Here we shall be chronicling the tales of the cycling of the tank of Sir Reginald Fitchface, of the Halfmoon Double-Tails.
I put his filter in his tank today, and it definitely needs to be baffled a little bit, so I'll have to pick something up when I go out to the store later.
Anyways, the details:
Fitchy, as he's known, is living in a lovely 5.5g aquarium with an adjustable 50w heater set at 78, and a new Top Fin 10 filter (it came with the tank).
The parameters before the filter:
I did a 50% water change while installing the filter, and after a half hour, my ammonia reads somewhere between 0-0.25ppm. The rest of the params are the same. (Silly API kit, give me a number, not a color!)
Anyways, I intend to test the params every day, hopefully every 12 hours if I can.
Any advice/suggestions/feedback/cookies appreciated!
And of course, pictures!