Originally Posted by JessJesting
The fish can survive in there, yes? If not, what should I do? =/
Sorry for all the questions and thanks for your patience. Much appreciated.
yes they can... I'd say test for another week. if you are getting all zeros and the plants are actively growing, I wouldn't worry about it anymore and begin stocking...
I have a few shrimps and twenty hitchhiker snails in a half gallon of water and plants thy I basically neglect...
I usually dont stock my tanks woth anything but snails for the tfirst few weeks. I dont even change the water. I feed the snails to create ammonia? and always add a layer of substrate, not matter how thin. I find that this helps establish the tank faster. The water may or may not go throught a cloudy phase...when the plants are growing actively and the water is crystal clear...I know a system has been established.
Same as tekkguy, I never test my established planted tanks. Infact I've overstocked profusely temporarily holding 5 small cories and four other small fish in my 2.5 gallon and the water remained perfect - Just trying to emphasize the capacity of a planted tank...definitely not recommending anyone to overstock. fish need their swimming space... lol.