacteria. I have three questions now: 1.) What can I expect now for the fishless cycling pattern and how do I know when the cycle is completely done? 2.) When can I add Tommy to his new spacious home? and 3.) How do I add him safely?